Former US Vice-President Al Gore tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize
FORMER US VICE-PRESIDENT Al Gore is hotly tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
The 59-year-old has been nominated for his efforts to raise public awareness of global warming, after presenting Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and organising the Live Earth benefit concerts in July.
Ex-Norwegian environment minister Borerge Brende, who nominated Gore, said: ‘A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference and Al Gore has made a difference.’
Gore is nominated alongside Canadian Inuit activist, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who has campaigned about the effect of global warming on the Arctic population.
The winner will be announced in Oslo on Friday and will receive a £750,000 cash prize.