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Old 10-11-2007, 01:31 PM
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Nobel Peace Prize 2007: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore

The winner(s) of the Nobel Peace Prize of 2007 will be announced tomorrow (October 12) at 11AM CET from the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

Previous years:
Nobel Peace Prize: 2006

Nobel Peace Prize: 2005

Nobel Peace Prizie Award 2004

Nobel Peace Prize 2003

Earlier winners
2006 - Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank
2005 - International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei
2004 - Wangari Maathai
2003 - Shirin Ebadi
2002 - Jimmy Carter
2001 - United Nations, Kofi Annan
2000 - Kim Dae-jung
1999 - Médecins Sans Frontičres
1998 - John Hume, David Trimble
1997 - International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody Williams
1996 - Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, José Ramos-Horta
1995 - Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
1994 - Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin
1993 - Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk
1992 - Rigoberta Menchú Tum
1991 - Aung San Suu Kyi
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev
1989 - The 14th Dalai Lama
1988 - United Nations Peacekeeping Forces
1987 - Oscar Arias Sánchez
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1985 - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
1984 - Desmond Tutu
1983 - Lech Walesa
1982 - Alva Myrdal, Alfonso García Robles
1981 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
1980 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
1979 - Mother Teresa
1978 - Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin
1977 - Amnesty International
1976 - Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan
1975 - Andrei Sakharov
1974 - Seán MacBride, Eisaku Sato
1973 - Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho
1971 - Willy Brandt
1970 - Norman Borlaug
1969 - International Labour Organization
1968 - René Cassin
1965 - United Nations Children's Fund
1964 - Martin Luther King
1963 - International Committee of the Red Cross, League of Red Cross Societies
1962 - Linus Pauling
1961 - Dag Hammarskjöld
1960 - Albert Lutuli
1959 - Philip Noel-Baker
1958 - Georges Pire
1957 - Lester Bowles Pearson
1954 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
1953 - George C. Marshall
1952 - Albert Schweitzer
1951 - Léon Jouhaux
1950 - Ralph Bunche
1949 - Lord Boyd Orr
1947 - Friends Service Council, American Friends Service Committee
1946 - Emily Greene Balch, John R. Mott
1945 - Cordell Hull
1944 - International Committee of the Red Cross
1938 - Nansen International Office for Refugees
1937 - Robert Cecil
1936 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas
1935 - Carl von Ossietzky
1934 - Arthur Henderson
1933 - Sir Norman Angell
1931 - Jane Addams, Nicholas Murray Butler
1930 - Nathan Söderblom
1929 - Frank B. Kellogg
1927 - Ferdinand Buisson, Ludwig Quidde
1926 - Aristide Briand, Gustav Stresemann
1925 - Sir Austen Chamberlain, Charles G. Dawes
1922 - Fridtjof Nansen
1921 - Hjalmar Branting, Christian Lange
1920 - Léon Bourgeois
1919 - Woodrow Wilson
1917 - International Committee of the Red Cross
1913 - Henri La Fontaine
1912 - Elihu Root
1911 - Tobias Asser, Alfred Fried
1910 - Permanent International Peace Bureau
1909 - Auguste Beernaert, Paul Henri d'Estournelles de Constant
1908 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Fredrik Bajer
1907 - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Louis Renault
1906 - Theodore Roosevelt
1905 - Bertha von Suttner
1904 - Institute of International Law
1903 - Randal Cremer
1902 - Élie Ducommun, Albert Gobat
1901 - Henry Dunant, Frédéric Passy
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:58 AM
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I have been trying to find out why the Peace Prize alone is awarded in Oslo. Why that award and only that award. On wikipedia's page it simply says where they are awarded, not why, and I was wondering if anyone is able to enlighten me?

I'll add that I learnt a lot from this research, I had no idea of the history of the awards prior to it, nor the selection process and apparent discrepancies and controversy.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:40 AM
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Nobel Peace Prize - Al Gore

What do you think about this year laureate???
I personaly don't agree that Al Gore has done something really important to help and promote the world peace, but at least the nobel academy along with Al Gore also laureate The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).~
He doesn't deserve the prize because of the reasons above and because his documentary had some untruths.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:42 AM
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Al Gore is joint winner of Nobel peace prize - Telegraph

BBC NEWS | Europe | Gore and UN panel win Nobel prize
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:03 AM
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I have been trying to find out why the Peace Prize alone is awarded in Oslo. Why that award and only that award. On wikipedia's page it simply says where they are awarded, not why, and I was wondering if anyone is able to enlighten me?

