It was announced this morning that former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to raise awareness and combat man-made global warming.
Certainly, Gore has been on a tear for the last two years. Between documentaries, books, and other appearances, it was hard to go more than a few weeks without Gore popping up somewhere talking about how we are damaging the Earth. The Nobel committee got it right when they said, "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."
I applaud his efforts and congratulate him on his award, though I think winning the Nobel Peace Prize will end any ideas he had about running for President in 2008. Why put yourself through that sort of meat grinder when you are finding success campaigning for a cause you are passionate about.