So, Al Gore is a recipient of the 2007 Nobel peace prize?
“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.”
What exactly does making a “documentary” film (yes I use the term loosely) about global warming have to do with peace? It must be the well documented fact that if the air is cleaner and we stop the rise of climatic temperature everyone will suddenly realize there’s no need for fighting and peace will prevail. Or could it be just a crock!
This all coming from the Nobel Foundation. The same people that gave out the Nobel Peace Prize to such people as Mr. Oil-For-Food himself, Kofi Annan in 2001 along with terrorist Yasser Arafat in 1994 for “efforts to create peace in the Middle East” which should make perfect sense to everyone. (Note the sarcasm). Also worth mentioning is that the creator of the peace prize, Alfred Nobel, was also the inventor of dynamite and military munitions.
Don’t get me wrong. A cleaner planet would be great and I commend Al Gore for his efforts to bring about awareness of the situation. However, what in the hell does this have to do with peace? Nothing! Maybe Ronald Reagan should’ve made a “documentary” about male pattern baldness. God knows he needed to do more than merely forcing the end of the cold war to earn the prize. (That’s sarcasm again). By the way, that credit was officially given to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.”
Now for the “documentary” part of this. I was always under the assumption that a documentary contained facts. A British court gave an opinion that there were at least 9 seperate falsehoods in “An Inconvenient Truth.” Those falsehoods were either based on unproven opinions or they were outright lies. Either way, this “un-politisized” (damn, I’m sarcastic today) film did everything to lay blame on the United States and the current administration for climate changes. There is no proof whatsoever that the changes to the earth’s climate are man made. If they are, does Al really believe we’re the only ones causing the problem? What about all the other countries in the world? How about China and India? Nope…just Bush and his environmental policies.
Get over it! Al Gore deserves a prize for peace like Ron Jeremy deserves an award for his educational works toward abstinence. His “documentary” (I did it again) has nothing to do with peace.
It is the opinion of this high court and the honorable judge, Dr Satch, that the Nobel Foundation is nothing more than an elite group giving an elite award to an elite person as yet another way to spit in the face of President George W. Bush for U.S. policies in Afghanistan and the Middle East. I guess a politisized movie deserves a politisized award.