October 11th, 2007
10:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Gore to learn whether he'll win Nobel Peace Prize

If Gore wins a Nobel Peace prize, presidential talk is certain to heat up again.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Will Al Gore add a Nobel Peace Prize to his Oscar and Emmy honors?

"An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary featuring the former vice president captured two Academy Awards in February. The film focuses on Gore and his worldwide travels to educate the public about the severity of global warming. (Related: Draft Gore group steps up efforts)

Last month Gore picked up an Emmy - the highest award in television - for "Current TV," which he co-created. The show describes itself as a global television network that gives its viewers the opportunity to create and influence its programming.

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  1. Steve

    Go, Al. What a man.

    Now, if you declare for the presidency, do NOT march up and down the debate stage like a thug! And this time, take credit for all of the good Clinton and you did, rather than backing away from EVERYTHING Clinton because of Bill's sex addiction.

    It's obvious, most of the U.S. is nostalgic for B. Clinton's presidency, based on recent polls.

    Thanks.

    October 11, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Betty Childers, Houston, TX

    I don't understand how Global Warming fits into the Nobel Peace Prize. As for the documentary film dreamed up by Mr Gore, and shown to all our school children, it was so flawed it was/is a disgrace. How can a "prize" be based on that. This wonderful world has to have someone more befitting...

    October 11, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Mac, Severn, Md

    British court ruled this week that Gore's Inconvenient Truth has at LEAST 9 major factual ERRORS in it. Why would he get prizes for this? Rewarding Un-truths? How low can you go. He's a flim flam man.

    October 11, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. joseph, austin, tx

    Since everyone is sooooo proud of al for his nominee. are you equally proud for Rush Limbaugh for his nominee?

    October 11, 2007 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. Josh

    Attention supporters of Al Gore. Get your facts straight. During this period of so called "global warming" there has been no increase or decrease in temperature during the last 8 years. Gores movie was based on an idea. Many of the "facts" in his movie have been proven to be false. His "science" is based on a consensus. Real science in based on a theory that is tested and retested and exists as fact like... gravity, not like global warming.

    Additionally, During the Earths history, it has been both warmer and colder and man had nothing to do with that.

    Also, How can you be so cocky and arrogant to assume that this is the earths ideal temperature. Even if the globe is warming, maybe it's warming up to the correct temperature. To think that you should decide what the temperature should be for the kids of our future. Shame on you Mr. Gore and all you constituency.

    October 11, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  6. deroy, w. palm, FL

    he will win the prize and declare sweden is his home.

    he will never return.

    October 11, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. Henry Tucker, Ga

    I personally think Al should get the Nobel Peace Prize for inventing the internet!! That's a much bigger accomplishment than a fake-u-mentory.

    Maybe next year, Michael Moore can be nominated for his stellar work with Farenheit 9/11?

    October 11, 2007 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. Cathleen Seattle WA

    Um….generally the Nobel Peace Prize is not given because science is involved….just efforts in peace

    ... don't understand how Global Warming fits into the Nobel Peace Prize

    Ummmm....Try doing a little research-the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize are as follows:

    . The candidate’s commitment to nonviolent methods.
    2. The quality of the candidate as a person and of her/his sustained contribution to peace.
    3. The candidate’s work on issues of peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of the environment.
    4. The candidate’s possession of a world view and/or global impact as opposed to a parochial concern

    October 11, 2007 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  9. Cathy M in Tn

    Way to go Al! To those of you who don't want to believe the facts in his book. YOU ARE IN DENIAL! All I can say is I sure hope you snap out of it so there will be something left worth living on for our children and grandchildren.
    Better news would be that he will run for pres. again.

    October 11, 2007 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. Bets, Hood River, OR

    Terrific if Gore wins the Nobel Peace Price...but if he's going to run for President...will he do it on a "real wealth" platform? Our current consumer economy must transition if we're going to address global climate change. Riane Eisler's book, Real Wealth of Nations outlines concrete steps that would transform the dominator/consumption economy to one of caring/consciousness and valuing what's truly important: humans and the earth working in harmony.
    http://www.realwealtheconomy.com

    October 11, 2007 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  11. Lucia, TEXAS

    Al, you're the MAN. I can't wait to see you receive this fantastic honor.

    October 11, 2007 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. Tara, Virginia

    Hmm...Al Gore winning the Nobel peace prize for his Global Warming debut? Quite the expansion on the definition of "peace"......

    October 11, 2007 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  13. Cathleen Seattle WA

    Um….generally the Nobel Peace Prize is not given because science is involved….just efforts in peace

    .....I don't understand how Global Warming fits into the Nobel Peace Prize

    ...UMMMM try doing some research. The criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize are as follows:
    Criteria of the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee:
    1. The candidate’s commitment to nonviolent methods.
    2. The quality of the candidate as a person and of her/his sustained contribution to peace.
    3. The candidate’s work on issues of peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of the environment.
    4. The candidate’s possession of a world view and/or global impact as opposed to a parochial concern.

    October 11, 2007 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  14. N.T. Emm, Topeka, KS

    Yasser Arafat.
    Jimmy Carter.
    Al Gore (potential winner).

    Alfred Nobel must be spinning in his grave. What was once a highly praised and important humanitarian award has been reduced to a politically charged and skewed popularity contest that is on par with the Daytime Emmy Awards.

    If Al Gore wins due to his work on Global Warming – then the Nobel Prize needs to add a category for fibbing.

