gore wins of nobel peace prize

gore wins of nobel peace prizefrom financial times: Al Gore, former US vice president, and the UN climate panel won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for raising awareness of the risks of climate change.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee chose Gore and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to share the $1.5m prize from a field of 181 candidates.

Al Gore had been touted as the most likely winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize since his film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, hit cinema screens last year.

So the award of the prize on Friday to the man who in his own words “used to be the next president of the US” surprised few, but reinforced his reputation as the world’s foremost champion of environmental issues.

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