Friday, October 12, 2007

Global Warming Isn't Just for Gore

It was announced this morning. Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in educating people on global warming. He has been a proponent of global warming for many years, even releasing the movie An Inconvenient Truth which focuses on the subject.

But, Al Gore wasn't the only one to receive the award. He is sharing it
with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The panel was established in 1998 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The group's website says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assesses information relevant to the scientific basis of global warming, its possible effects, and options for dealing with the problem. The panel doesn't perform research, but it studies scientific literature on the subject. The chairman is Rajendra K. Pachauri from India. There are also 43 other members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Bureau from all over the world.


Sujata Khandelwal said...

I was excited to hear that Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri won the Nobel Peace Prize. Your blog is extremely current and discusses an issue that is on the minds of many people.

I really enjoyed the link to the Nobel Prize organization. I spent some time looking up the winners in the other fields from past years.

I also liked the link to Pachauri. I think most people may only associate Gore with global warming. Obviously, it is a world-wide movement.

Andrea Berry said...

I agree, this is a great topic and I was thrilled to learn they were awarded the Peace Prize. I followed the link to Pachauri and then to the Climate Science site to learn about some of the events happening.. These are busy people! There are meetings scheduled each week this month alone. Glad that prize money is going to good use!