Oscar winner Al Gore
takes Nobel Peace
If every losing presidential candidate followed up his defeat with so much success, losing may start looking like a good thing. Former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his efforts to fight global warming. He shares the $1.7 million prize with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize," he said. "We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue; it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity." It's a year of triumphs for Al. His documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, won the Academy Award for best documentary. He's also won an Emmy for his Current TV network.