The Nobel Prizes are some of the most distinguished awards in the world. It is given to people who have made significant contributions to their fields of expertise or profession. However within all the Nobel prizes, the Peace Prize according to me is the most important one. It affects all of humanity, and the planet we live on.
In probably the loudest rebuke to the US, the Nobel Peace Prize committee awarded this year’s peace prize jointly to former Vice-President and current Environmental Crusader Al Gore and the UN Climate Initiative.
This sends a strong message to the US government and the governments of the world that climate change, global warming, and similar threats are some of the biggest challenges mankind is facing and therefore what Al Gore is doing outside of any government or office is commendable.
I saw his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” when it came out and it is one of the best made documentaries ever.
And frankly with the Nobel now, this man is a rockstar in all senses of the word.
How many people in the world have an Emmy, Oscar and a Nobel on their mantelpieces ?
This is the kind of man who should be at the helm of affairs and be running a country….any country.
There is a grassroots movement called Draft Gore that is doing exactly that. Hope that they succeed in their mission and he jumps into the electoral field here in the US.
Or then we could make him an honorary citizen of India, and put him in place of Pratibha Patil. Wot say ?