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Nobel Peace Prize

As reported in October at The Envelope, Please , former U.S. Vice President Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize this year with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  They were awarded the prizes today in Oslo.  Go here for the speech given by the Chairman of The Norwegian Nobel Committee, Ole Danbolt Mjös, and the lectures given by Gore and by R.K. Pachauri, the Chairman of the IPCC.  All three presentations are worth reading.  

See news coverage from "The Washington Post."  There's also a good story from NPR which covers the Peace Prize and the talks in Bali.



Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change