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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 12:52 PM
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The Nobel Prize And Al Gore
Edited on Sat Aug-25-07 01:02 PM by RestoreGore
In October the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced and Al Gore is one of the main contenders for the prize this year and deservedly so. For he has brought an awareness of the climate crisis we face to the world that has now brought about a new hope with a warning that unless we as a global community act now to prevent the worst affects of our actions towards this planet we will not have a sustainable planet to live on. It is for certain the most important issue/crisis we will have to deal with in this century as its affects touch upon every other aspect of our lives and the lives of those to come after us.

To me the work he has done on this issue for the last thirty years and now continues as a global ambassador is indicative not of a person doing it for political gain or to score political points which to me is actually very refreshing. It is the work of a man who is truly passionate about preserving a balance that not only sustains us but all species. His slideshows, books, An Inconvenient Truth the movie, speeches, appearances, and organizations such as The Climate Project and The Alliance for Climate Protection have been in concert with his lifelong commitment to the moral aspect of us as stewards to this planet.

And indeed, his work and advocacy in the past few years since he left politics has now influenced how companies do business, how governments respond to this crisis, and how individuals live their lives. And winning such a respected and coveted prize as the Nobel would only enhance his ability to get this important message out to more people. With him continuing his training in Australia next month and expanding it to South America, India, and I hope Africa, there is so much more he can accomplish in his mission to bring about a global grassroots sea change regarding the mindset surrounding global warming and our part in the solutions.

As he reiterated recently, people in America are becoming more environmentally aware, however, it is not enough yet to cause the moral tidal wave of demand that we must see in order to make the political changes necessary that will not come in this military/industrial system that only seeks to placate with words but not actions. I do believe being a Nobel Peace Prize winner is a much deserved prize for anyone seeking to take on such a monumental task that to me makes running for office look like a cakewalk. It is most assuredly not standing on the sidelines by any means.

Therefore, I wait to hear the announcement of the winners and hope that Al Gore wins this prize because of the man he is, the work he has done and is doing, and the hope for the future he will continue to bring to others who will benefit from his knowledge, his vision, and his work on this the most crucial issue of our lifetime.

Good luck Mr. Gore, with much love.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 01:25 PM
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1. More about the Nobel prizes
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 01:56 PM
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2. Who else is in the running?
I'd love Gore to win, but also realize that I'm pretty myopic. Who else is up for the peace prize?
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 02:16 PM
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3. Names of nominees are kept secret by the committee. However...
Edited on Sat Aug-25-07 02:17 PM by RestoreGore
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=88871

Those who nominate can divulge their choices. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an advocate of the Inuit people who has done very important work regarding climate change in the Arctic is one nominee (I actually am hoping she can share the prize with Mr. Gore) as well as Evo Morales, and others mentioned in the link above. All I know is if he does win the tears are going to flow. It is so gratifying to see him accomplishing all he has wanted to do in life regarding his passion. To see him rewarded in this fashion when it will also benefit so many other people is quite emotional.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 05:55 PM
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4. kick
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 01:13 AM
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5. I would love to see Al Gore join Jimmy Carter as a Nobel
Peace prize winner. Good luck, President Gore.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 03:57 AM
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6. And I would love to see Al Gore join Jimmy Carter in the category of "President"...
And to become an actual resident at the White House and take his rightful place there....finally. :hi:
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 08:55 AM
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8. Why should the color of your house matter in making a difference in the world?
Do you think Jimmy Carter will be most remembered for his work in the White House, or his work after it? I say definitely the latter. Mr. Gore has plenty of time for that if he so desires, and this Military/Indistrial complex system changes enough in the next few years to the point where good men like him are appreciated for the qualities they bring to the table. Right now we need to to do what must be done to get people to see the urgency of what we are doing to this planet first and that is a fulltime job. You can't do that 24/7 from the White House unless it is also a priority with the people, which at this point in time it is not.
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-07 08:46 AM
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7. Yes, and we all know the important work President Carter has also done as a private citizen
And it is what he will be remembered for because he has sewn the seeds of peace throughout the world with the Carter Peace Center. Just as I am hoping to see The Alliance for Climate Protection become for Al Gore regarding bringing the tools of knowledge to the world on this climate crisis to sew the seeds of sustainability which I believe will lead to peace.
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