Gore, 59, has been coy, saying repeatedly he’s not running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, without ever closing that door completely.
The coy former Vice-President may run for president again, may choose to stay home admiring his Oscar, Emmy, and Nobel, or may do a one-man show on Broadway, which may in turn win him a Tony award, thus outdoing Rita Moreno, who hasn’t won a Nobel Peace Prize yet.
According to the WaPo,
The science showcased by the panel and Gore’s advocacy have helped to “build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change,” the committee said.
it wanted to bring the “increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states” posed by climate change into sharper focus.
While the Nobel Peace Prize winner gets $1.5 million, no one has yet claimed the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge‘s $125,000.
Previous winners of the Norwegian Badge of Uselessness are Yasser Arafat, Rigoberta Menchu, and Mohammed al-Baradei. In 2005 Hugo Chavez was one of the finalists, at least if one is to believe the official Venezuelan news agency.
“The first climate wars.” Puh-lease! It’s not as if we have a shortage of real, actual, ongoing, violent conflicts and wars, currently killing thousands and tens of thousands, that need addressing. “Nomads and herders” and farmers are in conflict? How many dead bodies is that? How does it compare to the massive, ever-growing death toll of the worldwide Islamic jihad?
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