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Al Gore Is About To Become Even More Insufferable

by @ 7:07 am on October 12, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Al Gore, In The News, Politics

First the phonies in Hollywood give him an Oscar, now the phonies in Oslo have given him the Nobel Peace Prize:

Former Vice President Al Gore Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today along with a United Nations panel that monitors climate change for their work educating the world about global warming and advocating for political action to stop it.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee characterized Gore as “the single individual” responsible for convincing world governments that climate change was real, caused by human activity, and posed a threat to society.

Gore has focused on the issue through books, promotional events and his Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, incorporating the work of some 2,000 scientists, has been monitoring evidence of climate change and possible solutions since 1988. The panel is a joint project between the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization.

Between the science showcased by the panel and Gore’s advocacy, the two helped “build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change,” the committee said.

“Whereas in the 1980s global warming seemed to be merely an interesting hypothesis, the 1990s produced clear scientific support.”

As with last year’s award to Bangladeshi banker Mohammad Yunus, whose pioneering use of small loans to the very poor helped contribute to the stability of developing nations, this year’s prize focused on an issue not directly related to war and peace, but which was seen as critical to maintaining social stability.

The panel said that global warming “may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world’s most vulnerable countries. There may be increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states.”

For me, the Nobel Committee lost all credibility in 1994 when it gave the “Peace Prize” to a known terrorist and murderer, so the fact that they’ve given it to Al Gore means nothing to me. It is ironic, though, that he won the prize only days after a British Judge found that his movie contained numerous inaccuracies about the environment.

Of course, that won’t matter to the true believers, and it won’t matter to the media, both of whom will hype Gore’s victory from now until the official award ceremony in December. The more interesting question, though, is whether this might lead to a late entry into the Democratic race for President. My personal guess is no, but only time will tell what Gore’s ambitions are now that he’s a Nobel Laureate.

One Response to “Al Gore Is About To Become Even More Insufferable”

  1. Harry Landers says:

    For me, the Nobel Committee lost all credibility in 1994 when it gave the “Peace Prize” to a known terrorist and murderer

    For me, the Nobel Committee lost all credibility in 1978 when it gave the “Peace Prize” to a known terrorist and murderer

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