Nobel peace prize winner, Dr Rajendra Pachauri
Today the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to former US Vice-President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Meanwhile representatives from 190 countries are meeting in Bali to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto treaty.
Have this year's peace laureates succeeded in putting climate change at the front of the global agenda?
And how important will the issue be in next year's US presidential elections?
Stephen Sackur is in Oslo to speak to Al Gore and the Chair of the IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri.
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