Al Gore, the Sami and Bali

On Monday Al Gore was in Oslo to receive his share of the Nobel Peace Prize. He didn’t arrive in a limo but on the fast train from the airport like the rest of us. It’s cheap, quick and most important these days, climate friendly. At the press conference, Gore pointed out that the Sami and other indigenous peoples, especially in the Arctic, who live off the land see the catastrophic effects of climate change better than most others. Therefore, the Sami and other indigenous peoples should be able to open the eyes of the rest of the world to the reality of climate change and take action. Gore was backed by Rajendra K. Pachauri, the head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who encouraged the Sami, together with other indigenous peoples, use all their power to warn the world about the consequences of the climate change.

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