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#1 Old 10-12-2007, 10:04 AM
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Yay Al! In my opinion Mr. Gore deserves this recognition for his service to humanity in raising the awareness of climate change issues. Even those that try to quibble with the scientific basis for climate change issues must recognize that Al is driven by his concern for the Earth and life on the planet.



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British judges don't seem to see the same light

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/200...ores-movie/?hp
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British judges don't seem to see the same light

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/200...ores-movie/?hp



the British judge quibbled with a few factual statements in an Inconvient Truth, which was a movie not Al's life by the way, and the quibbles were definitely not those that are central to the argument on climate change, which the same judge called powerful.



see Washington Post article about the ruling:



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews
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I edited the thread title a wee bit, because after all it's not just ANY Nobel Prize but the Nobel Peace Prize. So now he's in the same company with MLK, et. al.



Well done, Al!

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the British judge quibbled with a few factual statements in an Inconvient Truth, which was a movie not Al's life by the way, and the quibbles were definitely not those that are central to the argument on climate change, which the same judge called powerful.



see Washington Post article about the ruling:



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

Without that movie we wouldn't have this thread.
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Good. Maybe he can use the prize money to heat his home.
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I read that the connection between global warming and peace arises from the fact that battles have already begun in Africa over land affected by global warming.
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Sweet.
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Good. Maybe he can use the prize money to heat his home.



He will be giving it to charity I believe.



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at the concert in jersey this summer Al was the recipient of big love from everyone. i don't think that there is any other politician that could have elicited such a response from the people that were there. Obama might get a good reception from people like those in attendance but Al got genuine hugs sent his way.
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at the concert in jersey this summer Al was the recipient of big love from everyone. i don't think that there is any other politician that could have elicited such a response from the people that were there. Obama might get a good reception from people like those in attendance but Al got genuine hugs sent his way.



An Obama/Gore ticket would be unbeatable.
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An Obama/Gore ticket would be unbeatable.



I still cant work out how he (Gore) managed to lose the last time he ran for office . From an outsider looking in , the US economy was booming , America was at war with no one , he seemed to be making the right moves . Yet the voters put Bush in ?
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I still cant work out how he (Gore) managed to lose the last time he ran for office . From an outsider looking in , the US economy was booming , America was at war with no one , he seemed to be making the right moves . Yet the voters put Bush in ?



Thank the antiquated electoral college system. Gore won the popular vote.
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I still cant work out how he (Gore) managed to lose the last time he ran for office . From an outsider looking in , the US economy was booming , America was at war with no one , he seemed to be making the right moves . Yet the voters put Bush in ?



Gore did win.



I think he would have had even more votes if he had let Clinton support him, but at the time after the Ken Starr's and Linda Tripp's he distanced himself.
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Good. Maybe he can use the prize money to heat his home.





But he purchases carbon credits to make up for his annual $30,000 energy bill, so it's okay.
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Thank the antiquated electoral college system. Gore won the popular vote.



In my book, that means he won! So in the end, the people's votes didn't count. That's why people around the world laugh at the U.S.'s weird electoral system.
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The criticism of Al Gore over his energy usage is not unlike the criticism Mother Teresa received when she sought medical treatment in the U.S. and no, I'm not comparing Al Gore to Mother Teresa, just their similar treatment from the defaming mobs. The good someone does in their life should be measured as a whole, not based on micro circumstances.
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The criticism of Al Gore over his energy usage is not unlike the criticism Mother Teresa received when she sought medical treatment in the U.S. and no, I'm not comparing Al Gore to Mother Teresa, just their similar treatment from the defaming mobs. The good someone does in their life should be measured as a whole, not based on micro circumstances.



I agree, but there are always the jealous people who hate other people's successes. A person could do 98% good works, but those jealous people would only focus on the 2% of mistakes they made and see nothing else. * sigh *
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I agree, but there are always the jealous people who hate other people's successes. A person could do 98% good works, but those jealous people would only focus on the 2% of mistakes they made and see nothing else. * sigh *



Which is a lot like the way some VBers bang on about PETA, who, I believe, are trying to convince Al Gore of the contribution of the meat and dairy industries to global warming.
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The media definitely sways how people view things, Gore took the spotlight for a long time while the real offenders went about their business unnoticed as usual. It's silly to go along with the brainwashing of it all.
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I don't think it's brainwashing. People who could be brainwashed by that would be brainwashed by anything, and thus don't count. They would be too damned weak to be of any use anyway.
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Thank the antiquated electoral college system. Gore won the popular vote.



