Former US vice president Al Gore has made a brief speech to accept his Nobel peace prize. He said: “We’re going to donate 100% of the amount of this award to the Alliance for Climate protection. That amount is very small, compared with the enormous challenge that lies ahead.
“The Alliance for Climate protection headed by Cathy Zoi is organising a massive grassroots movement and a mass advertising campaign all focused together on trying to change the way people think.”
Gore won the award mainly for his box-office documentary on global warming: “An inconvenient truth”. He shares the prize with the United Nations’ own International Panel on Climate Change, which collates research from 3,000 climate scientists worldwide. It is led by Rajendra Pachauri, who said he was “overwhelmed” by the honour.