Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Why Al Gore deserved the Nobel peace prize

When AG won the NPP last week I was pleased, but I suspected that the academy had given it to him mainly because his campaign was A Good Thing rather than because of any direct link with world peace.

But this piece in Slate makes the good point that addressing climate change might be a matter of stopping wars before they start, rather than cleaning them up once they get going. And that really does deserve a peace prize.

1 comment:

Harrison said...

That piece makes some sense, I think. After all, danger of wars arises from suddenly reduced resources often.