Gore earns Nobel nomination for global warming work
Feb 02, 2007 09:41 PST
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore has been nominated
for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw
the world's attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian
lawmaker said Thursday.
"A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a
difference, and Al Gore has made a difference," Conservative Member of
Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of
trade, told The Associated Press.
Brende said he joined political opponent Heidi Soerensen, of the
Socialist Left Party, to nominate Gore as well as Canadian Inuit
activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier before the nomination deadline expired
Thursday. (Watch what Democrats think about Gore running for president )
"Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore
uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila
[Watt-Cloutier] works from the ground up," Brende said.
During eight years as Bill Clinton's vice president, Gore pushed for
climate measures, including for the Kyoto Treaty, and after leaving
office in 2001 has campaigned worldwide, especially with his
Oscar-nominated documentary on climate change called "An Inconvenient
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