Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Al Gore joins Jimmy Carter as a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. And I react with a giant yawn. This only further proves that the Nobel Peace Prize is a political popularity contest. After all, one question still remains for me-what has Gore's crusading had to do with peace? As it turns out, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has similar thoughts.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a rare vocal global- warming sceptic among heads of state, is "somewhat surprised" that former US vice president Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize, the president's spokesman Petr Hajek said in a statement.

"The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct," the statement said. "It rather seems that Gore's doubting of basic cornerstones of the current civilization does not contribute to peace."

Apparently, Gaia worship and ecological harmony and balance equal peace. Now if Al Gore can just find a way to do away with all of us brutish humans who get in the way of that dream...

Sorry Grumps, but I call BS on this. There always has been and always will be resource wars. Any shifts due to climate change don't change that fact.

No comments: