Nobel prize to a noble Gore

December 11, 2007 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Former vice president Al Gore delivered his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo on Monday. Gore used a historical parallel with Alfred Nobel to explain how he re-wrote his life after the 2000 presidential election.

“Seven years ago tomorrow,” Gore said, “I read my own political obituary in a judgment that seemed to me harsh and mistaken – if not premature. But that unwelcome verdict also brought a precious if painful gift: an opportunity to search for fresh new ways to serve my purpose.”

Those ways included creating an Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and earning recognition from the Nobel Prize committee for his environmental advocacy. Gore has become one of the environmental movement’s strongest and most visible advocates. Can he help the world address the climate crisis with the urgency it demands?

“These are the last few years of decision,” Gore said, “but they can be the first years of a bright and hopeful future if we do what we must.”

Let us hope the world continues to listen.

Merci to my muse for providing the link to Gore’s speech.

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