All Al All the Time: Scientific American On Why They Gave It To Him

They say it is a big raspberrry: "Nobel committee to climate change deniers: "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries." from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, above.

They point out that the Peace Prize has always been political: "There's no use pretending that today's announcement that Al Gore and the IPCC are to share the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on climate change is not in some way political.

But then again, the Nobel Peace Prize always is.

Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, Doctors Without Borders, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines -- all past winners of the Prize, all organizations and individuals who have devoted themselves, collectively and individually, to publicizing and preventing the worst atrocities of the past century.

Giving the IPCC and Al Gore the Prize is an acknowledgment both of the importance of the problem of climate change and the fact that the battle -- like the battle against prejudice, genocide and war -- is far from over. Read more at ::Scientific American