Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.
He has already won an Academy Award for his climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth and, in 2007, Gore also helped organise Live Earth concerts, which sought to raise awareness about climate change. “I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,” Gore said. “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.”