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“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Quite Nice News for a Change

Gore and UN share Nobel peace prize
The former US vice-president Al Gore and the UN climate change panel will share the 2007 Nobel peace prize for raising awareness of the risks of climate change, the Nobel committee announced today.

Chosen from a field of 181 candidates, Mr Gore and the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) will split the $1.5m (£750,000) prize.

The Norwegian committee praised Mr Gore for his strong commitment to the struggle against climate change.
Al Gore, Oscar winner, Emmy winner and now a joint Noble Prize Winner.

No wonder wingnuts (and John McCain) are seeing red (and green), its really quite pathetic

Their idol George Bush on the other hand is a huge failure, in his job as as a human being.

Coming up short every single fucking time.

however a word of caution - The lesson is perhaps not to rely too much on liberal capitalist benefactors and glossy Hollywood marketing. A real movement to combat Climate Change (and indeed all the other environmental threats and social injustices) will be a mass movement with power at the base, not a celeb crusade. It will be a movement that threatens the privileges of the likes of Al Gore and co as much as it does the position of Robert Durward. We can leave political vanity projects and corporate slush to the likes of The New Party. (Greenman's Occasional Organ)

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