Al Gore now walks in the pantheon with the following Nobel Peace Laureates:
Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, James Earl Carter, Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Yunnus, and Wangari Maathai.
Al Gore, The Champion For The Planet brings the issue of Global Warming and Climate Change to every village and hamlet, from sea to shining sea with his unstinting and focused attention on an environmental issue many dismissed or denied. Thursday night Gore brought down the house with thunderous ovations at California senator, Barbara Boxer's fundraiser. Well Done Al Gore, Well Done. IPCC as well as a group shares this honor with Al Gore.
... Gore focused on what has become his signature issue - global warming - telling the crowd at the Westin St. Francis that it is critical for citizens and leaders alike to be "coming to an agreement on how we can work together, quickly, to solve these moral imperatives and crisis."
Global warming, he said, shouldn't be seen "as an ideological issue."
"We have everything we need to get started," he said. But it's important "not to paralyze people with the fear that we're facing."
"We have to call upon our courage as free men and women ... and it's our whole civilization that's at risk."
The actual receipt of and the awarding of the Nobel prize, the Nobel Medal, the Nobel Prize Diploma and the document confirming the Nobel prize winnings are given by His Royal Highness King Karl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on December 10th, 2007. Nobel Laureates participate in a series of Lectures in Stockholm, culminating with the Nobel Peace Prize winner delivering their lectures in Oslo during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony before King Harald V of Norway.
Gustav Vigeland is the designer of the prestigious and world famous medal. As always, Alfred Nobel's visage is the face of the medal.
The Nobel Peace Prize Medal
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Pro pace et fraternitate gentium meaning "For The Peace and brotherhood of men".
Prix Nobel de la Paix", the relevant year, and the name of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is engraved on the edge of the medal.
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