    October 11, 2007 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  15. Terry, El Paso, TX

    After reading these posts, I suddenly realize something!

    All the nations of the world who signed the Kyoto treaty are stupid!
    The vast majority of all scientists are all stupid!
    The Nobel Prize Committee are all stupid!
    Al Gore and all the people who made the movie are all stupid!
    The people who helped with Al Gore's book are all stupid!
    Birds are all stupid for migrating farther North than they used to – for no reason!
    Polar bears are all stupid for dying for no reason! Bears are so dumb!
    The Antarctic is stupid for melting for absolutely no reason! Ice is stupid!

    And who is smart?
    Laurinda, who says "How exactly does a crapumentary using junk science qualify Algore for the Nobel Peace Prize?"
    Burn wood who says, "You mean Nobel Nut Prize. I see he is back to shaving, must have donated the beard hair to 'Build a Bird Nest Family'"
    TideDruid, who says "How many CNN employees must disagree with him before he goes away to his high energy household?"
    Randy, who says "the credibility for taht award, went out the window when Big-Mouth Jimmy Carter won it. he needs to go back to his peanut farm and shut the hell up."

    What a fool I've been!

    October 11, 2007 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  16. Amy, FL

    "Since everyone is sooooo proud of al for his nominee. are you equally proud for Rush Limbaugh for his nominee?"

    Posted By joseph, austin, tx : October 11, 2007 5:04 pm

    Joseph in Austin, TX:

    What is Rush's nomination for, assisting with the dumbing down of our citizenry? Rush is an actor on radio who profits from people that don't think for themselves....gimme a break.

    October 11, 2007 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  17. Ashley, Santa Rosa, CA

    An Inconvient Truth was unfortunately biased by the decision to insert scenes from Gore's presidential race.

    October 12, 2007 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  18. North Carolina

    It makes the Republicans cringe when they hear Al Gore's name mentioned because they don't want him to have any exposure for fear of him running for President in 2008. I hope he wins the Nobel Peace Prize and if he will come out for Prez in 2008 it will be a landslide victory. God Bless America!

    October 12, 2007 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  19. Greg Williams, California

    With the state of major disarray the US is currently under with the Bush regime, this country needs a president with integrity, honor, an ear of responsibility to the nation's people and a conscience. Bush offers none of the above and that's why careful selection of our next president remains of critical importance.

    I truly believe Gore is a president that would help right the sinking USA Minnow; which is taking on momentous amounts of water right now. Gore has proven to have a pulse with the people and I think it would be greatly in this nation's, the people's, interest to see him run. I surely hope he does. America deserves much better and I think Gore is truly the only candidate that can live up to the nation's needs.

    October 12, 2007 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  20. laurinda,ny

    NORTH CAROLNA..AL did win the peace prize and he won't be running for prez. If anything he will be Hillary's running mate. They have my vote as well as many other sensible people.

    October 12, 2007 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  21. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Even yesterday his "movie" with all of it's LIES and DISTORTIONS was called out, by no, not a Republican, but another country.

    There are real experts from all around the world and that includes my backyard of MIT, Harvard etc, etc, that say he is full of it.

    The same people that said we were going to be wiped out by "killer bees" in the 1970's are all on his side.

    The worlds mean temperature has gone up one degree in the last 100 or so years.

    Of course the usual left-leaning organizations are genuflecting for this guy and I do APPLAUD him for getting us to talk about the WORLD, but I will not bow down to him as a savior until he stops jet-setting around in planes that are bad for the environment and pissing away 20 times the energy the rest of us use in our homes.

    The real Nobel prize winner and hero of the movement should be Ed Begley jr, who not only talks the talk, he has been living it for years.

    No running around the world using planes and cars that "pollute" and then getting a warm fuzzy by planting a couple of trees to "make up for it".

    I do my part, I recycle my papers and plastics as I believe in that part of the "cause".

    October 12, 2007 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. ronnie - knoxville tn

    This whole Al Gore worship is creepy; it's like a substitute for religion. Liberals tend towards the cult of personality, they are attracted to those who pander to popular (socialist) opinion. Al Gore fits the bill AND he's a victim (having lost the election.) Say, this Al Gore thing could be more retribution from people who voted for the wrong guy in the last election and still can't just let it go that they lost.

    October 12, 2007 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. xtina - chicago IL

    Thank you for your comments Tom in Denham,MA. Now, you're a real American. How could we go from global cooling in the mid-'70s to global warming? If the temp has only gone up one degree, why are we thinking warming exists? And, how can a fine American such as Ed Begley who lives the way we all should, not be the spokesperson for living a clean life? Many things bug me about Al Gore, but one is that he charges $50,000 to tell groups that we're ruining the planet, flying there in a chartered plane to do so. If we truly were in peril, wouldn't he make his presentation available for free to less affluent groups and colleges?

    October 12, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  24. D.J. - Wilmington, NC

    Oh my gosh ! How Al Gore 's legacy has grown. He didn't have the votes for President so he latched onto the one issue held sacred by liberals – The "Plaaaaanet" (spoken with a long whiny tone) – and that catapulted him to god-like status. If only Al Gore were President, we'd pay sky-high taxes so that his own company could sell you your carbon offsets so you wouldn't feel guilty about having that eight bathroom mansion !

    October 12, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  25. Matt, Detroit MI

    Is it just me or is that the most hideous possum-like face you've ever seen?

    October 12, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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