Former US Vice President Al Gore, who should have become President in 2000 instead of the miserable failure that is Bush, was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world’s attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian lawmaker announced yesterday.
During his eight years as Bill Clinton’s vice president, Al Gore pushed for climate measures, including for the Kyoto Treaty, that Bush flushed down the drain. Since leaving office in 2001 has campaigned worldwide on climate issues, including with his documentary on climate change called “An Inconvenient Truth,” which is nominated for an Oscar this year.
We’ll know if he wins the Nobel Peace Prize in mid-October, when the results are traditionally announced. The prize is then presented on December 10th.
Personally, I wanted Al Gore to win the US presidency back in 2000, wished he would’ve run again and won it in 2004, and would’ve hoped for him to consider running in 2008, but everything points towards the fact that he won’t.
I honestly think the world would be a slightly better and safer place if he was president of the US.