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Al Gore and IPCC win Nobel Peace Prize

The former US vice president and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are jointly given the The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

world Updated: Oct 12, 2007 15:28 IST

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded in Oslo on Friday to former US vice president Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Norwegian Nobel committee said.

Gore, a vice president to Bill Clinton and failed candidate for the White House in 2000, has reinvented himself as a champion of climate change with his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth".

The IPCC, a UN body comprised of about 3,000 atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, ice specialists, economists and other experts, is the world's top scientific authority on global warming and its impact.