This morning, it was announced that former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore is this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Awarded for his tireless effort in raising our awareness of global climate change. He argues the planet's warming trend is caused by trapped greenhouse gasses, primarily CO2.
Evidence that the planet is actually warming is pretty well documented, however whether we are solely to blame is hypothetical conjecture at best (at least right now). Hindsight may well prove that we are indeed alone in our guilt. Regardless, all the usual suspects have been rounded up, and the parade of potential culprits is pretty colorful: the Chinese and their factories, Latin Americans and their forestry practice, Air Canada's planes, cows and their flatulence, Americans' insatiable love of gas guzzling SUVs to list only a few.
Al and his army are relentless in their mission. And it may be working. When Arnold turned 55 Maria gave him a hummer, but he complained that she didn't like the big one. Apparently it was too wide and she felt ridiculous. Arnold finally relinquished his guilty pleasure, but only after viewing An Inconvenient Truth.
And they say Republicans aren't getting the message. Maybe they are, but just don't like having it rammed down their throats.
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