Gore Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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In addition to being nominated for an Academy Award, Al Gore has now been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to draw the world’s attention to global warming. While it is common in the United States for Al Gore to be attacked by right wingers who deny the scientific evidence for global warming (along with denying the validity of evolution, and possibly believing the world is flat), Gore’s nomination bridged the ideological devide:

“A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference,” Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told The Associated Press.

Brende said he joined political opponent Heidi Soerensen of the Socialist Left Party to nominate Gore as well as Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier before the nomination deadline expired Thursday.

“Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up,” Brende said.

The prize winner is typically announced in October.

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    Daniel DiRito says:

    See a tongue-in-cheek visual recounting Al Gore’s recent successes and the possibility of a more “lofty” goal…here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

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