Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been awarded A Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to build up and disseminate knowledge about man-made climate change.
Gore has brought the issues of climate change to a mass public audience through his Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth.
The IPCC is the world’s leading scientific authority on climate change.
Mr Gore is currently in contention for another prestigious award – he has been shortlisted for the Environmental Personality of the Year category of the edie Awards for Environmental Excellence.
Further information on the awards can be found here.