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I was thrilled to hear this news this evening. I think Al Gore richly deserves the award, if not for talking about an issue that major scientists were already talking about, but for the widespread attention and advocacy he brought in for the issue of climate change.
There are a lot of issues one can engage in debates about for both for and against – globalization, socialism, dictatorship, atheism. But, I think one has to be seriously deluded if one cannot sense the effects of climate change. As a resident of a city that has transformed itself from a green and cool city to a seething amalgam of heat and smoke, I have seen the climate change right in front of my eyes. It is incredibly depressing to think this is an almost irreversible process, and even more depressing to know this is all due to controllable factors.
Against this backdrop, the Nobel Prize to the climate change scientists is a huge encouragement, which I hope will help spur innovative solutions to combat this issue.
Three Cheers to the Nobel Prize Winners!