Al Gore says honored to win Nobel Peace Prize

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WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) Former US Vice President Al Gore said he was honored to share the Nobel Peace Prize with the UN climate panel today for their work on global warming and said he would donate all of the proceeds to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

''I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,'' he said in a statement.

''This award is even more meaningful because I have the honor of sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- the world's preeminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis -- a group whose members have worked tirelessly and selflessly for many years.'' Gore also said he would donate all of his share of the proceeds.

''My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the US and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.'' REUTERS PD RK1550

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