Greenpeace Statement on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to AL Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

July 6, 2010

"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 crisis.

"Al Gore has given voice to the overwhelming majority of Americans whose concerns have been ignored - he is a true American hero."

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