Scripps Institution of Oceanography is awarding its first-even Roger Revelle Prize to former Vice President Al Gore.
Gore will be in La Jolla Friday evening to receive the award.
The award will be given out during a dinner marking the 100th birthday of the institution’s late former director.
UCSD said Gore was selected for his efforts to raise awareness of global warming.
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