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.
Oscar winner Al Gore takes Nobel Peace Prize