Friday, October 12, former Vice President Al Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21262661/>. Gore and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the prize for spreading the awareness of and bolstering the fight against the threat of global warming. His recent documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is just one example of his method of spreading the word of global warming and what we can do to alleviate the threat. Watch the movie trailer of An Inconvenient Truth at <http://www.climatecrisis.net/trailer/>.
Ignoring any political bias one may have in support of or against Al Gore, I believe that the award was justifiably given. I believe that Gore deserves the honor of the Nobel Prize for his efforts in creating public awareness of the threat of climate change. It is a threat to everyone, not just one nation or two, but to the world united. Just as past Nobel Prize winners, who can be found at <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/>, have been awarded the prize for their altruistic action for the improvement of our world, Al Gore's genuine and unbiased actions named him the rightful prizewinner.