Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore and the IPCC win 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(Make sure to read J. Kingston Pierce's post here.)

He won!

Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have won The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Gore "is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted," according to the Nobel citation.

For more, see the NYT, WaPo, CNN, the AP, Reuters, and the BBC -- but, of course, the reporting is everywhere. For reaction, of which there will be a great deal throughout the day, see Memeorandum.

And to those who question what Gore has done for world peace, that is, who question the connectiong between global warming (and the awareness thereof) and world peace, to the deniers, to the clueless, imagine what chaos will be unleashed upon us when the seas rise, millions die, and the world as we know it falls apart.


There is, of course, more talk that Gore will enter the presidential race. If only. He likely won't.

But I wish he would. He is the most qualified person in the world for the job.

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