So, Al Gore and the United Nations climate panel are co-winners of this year's Nobel prize for... (drum roll, please)
... peace? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for them and I'm happy that the important issue of climate change is getting even more attention. However, it seems that the prize for peace for Gore and the U.N. seems to be kind of a stretch. The stated rationalization is that since climate change will result in scarcity of resources, it will become the underlying cause of future wars, and indeed, already is the cause of some current conflicts. OK.
That said, the nation - nay, the entire world - should prepare themselves for the venomous blood-curdling screams of derision, hate and personal attacks that will no doubt arise from the darker corners of right-wingnut punditry and blogosphere. Will these supposedly patriotic folks even feel some pride in the fact that, hey, at least an American won the prize? Doubtful.