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Al Gore and UN Climate Change Panel Share Nobel Peace Prize

Al Gore and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Al Gore won for his role in creating public awareness of global warming with the film "An Inconvenient Truth." The UN panel includes a large number of scientists who meticulously research climate change and its causes, reported the New York Times.

The award recipients point to a trend in the Nobel Peace Prize in "redefining the potential sources of conflict and threats to peace," reported the BBC.

The New York Times article focused more on Al Gore than the BBC. It wasn't until about halfway through the article that an explanation of what the UN panel does appeared. The BBC focused first on the panel and then on Al Gore. The Times is a U.S. publication so Al Gore is of more interest to the readers.