What a swell reminder for all those Hollywood players making movies as badly as they can that film is a worldwide medium with worldwide impact — all the more reason to aim higher than the testosterone level of teenage boys and create a pic that can change the world. Isn’t that why you people got into the business in the first place? Or was it really to make Good Luck Chuck? So congratulations to Al Gore (Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth) for sharing the Nobel Peace Prize today with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “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,” as the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. Which, through these awards, is “seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind. Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.”
The Nobel was awarded because “Al Gore has for a long time been one of the world’s leading environmentalist politicians. He became aware at an early stage of the climatic challenges the world is facing. His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change. He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted.”
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