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Open Congratulations to Al Gore

Defending ScienceI received email from Al Gore today in which he announced his gratitude and intentions for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for his shaping of public opinion on climate change.

My comments on defending science were recently included in a collection of comments by signatories of the Defend Science Statement. Today, I thought right away to invite Vice President Gore to broaden his defense of climate related science to a full-throated endorsement of the scientific method. My emailed reply to Vice President Gore included the following.


Open Congratulations to Al Gore:

Congratulations, Mr. Vice President!

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you and everyone to broadly embrace and defend science, in this and in every endeavor.

See comments from me and others on defending science at:

http://www.defendscience.org/fund_signatory_comments.pdf

Please sign and share the Defend Science Statement at:

http://defendscience.org/

Your compatriot,

Brian Glanz


Al Gore’s announcement email, Subject: I am deeply honored, in full text:

Dear Brian,

I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This award is even more meaningful because I have the honor of sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change–the world’s pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis–a group whose members have worked tirelessly and selflessly for many years. We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level.

My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the U.S. and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.

Thank you,

Al Gore

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