Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he is deeply honored by the decision to award him and a United Nations panel this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their work on climate change.
Gore said he and his wife will go to Oslo December 10th to accept the award on behalf of the thousands who have been working so long and hard to get out the word on what he called this planetary emergency.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee today (Friday) cited efforts by Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to disseminate knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for fighting it. The Nobel committee praised Gore as one of the world's leading environmentalist politicians. The committee said the IPCC has created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming. Gore said he would donate his full share of the prize money to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization.