The IPCC/Gore Nobel

I am so pleased that the thousands of scientists who have contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are being recognized for the work with the Nobel Peace Prize. And Al Gore is not a bad guy either.

Hearing the news on the radio this morning made my day.


  1. #1 ecogeofemme
    October 12, 2007

    Mine too!

  2. #2 Sicilian
    October 12, 2007

    Al Gore will be vilified worse than he already is by the right. . . . Kind of sad because I do agree with you. He seems to be one of the few squeaky clean politicians around.

  3. #3 jo(e)
    October 13, 2007

    Yes, it was nice to hear some good news for a change.

  4. #4 AriSan in New York
    October 13, 2007

    I, too, am one of the kindreds felt ‘It made my day,’ hearing that Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007. This is a case of apparently beaten legacy tranformed to many fold more positive result. Suppose Al Gore insisted that the entire Florida vote to be recounted to make a certain conclusion as to who is the real victor for the presidency, and indeed became the president. Then, Al Gore would never have the time as he put to make all that “Climate Change” work to warn the world and the winning of the Osca in Hoolywood and waking up the world population of people to rally behind him. He is only 59, and he has time to work as a president of the United States of America some day, now in addition along with the prestegious Nobel Laureate title. The one time sure-failure turned out to be used to do good work, which not all failed could muster, but in essence the person in terms of how he is made of and aspire for the greater good made this turn out to be a reality. I join to haile for Al Gore who is richly worthy to deserve the prize with all previous commenters in this page.

  5. #5 Adrienne
    October 15, 2007

    No mention about how Gore’s “science” is totally backwards? Surprising. Carbon dioxide levels rise AFTER the temperature, not before. Check the science there. I’m not knocking the outcome because awareness is always a good thing, and I’m all for decreasing our impact on this planet, but it chafes that all this is a result of politicized science.

  6. #6 Chris Rowan
    October 15, 2007

    Adrienne – that may have been the case in the past few ice-age cycles (where CO2 was just a feedback amplifying the effect of changes in the Earth’s orbit on average solar heating), but back then there wasn’t an industrial civilisation of 5 billion trying their hardest to undo 500 millions years’ worth of natural carbon capture and storage in as few centuries as possible…

  7. #7 ScienceWoman
    October 15, 2007

    Thanks Chris.

    Adrienne – If you look at CO2 and temperature measurements over the last 50 years or so, you will see that CO2 is not lagging behind this time around.

  8. #8 Adrienne
    October 15, 2007

    Guys, I’m just saying that, taking into account that 20 years ago the scientific community was screaming about the upcoming ice age, Al’s science takes a lot of things for granted. Are thermometers from the beginning of the century as accurate as they are now? Absolutely not. And Al is screaming about 0.5 degrees when Farmer Bob had his thermometer in a cornfield back then and now ‘that exact spot’ is a parking lot that will retain heat longer and skew the results. This whole solar system is heating up, not just our planet.
    Are humans impacting the planet and adding to global warming? Sure. But we’re not the whole kit and kaboodle here. You are more than welcome to blow me off as someone who listens to conspiracy theories etc., but it irks me that everyone is getting behind science that twists the facts. [/opinion]

  9. #9 Chris Rowan
    October 16, 2007

    it irks me that everyone is getting behind science that twists the facts

    I respectfully that suggest you stop doing it, then.

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