Every time Al Gore comes on TV, I just can’t seem to control my urge to chant Go Al, Go Al, Go Al! The man is remarkable. He lost the Presidential election by default, found a global issue to tag himself to, made a movie, won an Oscar and now he’s managed to win The Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".

All hail Al!!

Mr. 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 greenhouses gases. Sadly, a current survey revealed that a significant segment of Americans though aware that Mr Gore won The Nobel Peace Prize were unclear as to why he actually won it.

The Nobel Peace Prize has sparked controversy throughout its history. The Norwegian Parliament appoints the Peace Prize Committee, but pacifist critics argue that the same Parliament has pursued partisan military aims by ratifying membership in NATO in 1949, by hosting NATO troops, and by leasing ports and territorial waters to US ballistic missile submarines in 1983. However, the Parliament has no say in the award issue. Past winners have included Martin Luther King (1964 laureate), Jimmy Carter (2002 laureate), The 14th Dalai Lama (1989 laureate), and Kofi Annan (2001 laureate) amongst many. On closer inspection, the peace-laureates often have a lifetime's history of working at and promoting humanitarian issues.

We applaud Al Gore for his relentless quest for relevance. This is a man whom was publicily robbed for the U.S presidency seat yet eight years later, he is awarded what is arguably the most prestigious accolade to any man. The man is his own PR Machine and we love him for it.

Memorably, Gore gave a brief speech at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony after the Inconvienent Truth won ‘Documentary Feature’: "My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It's not a political issue; it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act.

Go Al! We need a female Al Gore with a Hermes Birkin of course!

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