Al Gore And IPCC Win Nobel Peace Prize

Well most of you must already know the news by now; I’ve been expecting it and was pretty sure it would happen, and even though I’m a bit late, I just had to write about it: US Former Vice President Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change.

Gore, whose film “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Oscar earlier this year, has made climate change the focus of his public life in the years since he lost the 2000 US presidential election.

There’s a lot of talk today going on about how Al Gore shouldn’t have won the nobel prize, and how its value is being wasted on him and the other environment advocates.

Personally, I think the people saying that are the same kind of people who got us into this environmental mess in the first place. There’s nothing that we have that is more valuable than our planet, if people who actually care and want to make a difference in this area aren’t worthy of this award, then I don’t know who is.

Al Gore now joins Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter among prominent U.S. politicians to have won the prestigious prize.

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4 thoughts on “Al Gore And IPCC Win Nobel Peace Prize”

  1. I agree. It might not be what we expected as something for the “Peace Prize”, but it is a good way to draw people’s attention, and before all polar bears and subsequently all human-beings among other creatures on the planet die out, we should really start doing something about it.

  2. This is NOT a reason for a “Peace” prize. I would have no problem with him winning it for something “Science” related (well, I probably would but that’s a different matter), but peace?….no.

  3. Well personally, I disagree.
    I think you’re basing your reasoning on a narrow definition of peace.

    Peace isn’t just related to war; Global warming is the most serious threat to humankind and the planet today, and personally I think someone working towards a solution to this problem and huge threat is working towards peace and harmony for the world.

    I think Al Gore, the IPCC and their cause is as worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize as last year’s winner Muhammad Yunus and his fight against poverty, which is yet another problem for mankind.

  4. The bloody man didn’t do anything amazing. There is still pollution caused all around the world. The world is still dieing, for Pete’s sake. The man hasn’t changed the world to deserve that!
    This is a joke!
    In the past people would have put their lives in risk by fighting for what they believed was true e.g. Ghandi, Mother Therasa, Martin Luther King…. and now Al Gore! Welcome to the 21st century – that is a joke!
    So what do you have to do now to get a Peace Award? Make a concert, bring in a line-up of performing Artisits, but most importantly pile in the Vodka! That is a joke!
    Absolute joke!
    The man doesn’t deserve a thing!
    If there is an American who would deserve an Award, it would be a American who knows how to get America back up on its feet and end the big mess started in the Iraq and Afghanistan. That would be someone everyone will say deserves to win.


    “There’s a lot of talk today going on about how Al Gore shouldn’t have won the nobel prize, and how its value is being wasted on him and the other environment advocates.” – so true!

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