Gore, U.N. climate panel win Nobel Peace Prize

SOS

ONA
Wackbag Staff
Joined
Aug 14, 2000
Messages
48,030
Likes
8,866
Points
938
Location
USA
#1
Reuters

Gore, U.N. climate panel win Nobel Peace Prize
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:07 PM EDT

By John Acher and Wojciech Moskwa

OSLO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the U.N. climate panel won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping galvanize international action against global warming before it "moves beyond man's control."

Political opponents saw the award as a snub to President George W. Bush who has doubted the science of global warming and rejected caps on emissions of gases believed to cause it, but the White House said it was happy for the winners and praised their work.

Gore, who lost narrowly to Bush in the 2000 presidential election and who some hope will run again in 2008, shared the $1.5 million prize with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The former Democratic senator, speaking in California, called global warming "the most dangerous challenge we've ever faced" but declined to address whether he might enter the presidential race. He has said he has no plans to do so.

The committee awarded the prize from a near record field of 181 candidates for their efforts to draw attention to mankind's impact on the climate and measures needed to address it.

"Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man's control," the committee said.

It warned that climate change -- linked to droughts, floods and rising seas -- could threaten living conditions across the world, prompt mass migrations and increase the risk of wars.

"We wish to put world climate on the agenda in connection with peace," committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes said.

Since leaving office in 2001, Gore has lectured extensively on the threat of global warming and last year starred in his own Oscar-winning documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" to warn of the dangers and urge action against it.

"He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted," the Nobel committee said. "The IPCC has created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming."

The committee said the case for action to stop global warming has been made convincingly by science.

"Whereas in the 1980s global warming seemed to be merely an interesting hypothesis, the 1990s produced firmer evidence in its support. "In the last few years, the connections have become even clearer and the consequences still more apparent."

The debate on global warming has focused partly on the certainty of the science, and some skeptics say that observed climate changes are within the range of natural variations.

PRESSURE FOR BALI DEAL

The award was seen raising pressure on the world to agree a new deal to combat global warming at a U.N. climate conference in Bali, Indonesia in December. Gore and the IPCC will collect their prize in Oslo on December 10, while it is under way.

Congratulations poured in from world leaders, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

But Gore's critics said the award was wrong.

"Al Gore doesn't understand the science behind climate change or he deliberately misrepresents it," said Joseph Bast, whose Chicago-based Heartland Institute has run newspaper ads challenging Gore to debates on global warming.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus was surprised at the award because the relationship between Gore's work and world peace was "unclear and indistinct," his spokesman said.

It was the second Nobel peace prize for a leading U.S. Democrat during the presidency of Republican Bush, who rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol setting limits on industrial nations' greenhouse gas emissions -- a pact supported by Gore.

The 2002 prize went to former President Jimmy Carter, which the Nobel committee head at the time called a "kick in the legs" to the U.S. administration over preparations to invade Iraq.

The award "shines a bright light on the most inconvenient truth of all -- the selection of George Bush as president has endangered the peace and prosperity of the entire planet," said Democrat John Edwards, a 2008 White House contender.

Mjoes said the peace prize, the first to go to climate campaigners, was not meant as criticism of Bush.

"PLANETARY EMERGENCY"

Gore, 59, said he would donate his share of the prize money to the Alliance for Climate Protection. "We have to quickly find a way to change the world's consciousness about exactly what we're facing," he said in Palo Alto, Calif.

"It is the most dangerous challenge we've ever faced but it is also the greatest opportunity that we have ever had to make changes that we should be making for other reasons anyway ... I'm going back to work right now. This is just the beginning," Gore said in a statement.

He ignored a question on whether he might join the election race. Monica Friedlander of the group www.draftgore.com which is pushing Gore to run said it would "be very difficult for him to say no."

IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said in New Delhi he was overwhelmed and privileged to share the prize with Gore. "This recognition ... thrusts a new responsibility on our shoulders. We have to do more and we have many more miles to go."

The IPCC groups 2,500 researchers from more than 130 nations and issued reports this year blaming human activities for climate change ranging from more heat waves to floods. It was set up in 1988 by the United Nations to help guide governments.

