We’ve been a little overwhelmed by American visitors in this tiny country lately. Earlier this month we were visited by President George Bush and now, for a completely different reason, Al Gore will be visiting Tel Aviv.
And what a reason.
In a gesture of respect and admiration, the Dan David Foundation (which is headquartered at Tel Aviv University) will be awarding its annual Dan David Prize to Al Gore, among other distinguished recipients such as Amos Oz and Tom Stoppard.
The Dan David Prize annually awards 3 prizes of $1 million each for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future.
Al Gore will be awarded the prize signifying contributions to our present, and we at Green Prophet couldn’t agree more. The Dan David Prize for achievements during our present recognizes actions that enrich our society today, and undoubtedly Gore has made serious contributions to current awareness of climate change and the environment.
If we could award him a prize, we would too.
For those of you who would like to witness the event honoring our green hero, tune in tomorrow evening at 8 to watch the live online video feed.