"Al Gore's unstinting efforts to wake up policy makers and the public alike to the global warming crisis have inspired many around the world to redouble their efforts to protect the planet.
"By awarding this prestigious prize to the former Vice President
of the United States and the IPCC, the Nobel Committee joins the
growing chorus around the world calling on the United States
government to participate in the global effort to solve the climate
"Al Gore has given voice to the overwhelming majority of
Americans whose concerns have been ignored - he is a true American
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