Although the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee does not name nominees, it is understood that former US Vice President Al Gore and Canadian Inuit campaigner Sheila Watt-Cloutier are both up for the prestigious award. Al Gore raised awareness about global warming with his book and Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and Sheila Watt-Cloutier highlighted how global warming affects Arctic communities.
Al Gore for Nobel Peace Prize. They can’t be serious. Yes, he made a movie that was pretty good, and organized a concert that made lots of money, but does that warrant the Nobel Peace Prize. Its not like he was so persuasive the U.S. congress implemented his 10 point plan.
If he does receive the prize, I could live with it. Maybe he’ll use the capital to do something real on global warming. He is certainly much better than other potential nominees, like George Bush.