Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2007 4:47 AM CDT
Al Gore in Norway.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Al Gore and the International Panel on Climate Change are the joint winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel committee lauded Gore and the United Nations organization for their pioneering environmental advocacy, and described Gore as "probably the single individual who has done the most" to raise worldwide awareness of global warming, AP reports.

Gore and the panel will split the $1.5M prize. Gore's highest-profile work to date is the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth." The Nobel win has prompted some speculation about Gore making a last-minute entry into the 2008 presidential race. (Read more Al Gore stories.)