Gorey Prize

It has been a few weeks now, but I still can’t get over the fact that Al Gore is sharing a Nobel Peace Prize. When I learned that the Grameen bank had been awarded the prize previously I was quite thrilled, but Gore?! The man quite obviously has a political agenda and is marketing himself brilliantly. There are so many more people who put far more on the line for the cause of global warming, but Gore just has a bigger profile. I am not in agreement with the award this time, and there are several others I found that feel the same.

His 1992 book “Earth in the Balance” was more theater than advocacy. In it, he assessed the forces of planetary destruction that included air and water pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, overpopulation, ozone depletion and global warming. He highlighted the impact of auto emissions and need to phase out the internal combustion engine but made no effort in office to do it.

says Stephen Lendman in his article, and I happen to agree.

It reckoned that his 20-room, eight-bathroom mansion in Nashville sometimes uses twice the energy in one month that the average American household gets through in a year. The combined energy and gas bills for his estate came to nearly $30,000 in 2006. Ah, say his defenders, but he uses rainwater to flush his lavatories. Is there enough rainwater in the world, I wonder?

Damien Thomson

His documentary was not completely factually correct either, according to Justice Burton, a High Court Judge. The Nobel Prize seems to be a political tool now, as is most other things. A scientist believes that all this brouhaha is unnecessary as well.

Global warming doesn’t matter except to the extent that it will affect life–ours and that of all living things on Earth. And contrary to the latest news, the evidence that global warming will have serious effects on life is thin. Most evidence suggests the contrary.

According to Daniel Botkin, things are not as serious as Gore makes it out to be. (See his article here)

I wonder who will be awarded the next prize, maybe Rudy Giuliani for his efforts in licking porn?

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4 comments
  1. His political agenda is to do the right thing. That’s not bad. I fail to understand why anyone would be bothered by such action.

    His documentary film was highly accurate. Out of about 200 places the whiners in Britain complained, the court in Britain found 9 where there might be ambiguity, but none where there was outright error.

    Got a lot of money invested in oil stocks?

  2. janusis said:

    Oil stocks? I take public transport to work, rarely ever travel by a petrol-guzzler, use the minimum of electricity, use CFC free aerosols and refrigerators, and don’t burn my garbage. What about you, Ed?
    Gore hasn’t been able to upstage his president bosses, or even run for the candidacy this time against the present power houses. This way he gets people begging for him to run for president and can decline the offer with dignity.
    Maybe if he practiced what he preached people might give him a chance..

  3. But Gore has never preached lying, cheating or stealing — what do you have against a good guy, a religious guy, who is a good father and right on technology over the long run? I don’t think you’re paying any attention to what Gore preaches, or what he does.

    Maybe if you didn’t have it in for such a nice guy, nice guys would have a better chance.

  4. janusis said:

    It is tough to find a nice guy in politics.
    I don’t have it ‘in’ for Gore, but I don’t believe he deserved the Nobel either. It remains to be seen whether he can make concrete difference. Talk is great, but it’s results that matter.

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