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Al Gore Could Win This Year's Nobel Peace Prize

2 Feb 2007

OSLO - Former United States Vice-President Al Gore is seen as a possible
winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to save the planet
from global warming, the head of the Oslo Peace Research Institute said

"The issue of global warming is also very topical and ... it wouldn't be
impossible for the Nobel committee to honour a person combating this
threat. In such case, Al Gore ... seems to me to be a possible candidate,"
the institute's head, Mr Stein Toennesson, told AFP.

Nominations for the prestigious prize have been flowing in to the Nobel
Institute in Oslo via email, fax and in letters. Finnish peace broker
Martti Ahtisaari and Chinese dissident Rebiya Kadeer have also been tipped
as possible laureates.

Two Norwegian Members of Parliament have nominated Mr Gore jointly with Ms
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Canadian who who has campaigned to draw attention
to climate change in the Arctic.

Mr Gore is currently criss-crossing the globe with his documentary An
Inconvenient Truth, a hard-hitting rallying cry against global
environmental catastrophe. - AFP