The scope of the prize established by the 1895 will of Swedish philanthropist and inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel has expanded from its roots in peacemaking and disarmament to human rights, the fight against poverty and work for the environment.

(Additional reporting in Palo Alto and by Washington, Brussels, London, New Delhi, Geneva and Prague newsrooms)
 

abudabit

New Wackbag
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
14,802
Likes
0
Points
0
#2
Love the heat. Ice caps are faggots.
 

Your_Moms_Box

Free Shit / Socialism 2016
Joined
Dec 20, 2004
Messages
5,755
Likes
468
Points
628
Location
Dover, Delaware
#3
Good for him, I wish I had voted for him in 2000.

I voted for nader because i didn't like bush or gore much, but now I see that Gore was the much better choice by far.


Too bad all those Jewish Lifelong Democrats in florida all voted for Pat Buchannan
 

Treat_Yourself

Registered User
Joined
Nov 17, 2006
Messages
548
Likes
0
Points
0
#6
Al Gore got the same prize Arafat got and he only had to make a propaganda film? Shit, back in the day you had to kill people for a nobel peace prize.
 

fuckwit

He loves you, and he needs money.
Joined
Jul 27, 2006
Messages
3,019
Likes
0
Points
0
Location
jersey
#7
Fuck Him In His Ass With An Ice Cone
and the fucking shitheads trying to "draft" Gore

ARE YA?

stupid cunts. yeh lets draft that fucking pussy. if he had a set of balls and fought after the 2000 election we wouldnt be in this mess.

Gore is a big fat twat. fuck him. i dont want him running for office again
 

Treat_Yourself

Registered User
Joined
Nov 17, 2006
Messages
548
Likes
0
Points
0
#8
Remember back in the '80s when this pussy-whiped shitstain let his wife take over congress for her PMRC music censorship hearings? And people trust him to be president?
 

Turfmower

Registered User
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
3,973
Likes
475
Points
578
Location
Jersey
#10
Its hot we get it.
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
4,494
Likes
1,192
Points
658
#11
and the fucking shitheads trying to "draft" Gore

ARE YA?

stupid cunts. yeh lets draft that fucking pussy. if he had a set of balls and fought after the 2000 election we wouldnt be in this mess.

Gore is a big fat twat. fuck him. i dont want him running for office again
If Gore won the election in 2000 we would be facing East every morning and answering to sand-naggers.

Bush may be a socialist in conservative clothing but at least he had the balls to take the fight to them instead of waiting to get attacked again.

edit: Fuck al Gore, just more advertising for his little pollution credit company... he's a fucking snake oil salesman.
 

Arc Lite

As big as your Imagination...
Joined
Apr 25, 2005
Messages
3,218
Likes
3
Points
0
Location
SW Missouri
#13
Man I can't stand that guy. I might halfway buy his load of shit if he practiced what he preached.

Get this, there's a "grassroots" campaign to get gore to run.

Is this a Communistic poster or what?



Anybody getting goosebumbs thinking about it?
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2005
Messages
10,005
Likes
172
Points
513
Location
NJ
#14
No dem that is interested in gaining the white house would support gore.
 

Treat_Yourself

Registered User
Joined
Nov 17, 2006
Messages
548
Likes
0
Points
0
#15
If Gore won the election in 2000 we would be facing East every morning and answering to sand-naggers.

Bush may be a socialist in conservative clothing but at least he had the balls to take the fight to them instead of waiting to get attacked again.

edit: Fuck al Gore, just more advertising for his little pollution credit company... he's a fucking snake oil salesman.
I don't get it. I can understand not supporting the Democrat's platform, but why do people have this delusion that a Democratic president would just surrender to radical Islam? Shit, Bill Clinton bombed Sudan and Afghanistan. They may not go invade nations, but they aren't afraid of using military action against enemies.
 

thrawn42

Hackmaster Jones Sr.
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Messages
1,443
Likes
0
Points
281
Location
Seattle
#16
Remember back in the '80s when this pussy-whiped shitstain let his wife take over congress for her PMRC music censorship hearings? And people trust him to be president?
:clap:

If he divorced that cunt, I might think about voting for him. It would show more intelligence than producing any "teh globl warming es malo" movie ever could.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Joined
Jul 21, 2003
Messages
17,793
Likes
5,126
Points
763
Location
Wilmington, NC
#17
This looks like Manbearpig central! I'm serial, guys!
 

