Peres welcomes Gore to the Nobel club

President says only with global cooperation can the essential changes be made to forestall global warming.

October 14, 2007 00:40

President Shimon Peres, 1994 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, telephoned former US vice president Al Gore on Friday, to welcome him to the club of Nobel Peace Prize winners. Gore and Peres, aside from being old friends, share a common concern about global warming. Peres told Gore his acclaimed documentary film An Inconvenient Truth that was being screened around the world had made a major contribution toward enlightening people about the hazards of global warming, and the need to preserve the quality of the environment. Peres applauded Gore for being an instrument of change and causing people worldwide to rethink their attitudes and actions. Peres told Gore that only with global cooperation can the essential changes be made to forestall one of the greatest risks currently confronting mankind. Gore told Peres he was thrilled to be on the Nobel Peace Prize list with him. Gore's Nobel triumph has fueled speculation in the US that he may reenter politics as a Johnny-come-lately candidate for the Democratic nomination for the White House. If he does cast his hat into the ring and succeeds in winning the nomination, it would be his fourth bid for the US presidency.

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