Al Gore winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize shows how much the world community is concerned about global warming — in sharp contrast to our own government. Gore’s citation lauds him as "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."
Rather than just being an environmental issue, the Nobel committee also considers global warming a threat to peace, because it "may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the Earth’s resources." It said that there were already "climate wars" occurring in the Sahel belt of Africa.
Gore shares the prize with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which the committee praised for creating "an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming."
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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