TrybalRage

Registered User
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
2,035
Likes
2
Points
533
Location
Kennesaw, GA
#18
I fucking hate this guy. Completely uneducated about what he preaches, does nothing but act as a spokesman for a bunch of real scientists, and gets a fucking Nobel prize.

Have you seen his eyes? This guy is legitimately insane. And his wife is a cunt.
 

Xyn

3 letters, 0 meaning
Joined
Mar 3, 2005
Messages
3,753
Likes
2
Points
0
Location
California
#19
I love how long it took some people to realise Bush was a douche, yet how quick they are to bash Gore. Gore is a hypocritical ass, but he has done far less to hurt this country than our current commander in chief.

I have no doubt that I would hate Gore as president after one term, but I also have no doubt that we would have been better off with him in office in 2000.

No Bush, no faggoty war in Iraq. We win.

It's not like he wouldn't have had the republican congress to keep him in check.
 

Don the Radio Guy

G-Bb-A-D
Donator
Joined
Mar 30, 2006
Messages
69,628
Likes
5,081
Points
568
Location
Wyoming
#20
If it weren't for Al Gore inventing the interwebs we would have no forum to discuss this stuff. You should pray to him every night.
 

Schmed

I'm a corpse without a soul...
Joined
Nov 4, 2002
Messages
2,356
Likes
0
Points
0
Location
Shitsville, NY
#21
Al Gore got the same prize Arafat got and he only had to make a propaganda film? Shit, back in the day you had to kill people for a nobel peace prize.
Al Gorleone.

Didn't the Gore's run Occidental Petroleum back in the day ?

I don't see our good Al going after them, huh ? Fucking hypocrite. I guess they purchased carbon offsets from Gorleone's good company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occidental_Petroleum#Gore_family_ties

Environmental record
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified Occidental Petroleum as the 47th-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States, with roughly 1.2 million pounds of toxic chemicals released annually into the air.[3] Major pollutants indicated by the study include chlorine, antimony compounds, benzotrichloride, and hydrochloric acid. [4] The Environmental Protection Agency has named Occidental as a potentially responsible party for at least six Superfund toxic waste sites.[5]


Gore family ties
Occidental's coal interests were represented for many years by attorney and former U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr., among others. Gore, who had a long-time close friendship with Hammer, became the head of its subsidiary Island Creek Coal Company upon his election loss in the Senate. Much of Oxy's coal and phosphate production was from Tennessee, the state Gore represented in the Senate, and Gore owned shares of stock in the company. Because the stock passed to his estate after his death, his son and executor at the time, former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. received much criticism from environmentalists. [4] [5] However, Al Gore Jr. did not exercise control over the stock, which was eventually sold when the estate closed. [6][7]
 

Schmed

I'm a corpse without a soul...
Joined
Nov 4, 2002
Messages
2,356
Likes
0
Points
0
Location
Shitsville, NY
#22
How marvelous. And what are those inaccuracies?
  • The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
  • The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
  • The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute one-off events to global warming.
  • The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that this was not the case.
  • The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
  • The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant's evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
  • The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
  • The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
  • The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
  • The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
  • The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Joined
Jul 21, 2003
Messages
17,793
Likes
5,126
Points
763
Location
Wilmington, NC
#23
How marvelous. And what are those inaccuracies?
  • The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
  • The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
  • The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute one-off events to global warming.
  • The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that this was not the case.
  • The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
  • The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant's evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
  • The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
  • The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
  • The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
  • The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
  • The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
Gore's film is simply a subpar science fiction flick, as is "The Day After Tomorrow".

The main point is that most of the viewing audience that will go out to see this movie are stupid and lazy. They watch a supposed "documentary" and come out believing every word without checking the facts or questioning too much. So in essence, Gore and the people behind the film are selling their version of global warming, and they do a fairly good job at it.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Joined
Apr 22, 2002
Messages
78,146
Likes
27,218
Points
898
Location
Seattle
#25
Great, I didn't know there was a Nobel Prize for fiction.
 
Top Bottom