Georgia Popplewell of Global Voices Online has offered a great summary of reactions from the international blogosphere to Friday’s announcement that former US vice president Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The China section was a real gem and we thought we’d share it with you!
If this American had won at the time instead of Bush, the world would be a very different place!
Who were the judges? Iraq and Iran too, I hope!!
How is the judging committee set up? Is it just and fair? Why don’t Chinese ever get Nobel prizes?
Americans are everywhere around the world killing and lighting fires, and a Vice President of this country has won a Nobel prize? This is real big international joke!
Mr. Gore advocates environmental protection, and as I see it once represented the rationality and conscience of a modern but split America. But six months ago the news came out that he and his wife, the two of them each year in their home consume 220,000 kilowatts of power, ten times higher than the average American and three hundred times more than the average Chinese. At the beginning I thought this was some political smear, but soon after learned this was the truth from a spokesman of his.
Have any of you seen An Inconvenient Truth ? If you haven’t, then you shouldn’t be making any absurd conclusions. If Gore had won back in the day, then the world would be a completely different place. He’s a ‘greenpeacer’, I really admire him! It’s him that made a documentary of human destruction of the environment for us to see, and showed us how to care for the earth, to care for our homes! There isn’t much to criticism him for.
The peace prize should have gone our hybrid rice expert Yuan Rongping. If it weren’t for Yuan Rongping who knows how many people would be starving and how chaotic the world would be. So where’s the peace prize?
Screenshot from the official website of the Nobel Prize.