We are thrilled to announce that Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

“I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,” Gore said in a statement. “We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.”

Gore won an Academy Award this year for his film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ a documentary on global warming, and had been widely expected to win the prize. Climate change campaigner Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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+ An Inconvenient Truth

We at Inhabitat believe this is a great moment to highlight the agenda how urgent this issue is. The polar ice-caps are melting so quickly that even global warming scientists are surprised. This is truly a global humanitarian catastrophe, and we all need to work together if we have any hope of trying to reverse it.


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  1. Dorothy Cutting October 15, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    I’m soliciting information as to the thinning, not shrinkage, of the Polar Ice Cap since the year 2000. The shrinkage this year has been shocking, but that’s just information from satellites and doesn’t give us the whole story. The thinning is probably much worse, but I can’t find much information about this.
    For a stunning image of the shrinkage, go to and take a look at the graph on page five.
    Al Gore certainly deserved the Nobel Prize. The only criticism I have of his film is that it doesn’t show how bad things really are. But then, the data used to make the film are two years old, and we have learned much since then. Al Gore is still telling audiences that it’s ‘not too late to save the Polar Ice Cap,’ and this simple isn’t true.

  2. Abigail October 13, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Having just become a parent of two babies this week, I was really moved to discover that I am bringing them into a world where The Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to Gore and his team, and environmental issues and urgent calls to action are being given the focus and attention that is deserved and required for global environmental and social well-being.

  3. Art October 12, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Mr Gore sparked discussion about the environment in venues where such topics were previously a non-issue. Fact? Fiction? All I can say is I have become aware of becoming Carbon Neutral.

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