Jessica Mondillo’s Blog

Al Gore wins the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

October 12, 2007

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this week.

So what did Al Gore do to get this award?  Wrote a book and made a documentary of himself on global warming.  Personally, I haven’t read the book or watched the movie, but yes global warming does bother me.  Although the Earth is warming up more than usual, I think it is important to remember that the warming of the Earth is NOT all caused by human activity.  The Earth does naturally go through warming and cooling periods.

The thing most people don’t realize about An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s documentary, is what the UK did after it distributed it to more than 3,000 schools.  The UK High Court deemed the documentary to have political bias.  Also, the documentary has scientific inaccuracies according to the UK High Court.

So as great as it is that Al Gore is helping to spread the word about global warming.  I’m not sure he should be getting the Nobel Peace Prize, a highly prestigious international award, for work that is inaccurate.  Please remember I have never seen the documentary but I think it is interesting that the UK does not see this information as fit to show in schools without warning students of bias and inaccuracies.  I’m glad people are become more aware of global warming but I’m not sure Al Gore was the best person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


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