Monday, October 15, 2007
Go you Gore Thing
Maybe not as much as those kids, but I'm pretty excited that Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize this year. I think the work that he has been doing is amazing. Upon receipt of the honour, 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 is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level."
Gore was one of the first politicians to grasp the seriousness of climate change and to call for a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. He held the first congressional hearings on the subject in the late 1970s and has continued to be a world-wide ambassador ever since.
To celebrate how great Al Gore is, here are a couple of fun trivia facts about him that you can throw into conversation...
-A distant relative of Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson.
-Was actor Tommy Lee Jones's room-mate at Harvard.
Speaking of... did you know that Marcia Hines is Condoleeza Rice's cousin? Sweartogod!
For more information on Al Gore's work, go to climatecrisis.net