Al Gore, U.N. panel win Nobel Peace Prize

  1. OSLO, Norway - Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21262661/
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    And I was SURE that Rush Limbaugh was going to win . . .

    Well, at least now VP Gore can afford to pay his home energy bills.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   ZASHAGALKA
    The Nobel Prize:




    Is it too late to ask for a recount?

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Nov 3, '07
  5. by   HM2VikingRN
    i think that this was another attempt at intervention by the world in an attempt to encourage us to put our house in order.

    the interesting thing about this award is that this is the second time that the nobel comittee has selected a democratic presidential office holder/candidate for this distinguished award. most assuredly neither bush jr or cheney will be honored with this award.

    see:

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    the prize was awarded to:
    jimmy carter jr., former president of the united states of america, for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development

    source: http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/peace.html
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Oct 12, '07
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Well, at least now VP Gore can afford to pay his home energy bills.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

  7. by   loricatus
    Nice to hear that Gore received recognition for his efforts.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    In awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the committee has signalled its view that climate change is now one of global society's defining security issues.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7041597.stm
  9. by   Cursed Irishman
    Quote from hm2viking
    the prize was awarded to:
    jimmy carter jr., former president of the united states of america, for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development

    source: http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/peace.html
    carter will go down as having a more effectual post-presidency, than presidency than any other president.
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    I think that President Carter is a role model for all of us in how to best live your life in retirement.
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    When I retire I plan to be a foster grandmother.
    I was blessed with two amazing grandmothers and think I have a lot to contribute.
  12. by   bethin
    Quote from HM2Viking
    I think that President Carter is a role model for all of us in how to best live your life in retirement.
    Absolutely. What he has done for AIDS, malaria, and other diseases in third world countries is to be highly commended. He could easily retire but he works with his foundations to better this world before he leaves it.

    As far as Al Gore, I neither love him nor hate him but am proud that he rec'd the Nobel Peace Prize. What an honor.
  13. by   Roy Fokker
    permit me to quote a blog author i visit often and read with relish:

    i, the undersigned, alfred bernhard nobel, do hereby, after mature deliberation, declare the following to be my last will and testament with respect to such property as may be left by me at the time of my death:

    to my nephews, hjalmar and ludvig nobel, the sons of my brother robert nobel, i bequeath the sum of two hundred thousand crowns each;

    to my nephew emanuel nobel, the sum of three hundred thousand, and to my niece mina nobel, one hundred thousand crowns;

    to my brother robert nobel's daughters, ingeborg and tyra, the sum of one hundred thousand crowns each;

    miss olga boettger, at present staying with mrs brand, 10 rue st florentin, paris, will receive one hundred thousand francs;

    mrs sofie kapy von kapivar, whose address is known to the anglo-oesterreichische bank in vienna, is hereby entitled to an annuity of 6000 florins .w. which is paid to her by the said bank, and to this end i have deposited in this bank the amount of 150,000 fl. in hungarian state bonds;

    mr alarik liedbeck, presently living at 26 sturegatan, stockholm, will receive one hundred thousand crowns;

    <snip>

    while mr. gore has done nothing to abolish or reduce any standing army, and i believe i must have missed the peace congress he held, i suppose one could argue that his global warming travelling tour has fostered some kind of fraternity between nations.

    sort of. i guess.

    we have long suspected that the nobel prize for peace is increasingly irrelevant -- despite repeated nominations, ghandi never received one, yet yasser arafat is a nobel peace prize recipient.

    ah, well. that's politics for you.
    read entire post...


    cheers,
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    ...Just look down the list of previous winners and the issues they represented.
    Nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East, North Korea, East Timor, Northern Ireland, Soviet break-up, the ending of South African apartheid, landmines, the Middle East again, South Asian rural poverty... all things which threatened to affect, and in many cases did affect, the well-being of citizens inside and outside the conflict zones.

    Now the Nobel Foundation has added climate change to the list. And the conflation of the laureates is interesting. ...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7041597.stm

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