Al Gore, UN Panel Share Nobel for Peace

No replies
davew
davew's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/20/2006
Points: 85376

AP News Wire wrote:

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.


Read the rest of the story here.

At first it didn't occur to me that they were talking about the peace prize and how strange that was. Why would someone win the peace prize for spreading the word on global warming? In the end it makes perfect sense. Wars are about resources and climate change is going to have a profound effect on the way these resources are distributed. By getting out ahead of climate change Gore and the U.N. are attempting to promote peace. I say hats off to both them and the Nobel committee. (Maybe that should be "helmets off".)

__________________

"we must be the change we wish to see in the world"

My house powers my car - grocery bag
Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
Build Your Own Electric Bicycle
Who Killed the Electric Car? Essential documentary explaining what happened the last time electric cars were killed



Who's new

  • firingpin
  • Wersula
  • Anjana Jain
  • bradsmith12
  • Rod6270
Customize This