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


sophie said...

marcia hines and condoleeza rice... really? i mean i know all black people look the same, but really?
my 'did you know' marcia hines tidbit of the moment is that she has a 'magic happens' bumper sticker on her lexus...

neha said...

i know soph. it all seems a "too convenient" doesn't it? next someone's gonna say oprah's their cousin too.

but in all seriousness. it's true.