OSLO (Reuters) – Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N. climate panel shared the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for work on global warming, and the award committee urged action “before climate change moves beyond man’s control.”Gore and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) won “for their efforts to 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 Norwegian Nobel Committee said. [Gore shares Nobel win with U.N. climate panel. Reuters. October 12 2007]

If Al Gore is planning to run for the Presidency, he has a big capital in his bag.

Now, if Nordhaus wins the Prize in Economics…

2 Responses to “[1407] Of Nobel Prize and climate change”

  1. on 12 Oct 2007 at 21:04 gledo

    It’s great to see my fellow Tennessean receive the Nobel Peace Prize after receiving the majority of the popular vote while loosing the anarcated electoral vote.

    A month or so ago the Smithsonian had an article about how switching to floresant light bulbs or led light bulbs would cut environmental pollution….

    A few weeks ago congress discussed outlawing the over 100 year old incadesant light bulb which uses 5% of its energy to produce light and giving off the rest in heat, which is good for baking those little cakes in those little ovens my sister’s used for their dolls.

    Even Wal-Mart and Duke power have teamed up with discount coupons for buying floresant light bulbs and I bought my first solar rechargable lamps at Home Depot last night..

    Somehow, I believe that good old Al Gore’s harping about the environment made alot of this possible.


  2. on 13 Oct 2007 at 11:06 zbicyclist

    In my view, Gore deserves the prize for bringing much-needed attention to environmental problems over many years.

    But, if you disagree, you may be interested in this list of past questionable Nobel Peace Prize winners:

    http://mikekr.blogspot.com/2007/10/nobel-peace-prize-not-always-worthy .html

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