Planet Wins Nobel Prize

It’s a win for the planet in a warming world, with the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded last week to Al Gore and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “With their decision, the Nobel Committee has for the second time signaled that peace with the environment is an essential requirement if we are to have peace among human beings,” said Oystein Dahle, Chairman of the Board of Worldwatch Institute and a leading Norwegian environmentalist. And Worldwatch president Chris Flavin noted that “This prize marks another turning point for the climate issue—the question now is whether law makers around the world will rise to the challenge of implementing new treaties and laws that reduce the world’s dangerous addiction to fossil fuels.”

What do you think?

What does this award mean for world peace, and will it provide the momentum needed to effectively address climate change?