Last Thursday Al Gore was in Oslo giving his 'inconvenient truth' global warming speech to a crowd that included the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee.
Critics are saying he was there to lobby the committee because he has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
Norwegian members of parliament Børge Brende and Heidi Sørensen, who joined in their nomination despite political differences, (Heidi Sørensen is a member of the Socialist Left Party), jointly say that global climate is a fight for peace. Their nomination suggests that Gore share the prize with Inuit Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada.
"This is clearly, absolutely, one of the important efforts to achieve conflict prevention. Climate change can lead to enormous flows of refugees on a scale the world has never seen before. Fighting climate change is immensely important work for global peace," said Heidi Sørensen.
How did the media report on this news?
The Right: Rush Limbaugh said on his show on Friday that the former vice president was there lobbying the committee; that he shouldn't do this but rather have dignity about such things.
The Left: ABC news reported: "...there seems little chance of a link between his visits and any dreams of winning the peace prize, since the trips were planned well ahead of his Nobel nomination being announced."
Nominations for this year's peace prize, which is awarded by the five-member Nobel Committee in Oslo, had to be submitted by Feb. 1st.
The winner is announced in mid-October, with the prize presented on the Dec. 10 anniversary of the death of its creator, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.
The winner also gets a 10-million-krona ($1.4 million) prize.
Q: Whether Gore is lobbying the Nobel committee for their prize or not, do you think he should get it?
Q: Even more: Do you think Global Warming is a PEACE (prize) issue?
Q: Is this just another effort by the left around the world to advance their GW theories and fear tactics?
Q: Global Warming and Peace -- let me see…can I connect the dots on this one?
This is just another Swirled View that we have to discern from the truth.
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