Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

I awoke this morning to the news that the man we actually elected President in 2000 had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless efforts on behalf of the planet to raise awareness of the impending climate crisis.

He shares the award with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Mr. Gore “is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted,” the Nobel citation said, referring to the issue of climate change. The United Nations committee, a network of 2,000 scientists that was organized in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, has produced two decades of scientific reports that have “created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming,” the citation said.

Mr. Gore, who was traveling in San Francisco, said in a statement that he was deeply honored to receive the prize and planned to donate his half of the prize to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit climate group where he is chairman of the board.

“We face a true planetary emergency,” Mr. Gore said in his statement. “The climate crisis is not a political issue; it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level.”

Congratulations Mr. President. You truly deserve the award. The Nobel committee has given the award to some specious recipients in the past. Giving it to you and the IPCC this year, following last year's award to Mohammed Yunnis goes a ways toward atoning for Kissinger and Arrafat.

That seizures, strokes and apoplexy are occurring all over right Blogistan is just gravy. Pass the popcorn, K-Lo is due to spontaneously combust in 5...4...3...2...1...

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