Friday, October 12, 2007

One more reason why the Nobel Prizes for anything other than hard science are worthless

From The Washington Post:

Former Vice President Al Gore Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, along with a United Nations panel that monitors climate change, for their work educating the world about global warming and advocating for political action to control it.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee characterized Gore as "the single individual who has done most" to convince world governments and leaders that climate change is real, is caused by human activity, and poses a grave threat.

Gore has focused on the issue through books, promotional events and his Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a joint project between the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization, has been monitoring evidence of climate change and possible solutions since 1988.

The science showcased by the panel and Gore's advocacy have helped 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," the committee said.

Translation: Since our hopes of seeing the imposition of global totalitarian socialism through the force of Soviet arms died (thanks to the efforts of the damn Pope [spit], Thatcher [double spit] and Reagan [triple spit]) the junk science of human-caused global warming seems to represent the best hope of getting the people of the civilized world to turn over their wealth and liberty to a world government ruled by elites just like us. On this basis we are giving Gore the Nobel Peace Prize.