Climate Change Campaigners, Like Gore, top Nobel Speculation

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Al Gore tops speculation about who would win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

The former vice president was nominated jointly with Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier by two Norwegian politicians. Nobel watchers and bookmakers say they are both good bets, as is the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The five-member Norwegian committee that awards the Peace Prize works in secret, releasing only the number of candidates -- 181 this year.

Still, the names of some candidates are announced by those who proposed them. With only a few names to go on, speculation often is based on world events.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus