Former VP Al Gore and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize today for their work in raising global warming awareness. Read the entire story here.
No matter how you feel about Al Gore, his movie or politics in general, you have to commend his efforts to bring the issue of global warming to light - he has brought the topic of global warming the forefront of discussions among world leaders, business owners, teachers, and regular citizens! Now, even my grandparents know and understand the environmental problems that we are facing - the message is so much more far-reaching than ever before.
Sometimes just bringing an issue to light is exactly what is needed to give it a jumpstart.