Monday, December 10, 2007

Al Gore, Richard Branson, and Prizes for Environmental Innovation

Former Vice President Al Gore recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for the movie "An Inconvenient Truth."

In this video, he announces a prize funded by Richard Branson (of the Virgin Group) to be awarded to the inventor of the most innovative way to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

In recent years, prizes given to private groups for resolving technical challenges have proven to be more effective than projects paid outright by the government, and have even lead to the first private space travel.

You can learn some of the vocabulary relating to environmental issues from this interview.

最近、元副大統領アル・ゴア氏は"An Inconvenient Truth"という映画でノーベル平和賞を受けました。




Here is a link to the Japanese version of the video.

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