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League of Conservation Voters Statement on Al Gore and IPCC Nobel Prize Win

Contact: Kristin Lee, (202) 785-8683 or October 12, 2007  

WASHINGTON,  DC - League  of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following  statement in response to former Vice President Al Gore and the  International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) winning the Nobel Peace Prize  for their work on global warming:        

"Congratulations  to former Vice President Al Gore and the International Panel on Climate  Change on this well-deserved honor.   No one has done more to focus the nation on the challenge of global  warming than Mr. Gore and the IPCC.   By spurring governments to act, we can reduce potential strife and  future wars over scarce resources that will result from global  warming. 
Mr.  Gore and the IPCC team deserve considerable applause not only for bringing  global warming front and center, but for elevating the national debate on  solutions.  Solving  global warming is not a technological problem - we know what we need to do  and have the tools we need to get started.  At its core, this is an issue of  leadership and vision.   
The  world's attention is now focused not only on the President and Congress,  but also on the 2008 presidential candidates.  In order to curb global warming,  we need leadership from President Bush as well as a commitment from all of  the presidential candidates to immediately work to address the climate  crisis.  
Half  of the leading presidential candidates have presented their plans on how  they would address this challenge, now the nation needs to hear from the  rest regarding their plans to solve the premiere challenge of our  time.  We welcome their plans  to combat global warming to help secure a more hopeful  future."
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