Pelosi Congratulates Al Gore for Winning Nobel Peace Prize for Leadership on Global Warming

October 12, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C.--House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today congratulating former Vice President Al Gore for winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding work to raise awareness about global warming:

'Al Gore sounded a clarion call that awakened the world to the very real threat of global warming. He has performed an invaluable service to humanity that is more than worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize.

'Through his ground-breaking film, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' his lectures, books, concerts, and many other activities, Al Gore has done more to educate the public on the dangers of climate change - and on the positive steps we can take to prevent it - than any other individual.

'Vice President Gore's public advocacy and the scientific efforts of Dr. Rajenda Pachauri and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have opened the world's eyes and removed any doubt that the climate crisis threatens our world and our children's future.

'The United States must now act. The New Direction Congress is completing work on a landmark energy bill that is our first step toward addressing global climate change. Soon after, the House will consider 'cap-and-trade' legislation that will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I hope President Bush will join us in our efforts and help the United States take a global leadership role in combating the climate crisis. We have no time to waste.'