Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Price

Posted on October 13, 2007

Photo of Al Gore

Former Vice president Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, which he shares with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Nobel Committee believes that climate change is going to be one of the driving forces in future conflicts and wars on the planet, as resources become more scarce.

Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, which helped found the intergovernmental panel, said: "This prize is an indication of the degree to which we've realized in the past few years that what happens in the environment is not just about natural resources but has so many different dimensions. It recognizes that changes in the environment are likely to manifest themselves in tensions and conflicts.

This is a great honor for Vice President Gore, which he richly deserves.