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Apple honors Al Gore's Nobel prize win

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri October 12, 2007

Apple honors Gore

Apple is paying tribute to Al Gore's shared win of the Nobel Peace Prize today with a message posted to its home page that reads: "Al has put his heart and soul, and much of his life during the past several years, into alerting and educating us all on the climate crisis. We are bursting with pride for Al and this historic recognition of his global contributions." Gore was chosen to share the award with the United Nations Panel on climate change, in part for his efforts on the Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth," which was produced using Apple's Keynote presentation software.

At a press conference reacting to the award, Gore said "It is the most dangerous problem we have ever faced, but it is also the greatest opportunity we have ever had to make changes. This is a chance to elevate global consciousness about the challenges we now face."

Al Gore joined Apple's board of directors in 2003 and likely played some part in the Cupertino-based company's recent decision to reveal its environmental policies and plans for the future. Gore also led the committee that investigated Apple's recent stock options scandal, clearing all current Apple management of any wrongdoing.

Gore's win has incited a push for encouragement to run in the '08 presidential election. In a May TIME Magazine interview, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected. But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see."

The former Vice President has repeatedly said that he would rather pursue change on social and environmental issues from a private rather than political position.






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  1. jogdish

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    guarantee

    I guarantee you that ten years from now global warming will have been completely forgotten and we will be freaking out about something else that will be causing our imminent demise.

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Won't Last That Long.

    I don't think the hype will last past the election.

    This just in... Mars and Venus are warming up at similar rates to the Earth. Those darn Americans are polluting our universe...

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Congratulations

    to President Gore.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    this just in

    jogdish and jameshays proud to be ignoramuses!

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Counterpoint...

    ...as an architect advocating 'design with climate' for upwards of 20 years, I can only suggest that so much of what we do makes so little 'common' sense, it is indeed gratifying to see public consciousness raised on this issue...

    Apple technology for me holds an even bigger promise in resource conservation with features such as iChat, conveniently enabling the possibility of a reduction in physical commuting - Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Garden City' perhaps more logistically enabled...

  1. kirktalon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Even if he is wrong . .

    Even if he is wrong (and I don't think he is) we can make ourselves a self sufficient energy producing country and tell the Middle East to suck air.

    Oh yeah in other news: NEVER FORGET THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE!!!! Turkey get over it, it is in the record books.

  1. howiethemacguy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh Jeezus!!

    Apple really needs to stay out of politics. Al Gore is a lying hypocrit. I wouldn't be surprised if this alienates many of Apple's more conservative customers. Global warming isn't a crisis. It's a phenomenon that NO ONE as successfully PROVEN. Right now, it is merely a concensus between scientists. There can never be consensus in science. Science deals with facts.... NOT consensus.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re oh jeezus

    Hey howie, your hero Rush Limpballs uses Macs, but I'd be perfectly happy if all you conservatards went over to S***** PCs. FOAD.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    facts?

    howie, you wouldn't know a fact if it bit you in the arse. Consensus comes about in science, due to the FACTS.

    How about you tell us next how evolution is a great big fat conspiracy? I could use another laugh at your expense.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    call the waaaahmbulance

    for our wrong-wing friends, whose heads are exploding because Al Gore chose to use his post-political career for the good of mankind.

    You want your favorite GOP politicians to win some Nobel prizes? Then tell the Republicans to quit s******* our Constitution, quit starting wars and torturing people, quit spending our nation into bankruptcy, quit having s** in public bathrooms, quit the homo-bashing, quit being the most corrupt politicians the nation's ever seen...

    well h***, if the Republicans quit all that, they'd have nothing left to do. Maybe they could then start being decent human beings who are worthy of being recognized as such, like Al Gore.

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