ALBERT ARNOLD ( AL) GORE JR.
2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
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.
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- Born: March 31, 1948
- Place of birth: Washington DC, United States
- Nationality: United States
- Harvard University, BA in Government, 1969
- Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion 1971 - 1972
- Vanderbilt University Law School 1974-6
- Biographical highlights:
- 1969-71 Serves in Vietnam as an army journalist
- 1971-6 Investigative journalist and editor on The Tennessean
- 1977-85 US House of Representative for the state of Tennessee
- 1985-93 US Senator for the state of Tennessee
- 1993-2000 Vice President of the United States
- 2000 Democratic nominee for President in the controversial 2000 election that was resolved by the US Supreme Court in favor of George W. Bush
- 2004 Founds Current TV
- 2007 Wins Academy Award for An Inconvenient Truth
- 2007 Wins Emmy for Current TV
- 2007 Wins Nobel Peace Prize
- The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, 'Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem.' If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.
- The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific community about this. But the political systems around the world have held this at arm's length because it's an inconvenient truth, because they don't want to accept that it's a moral imperative.