Oh, for pity's sake!
Al Gore's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize... for bringing the world's attention to global warming.
Folks, the world's getting warmer. It's a fact.
We may be contributing to that, or even causing it; it's possible. Cut down enough rainforest and pump enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and there's probably a brink beyond which the world gets hotter.
And Senator Gore has unquestionably brought a lot of people's attention to those facts, along with his own assumption that we're causing the global warming. So, hey. Good for him.
But what on Gawd's Green Earth has that got to do with the Nobel Peace Prize?!?
Proof positive that the Nobel Prize is, and has always been, a politically-motivated prize with little real meaning.
Mahatma Gandhi didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Woodrow Wilson didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize.
But terrorist Yasser Arafat won the frickin' prize.