Tavish wrote:JTWood wrote:That's like me giving your last post the Cy Young Award. It may be a great post deserving of recognition, but what on earth does it have to do with the Cy Young Award?
Climate change has been and will continue to be a cause for war. Darfur is probably one of the most recent conflicts that is due in large part to global warming but it isn't the first and almost certainly won't be the last especially if the warming trend continues and makes more of the Earth unable to sustain civilization.
And of course there is the search and use of alternative energy sources. I don't think it is too difficult to draw a corollary between the dependence on oil by a nation and war.
Yeah, the statement from the Nobel Committee regarding the decision to award Gore and the IPCC makes a pretty compelling case as to why they were worthy of the distinction.
Not as compelling, however, as taking a rifle butt to the face. It should have gone to those Burmese monks. The day that puts his life on the line to champion his cause is the day I'll acknowledge that he deserved this over them.