Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his efforts to raise awareness of global warming and to encourage changes to human practices to reduce our impact on the environment. This award is just one of many notable accolades that Mr. Gore has won for his crusade to save the planet. At the beginning of that year his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won two Academy Awards.
The dedication Al Gore has for saving the planet from global warming is seen not only in his public speeches, documentaries and research sponsorships, but it is also seen in his personal generosity. He plans to donate the prize money that comes with the Nobel Peace Prize to his non-profit organization Alliance for Climate Protection. This money will go towards research and outreach programs sponsored by Alliance for Climate Protection in an attempt to spread the word about global warming and to encourage people to take action now to solve this problem.
Global warming is a serious issue that impacts every life on this Earth. Because of this, it is important that kids learn all they can about global warming and start working on solutions for this global problem. Teachers can make a huge difference by addressing renewable energy education in the classroom.
Let’s fast forward to today. For the first time in history a woman, American Karen Uhlenbeck, earned this distinction from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Abel Prize in Mathematics is often referred to as “math’s Nobel” prize.