Thursday, October 11, 2007

Why Al Gore Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Gore's epic effort to focus attention on the perils of climate change supports the goal of preventing wars.

By Carl Pope

Oct. 11, 2007 | What's world peace got to do with global warming? Perhaps everything. Or it will if things don't change fast -- if, in 10 or 20 or 40 years devastating floods and droughts displace millions of refugees and spur nations and tribes to desperate bloodletting. At which point, no one will have the slightest doubt why members of the renowned Scandinavian foundation thought former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was an obvious choice for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Speculation has been growing that Gore will be chosen for the prize on Friday. Regardless of the outcome, Gore is, quite simply, the indispensable player in the drama of mankind's encounter with the possibility of destroying the climatic balance within which our civilization emerged and developed.

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1 comment:

Ben said...

I believe he'll win, nobody deserves it more. And to those people who don't believe global warming is a real crisis, how warm was it where you live today?