Al Gore Earns 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination


In 2006, many believe that consumers worldwide were finally becoming educated about global warming and its effect on our planet. And many thank Al Gore for being a big contributor to it with his Oscar-nominated documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." Now, the former vice president has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize which we can't be more thrilled about. During eight years as Bill Clinton's vice president, Gore pushed for climate measures, including for the Kyoto Treaty, and after leaving office in 2001 he has campaigned worldwide. According to the AP story, Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, said that a prerequisite of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference and he believes that Al Gore has done so. "Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand," Brende said. The decision is traditionally announced in mid-October, with the prize always presented on the December 10 anniversary of the death of its creator, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel. There are only a few weeks left to upload your solution to global warming! Get the camera rolling and enter TreeHugger's Convenient Truths contest! Via ::CNN