There has been another election. A court has ruled. But this time it was the Nobel Committee voting, and Al Gore won.
Unlike the fictitious “autobiography” written by 1992 Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu, Al Gore’s fraud and falsehood were fully exposed prior to the award. A court ruling coming just one day before the Nobel Committee announcement labeled Al Gore’s global warming movie, An Inconvnenient Truth as “political indoctrination.” Stewart Dimmock, a Dover, England school Governor, had sued to halt use of An Inconvnenient Truth as scientifically valid teaching material in the United Kingdom. The so-called "documentary" had been distributed to every government-run school in the UK.
According to a statement released by the plaintiff’s supporters Gore’s nine falsehoods found by the Court are:
- The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro are evidence global warming. The government’s expert was forced to concede that this is incorrect.
- The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2,000 years.
- The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The government’s expert had to accept that it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming.
- The film asserts the drying up of Lake Chad was caused by global warming. The government’s expert had to accept this was not the case.
- The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr. Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned because of a particularly violent storm.
- The film warns that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, throwing Europe into an ice age: the claimant’s evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
- The film blames global warming for species losses, including coral reef bleaching. The government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
- The film suggests that sea levels could rise by seven meters causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40 cm. over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
- The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The government is unable to substantiate this, and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
Gore shares the prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), manufacturers of the so-called “scientific consensus” which has been used to stifle and censor global warming skeptics. The Nobel Committee statement even invokes the so-called “precautionary principle” – the self-contradictory pseudo-scientific equivalent of a heckler’s veto.
An “inconvenient” court ruling was not Fat Albert’s only hurdle. Gore had to beat back another last minute challenge, this one posed by the protests of pro-democracy Buddhist monks facing murder and torture at the hands of Burma’s socialist dictatorship.
Once a significant international honor, in recent decades, the prize is becoming increasingly tarnished by a politicized Nobel Committee. Buying into the worst hype, the Nobel Committee claims, “Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions of much of mankind. They may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world’s most vulnerable countries. There may be increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states.”
It is Gore’s insistence that global warming is a greater threat than fascist Islamist terrorism, which promotes war. Gore and his ilk give al-Qaeda cause to believe Allah has made Americans weak and decadent infidels, unwilling to defend themselves. This belief inspires them to attack.
Besides Rigoberta Menchu, Gore fits in well with many recent Nobel Peace prize recipients, including:
- Wangari Maathai (2004), who at a press conference announcing her award told reporters she believes AIDS is the product of a “bio-engineering” released as a weapon of mass destruction by Western scientists to “punish blacks.”
- Shirin Ebadi (2003), who defends Iran’s nuclear program as “economically justified.”
- James E. Carter (2002), an anti-Semite and co-creator of the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.
- UN General Secretary Kofi Annan (2001), who oversaw the UN Oil for Food scam keeping Saddam Hussein in power, enriching dozens of UN officials, journalists and politicians around the world, and contributing to the Iraq war.
- Yasser Arafat (1994) bus bomber, anti-Semite, possibly poisoned by other PLO leaders because he stood in the way of lucrative deals with Israel.
- Mikhail Gorbachev (1990), who tried but (thankfully) failed to preserve the USSR.
- Nuclear freeze groups (1985 and 1995), who tried but failed to preserve the USSR.
To avoid giving this year’s prize to the Burmese monks, the Nobel committee had to overlook the precedent set by its 1991 award to Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi, imprisoned in her Rangoon home since 1989, to this day endures substantial hardship for her cause. Gore’s so-called contribution to peace consists almost entirely of making a movie of himself giving a lecture. He lives in a mansion and cruises the world in a private jet, collecting speaking fees up to $100,000.
Gore’s life of luxury and ease also contrasts sharply with that of Peace Prize recipient Martin Luther King (1964) who was assassinated in 1968 after placing himself at risk many times in confrontations with segregationists like Gore’s father, Tennessee Democrat Senator Al Gore Sr.
Other recipients include:
- Nelson Mandela (1993), who endured 28 years in Apartheid-era prisons.
- Mother Theresa (1979), who spent much of her adult life helping the poor in Calcutta, India.
- Albert Schweitzer (1954), who worked for decades building hospitals and treating the sick in West Africa.
- German pacifist (1935) Carl von Ossietzky, who could not come to Oslo to receive his award because he was in a Nazi concentration camp.
The Nobel committee has reached a new low by honoring a pompous, self-enriching fraud whose work is aimed largely at keeping the Third World in poverty by blocking industrialization. Any surviving Burmese monks should demand a recount.