Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

This post, written by Melissa McEwan, originally appeared on Shakesville

In case you're keeping score, former Vice President Albert Gore has now: Won the popular vote, written several bestselling books, successfully launched a cable network, starred in the most successful documentary of all time, won two Oscars, won an Emmy, and won the Nobel Peace Prize:
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their work raising awareness about global warming.
The Nobel committee cited them "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
...The Nobel committee praised Gore as being "one of the world's leading environmentalist politicians."
"He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted," said [Ole Danbolt Mjoes, chairman of the Nobel committee].
The official award ceremony will be held on December 10 in Oslo, where Gore and IPCC will each receive a gold medal, a diploma, and a share of $1.5 million.

As you can imagine, there is some serious blubbing going on over here.

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