I'll add that I learnt a lot from this research, I had no idea of the history of the awards prior to it, nor the selection process and apparent discrepancies and controversy.
this is what i found in wikipedia:
"The Norwegian Parliament appoints the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects the Laureate for the Peace Prize. The Committee chairman, currently Dr. Ole Danbolt Mjřs, awards the Prize itself. At the time of Alfred Nobel's death Sweden and Norway were in a personal union in which the Swedish government was solely responsible for foreign policy, and the Norwegian Parliament was responsible only for Norwegian domestic policy. Alfred Nobel never explained [1] why he wanted a Norwegian rather than Swedish body to award the Peace Prize. As a consequence, many people have speculated about Nobel's intentions. For instance, Nobel may have wanted to prevent the manipulation of the selection process by foreign powers, and as Norway did not have any foreign policy, the Norwegian government could not be influenced."

perhaps mr. nobel's decision had something to do with what it says, and he didn't want the prize to be manipulated. i however heard another explanation, i think, but not sure where.

i'm quite happy mr. al gore is the selected nobel peace awardee for this year! he was also selected for the prince of asturias award, so i'm glad his efforts are being recognised!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:13 AM
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The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 goes to AL GORE from the United States.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:20 AM
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He shares it with the UN's International Panel on Climate Change.
Al Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize - Climate Change - MSNBC.com
YEAH! I'm happy for him!

What do you consider to be the untruths?

I personally am happy for him/them. I saw his documentary and it definately opened my eyes and made me more conscious of what I can change in my life. Even if he got if for promoting awareness to the issue, it's worth it in my opinion.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:38 AM
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Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe - USATODAY.com

there was some upheavel about the fact that he does not practice what he preaches, someone I know said he just wants to earn more money with the environment bandwagon. But now he seems to have won a very special honor too......
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:24 AM
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A very bad decision imo, there are far more deserving people who have spent a lifetime dedicating their lives to the care and welfare of others.

As for his film, well it's accuracy (or should that be inaccuracies) has been revealed in the High Court

"Al Gore’s award-winning climate change documentary was littered with nine inconvenient untruths, a judge ruled yesterday."
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Given that the man "works" for the environment, I can't figure out why he is winning the nobel PEACE prize. This is just not right.
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Because, as the bbc quotes:


"The Norwegian Nobel committee said it wanted to bring the "increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states" posed by climate change into sharper focus."




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Given that the man "works" for the environment, I can't figure out why he is winning the nobel PEACE prize. This is just not right.
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Yes, well, the Nobel peace prize should go to someone who promotes peace. That is not Al Gores focus. If they want to focus on the environment, then maybe they should add a prize to the list.
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Because, as the bbc quotes:


"The Norwegian Nobel committee said it wanted to bring the "increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states" posed by climate change into sharper focus."
It has also been pointed out in a comment by former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Jan Egeland, before the prize was revealed, that climate changes is already leading to war in certain areas of the world.

I think it is good that the award is getting some debate - it wouldn't be very interesting to have an award nobody cared about - and yes, the environment is important.

But it is a bit like awarding the prize to Mother Teresa in '79 for the work with poverty, or Grameen Bank last year for microcredit - with war still going on in several places around the world, there should also be some who work for peace in more direct ways and who deserve the acknowledgement, somewhere.
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Peace 2007

do not know, I think mother Teresa, like the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi are the only winners that ooze peacefulness in everything they have done, the rest of the winners (I do not recognize them all) have more or less something debatable.
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I completely disagree with Al Gore's win of the Nobel Peace Prize. I think it is ridiculous to put environmental awareness on the same level as Peace. Ed Begley, Jr. and Leo DiCaprio have been huge advocates for the environment, but I don't see them getting any recognition--and they LIVE the lifestyle they promote. Gore does not. Frankly, I can't stand him to begin with.
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Perhaps I've missed something, but what has Al Gore to do with peace?
Why not give the Prize to the Burmese monks?
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what a fabulous idea!! that would have been fantastic

(I feel so sorry for what happened to them, while they themselves would not hurt a soul)


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Perhaps I've missed something, but what has Al Gore to do with peace?
Why not give the Prize to the Burmese monks?
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Why not give the Prize to the Burmese monks?
The deadline for the submission of the nominated candidates is February. The protests of the monks in Burma happened in August.

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February – Deadline for submission. The Committee bases its assessment on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. Nominations received after this date are included in the following year's discussions. In recent years, the Committee has received well over 140 different nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The numbers of nominating letters are much higher, as many are for the same candidates. http://nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/process.html
We won't know who else was nominated for this year until 2057.
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The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 goes to AL GORE from the United States.


I heard about this on another forum I belong to... I'll keep my comments about this over there.

Other than that, I'm looking forward to the ceremony...
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