Former Vice President Al gore is a politician, Oscar-winner, self-proclaimed Internet pioneer, Environmentalist and he can now add another title to that list: Nobel Prize winner.
"I'm, of course, deeply honored," says former Vice President Al Gore.
He, and the United Nations are the first to win the Nobel Peace prize sounding the alarm on global warming.
"We have to quickly find a way to change the world's consciousness about exactly what we're facing," he says.
Environmentalists and scientists are thrilled:
Terry Root of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at Stanford University says, "Oh my God, it's absolutely wonderful. Scientists have been working, some of us 35 years, to get the world to understand it's a problem."
But it was Gore's Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" that brought much public awareness.
Now riding high on an Oscar, an Emmy and the Nobel Prize might Gore consider another run for President?
Former President, and former Nobel Prize winner as well, Jimmy Carter says, "If Al Gore decides to run for president, I'll support him."
In the past Gore has said he has no "intention" of running.
Chuck Todd, NBC's Political Director says of Gore, "He would have to start talking about other issues whether he likes it or not."
Congratulations poured in from President Bush, whose policies Gore has criticized, and from the campaign trail: Senator Barack Obama(D)
Obama says, "Al Gore has advanced the cause of peace at home and around the world."
Senator Hillary Clinton (D) responds, "It is fitting that he is honored in this way at a moment when the world must make decisions."
But like a politician, the former Vice President took no questions, giving no new hint of whether he might join the race.