Friday, October 12, 2007

Ignobel Choice

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

The citation says Mr. Gore is “probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."

I will grant you he’s created more awareness.
I’m not buying the part about creating greater worldwide understanding.

If anything, Gore has heightened the intensity of discussions on the theory of global warming, but has done so at the expense of truthfulness and complete transparency. There are still a large body of credible scientists who would vehemently dispute the statements trotted out in Gore’s crockumentary, “An Inconvenient Truth…” for which he was bestowed an academy award by the Hollywood elite.

Al Gore is the first American since Jimmy Carter to win the Nobel Peace Prize, which speaks volumes. Watch the political spinmeisters have a field day with this one: The Washington Post is already running bold-faced ink along the lines of "save the planet, win the presidency."

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