Friday, October 12, 2007

Congratulations, Al Gore


From the Associated Press:
For years, former Vice President Al Gore and a host of climate scientists were belittled and, worst of all, ignored for their message about how dire global warming is. On Friday, they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their warnings about what Gore calls "a planetary emergency."

Gore shared the prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists. This scientific panel has explained the dry details of global warming in thousands of pages of footnoted reports every six years or so since 1990.

Gore, fresh from a near miss at winning the U.S. presidency in 2000, translated the numbers and jargon-laden reports into something people could understand. He made a slide show and went Hollywood. His documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" won two Academy Awards and has been credited with changing the debate in America about global warming. For Gore it was all about the message.
And if one more person calls the man a hypocrite for living in an electricity-sucking mansion, I challenge that person to look up "carbon credits" and see how the Gores are more than making up for any energy they use.

3 comments:

Margo Moon said...

Nice to meet you, Hapless Tigger.

Putting this honorable man in the White House would be so wonderful. Would it not be a relief to let go of our bitterness?

I came here to tell you that, and also to invite you to ride in my posse (blogroll), as you definitely seem to be hot on the trail.

May I call you Triple Secs?

Margo

Joyce said...

Hey there, Margo, glad to be invited to ride! Any friend o' the cap'n be a friend o' mine. And anybody who loves horses is doubly so. I've added your blog to my list too. Sure, call me Triple Secs, nice pun. I'll still hold out for the Grand Marnier. ;-)

Margo Moon said...

Thank you. I've been remiss concerning the Chronicles for a couple of days, but we'll get you saddled up right away, Triple Secs!