Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize

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This morning, Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007, “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.” Gore will be sharing his prize money with the Palo Alto-based Alliance for Climate Protection.

At TED2006, Gore delivered to a rapt audience the seminal slide show that would later that year form the core of his blockbuster documentary An Inconvenient Truth. He followed it up with a second talk at the end of the conference showing ways of turning climate concern into action.

Throughout the day we’ll be offering tributes to the impact of that speech on those present at TED2006 — and the way the impact has spread throughout the world.