I like Al Gore.
I wish he were running for President. I would gladly vote for him rather than any of the people who are actually running. Gore is a legitimately admirable man, meeting all of the criteria I could imagine defining a great American.
Giving him the Nobel Peace Prize, though, just doesn’t make any sense.
However important you think the crisis of global warming is, however much you think mankind is at fault and that human intervention can ultimately significantly impede its progress: writing books and making movies about it do not (at least yet) contribute to world peace.
It’s none of my business, I guess, really. The Swedes can give their prize to whoever they want, for whatever reasons they want, and I have no recourse, or even a good excuse to complain about it.
But it doesn’t make any sense to me, and I’m sure the ignorant rednecks will have a field day with this one.