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Yes, Al Gore kicks ass. If Lord and Savior were an electable position...I would vote for Al Gore. He was an EcoGeek before it was cool to be an EcoGeek, and we love him for helping wake the world up to the challenge we face. He's still a politician, but he's outside the system, and I'll be happy if he stays there.
Well, it's a big day for Al. It seems as if no one in history has been as honored as this guy. He's the only person to have won both an Emmy and a Nobel Prize. He's also the only American to win a Nobel Peace Prize since Carter. And, if memory serves, no presidential loser has ever been so honored, respected, powerful and influential. Not, at least, in living memory.
Everyone's excited for Al. TreeHugger is celebrating with "All Al All The Time." World Changing's Alex Steffen has got some great analysis on what the win means for the movement, and for climate change. Ecorazzi's got a poll asking if Al should run for president. And ENN has a full article discussing the news.
But let's not forget the 3,000 scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Al Gore may have brought the message to the people. But the message wouldn't have been there without the IPCC. Great work, you all deserve the honor, now that we all agree we've screwed up the planet...let's fix it!
written by Jason, October 13, 2007
written by Adrianne, October 15, 2007
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