(and see post immediately below)
Alfred Nobel*:.... "Dyn-O-Mite!"
(Alf Must be channeling J.J. of "Good Times")
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CAMPAIGNER JOSEPH ZACUNE:
"Climate change is arguably the greatest single threat to human survival and by awarding this prize the Nobel Foundation has helped bring further global attention to this crisis.
From Reuters reaction roundup.
Jay Richards at Planet Gore:
... In his initial statement, however, Gore explains that global warming isn't a political issue at all: "The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level."EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT JOSE MANUEL BARROSO:
Glad he cleared that up. I had been thinking it had something to do with science.
"Their work has been an inspiration for politicians and citizens alike. The European Union remains committed to its ambitious goals in the field. I call on all our partners to take this Nobel Peace Prize as an encouragement to approach this challenge even more swiftly, and decisively."The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog has U.S. political reaction:
Congratulations Al! (Now Endorse Me)
The leading Democratic presidential candidates were quick to congratulate Al Gore for his Nobel Peace Prize and undoubtedly are looking for a prize themselves — his endorsement. John Edwards issued a statement congratulating the former vice president at 5:17 a.m. ET, minutes after the announcement in Oslo that Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the coveted prize. “The Nobel Peace Prize rewards three decades of Vice President Gore’s prescient and compelling — and often lonely — advocacy for the future of the Earth. His leadership stands in stunning contrast to the failure of the current administration to pursue policies that would reduce the harm of global warming...MORE
Also from Reuters:
Gore says climate change "not a political issue"
and FACTBOX: Who is Al Gore?
From The Nation:
Gore Wins the Norwegian Primary
From the AP:
Nobel Peace Prize Excerpts
*The Will of Alfred Nobel
Executor of Mr. Nobel's Will
Ragnar Sohlman in the grounds of
Alfred Nobel's home in San Remo.
Photo: Sohlman family archives