Al Gore Nobel Update

Treehugger broke the the story at 5AM this morning and it is off the front page, so here is an update on the winning of the Nobel Prize by Al Gore and the IPCC:

-Yvo de Boer, the head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, says ""I hope this will enhance further a sense of urgency." ::Reuters

-The right wing smear machine at Fox swung into action, writing off the prize with ""Here's something extraordinary, "What do Al Gore, Yasser Arafat, and that crazy Jimmy Carter have in common? "They all won the Nobel Peace Prize?" Insulting more people and nations in one sentence than we thought possible. Expect much more of this. ::Think Progress

-Pressure increases for a presidential run. "We believe that under these circumstances he has no choice but to take the one step left to have the greatest impact in changing policy on global warming - run for president," "He is needed now, not in the future" ::National Post

-George Bush's spokesman was more gracious than their Fox poodles. "The president learned about it this morning," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto, who is traveling with Bush in Florida. "Of course he's happy for Vice President Gore and happy for the international panel on climate change scientists who also shared the peace prize." "Obviously, it's an important recognition and we're sure the vice president is thrilled." ::Reuters

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