Except that Gore was doing his damndest to win the electoral vote, and only the electoral vote.
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I am interested in knowing whether or not you think that Al Gore deserved to win the Nobel peace prize and if not who you think would deserve to instead, if anybody?



I do not think that Al Gore deserves to win at all! He is not a vegetarian/vegan and his movie does not even mention how meat eating is so disastrous for the environment. I think that it was irresponsible for him to leave that out of his movie and I think he is hypocritical to not be at least a vegetarian!!Him winning the Nobel Peace prize to me is a joke!!!!



I think the nobel peace prize deserves to go to Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, hands down, love them or hate them PETA has really done alot to get people to sit up and take notice of the plight of animals and has turned millions of people, including myself, vegetarian/vegan!! I can't think of anybody on this earth that deserves it more than her!!!!!!
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Yes, I think he did deserve to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There are many others who are worthy as well, but that doesn't detract from the act that he helped spread an important message that was otherwise not receiving the attention it deserves.

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I am interested in knowing whether or not you think that Al Gore deserved to win the Nobel peace prize and if not who you think would deserve to instead, if anybody?



I do not think that Al Gore deserves to win at all! He is not a vegetarian/vegan and his movie does not even mention how meat eating is so disastrous for the environment. I think that it was irresponsible for him to leave that out of his movie and I think he is hypocritical to not be at least a vegetarian!!Him winning the Nobel Peace prize to me is a joke!!!!



I think the nobel peace prize deserves to go to Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, hands down, love them or hate them PETA has really done alot to get people to sit up and take notice of the plight of animals and has turned millions of people, including myself, vegetarian/vegan!! I can't think of anybody on this earth that deserves it more than her!!!!!!



It's the Nobel PEACE prize. It's not a matter of helping animals or of the environment. It's a matter of attempting to stop wars from being fought because of climate change.
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It's the Nobel PEACE prize. It's not a matter of helping animals or of the environment. It's a matter of attempting to stop wars from being fought because of climate change.

But it can be argued that one way of contributing to alleviating climate change would be to advocate veganism. I still think he deserved the prize, because he has done a good job in communicating that climate change is actually happening and that it is man-made, and warning about potential consequences. The next step is looking into the solutions, and this is where veganism fits in.

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I've never known the selection committee (whoever that is) to take vegetarianism into account??? Of all the people who have won, how many of them were veg?



And was Ingrid Newkirk even nominated? I remember seeing the list, and I didn't see her name... maybe because she fronts a radical, controversial activist group?



while I don't like the fact that Gore isn't veg, the fact remains that his movie has had a dramatic impact on the environmental movement.

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From PETA:

'Congratulations to Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of the global warming crisis.

The award was announced just this morning, and PETA Prez, Ingrid Newkirk, immediately sent a letter to Gore offering congratulations on his great accomplishment, but also asking Gore to do more.

Gore is Chairman of the Board for the Alliance for Climate Protection, where he will be donating half of the $1.5 million prize money. They have created a 7-point pledge that offers a list of steps people can take to help reduce their negative impact on the Earth. We would like for Gore and the Alliance to add an 8th point—to go vegetarian.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you already know that going vegetarian is the best thing one can do for the environment. According to the U.N. itself, Gore’s partner in winning the Peace Prize, raising animals for food generates almost 40 percent more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined.

Follow Ingrid’s lead and send a letter of your own to Gore, c/o the Alliance for Climate Protection, and ask him to add this essential 8th point to the pledge.'
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I was going to say the same Bof
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The good someone does in their life should be measured as a whole, not based on micro circumstances.



While I agree with this in principle, it is hard to take someone seriously who doesn't live by the suggestions they preach. It would be like if I acted like some uber-vegan who went to AR protests and ALF events and told people about the horrors of the meat & dairy industries, but dined on a 12oz steak every night. Those who found out I did that would discredit me pretty quickly. And thus I find it hard to take Al Gore seriously anymore. I used to really like him, but his lifestyle has me
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