Al Gore Accepts Nobel Peace Prize
Well, I suppose working this hard to inform people about global warming would lead to some recognition, but a nobel peace prize? Maybe I'm just jealous.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore said Monday that the United States and China will "stand accountable before history" if they fail to take the lead against global warming — a daunting threat that would require wartime resolve.
In accepting the prize he shared with the U.N. climate panel, the former U.S. vice president said humanity must make peace with the earth or slide down a path of "mutually assured destruction."
"We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency — a threat to the survival of our civilization that is gathering ominous and destructive potential even as we gather here," Gore said at the Nobel ceremony in Oslo's City Hall.
Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, represented by its chairman Rajendra Pachauri, shared the coveted award for sounding the alarm over global warming and spreading awareness on how to counteract it.