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.