Will the European committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize bestow this year’s honor on former vice-president Al Gore? Not if HUMAN EVENTS readers have anything to say about it. And they are making clear to the Nobel Committee that many of Gore’ fellow countrymen reject his climate alarmism and the drastic costly, solutions he proposes.
Last week, HUMAN EVENTS attracted much attention with an open letter to the Nobel Committee detailing why conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh deserved the honor the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize much more than former Vice President Al Gore. Limbaugh read the letter on the air and it was linked to on his web site.
The letter written by John Berlau, an associate of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of Eco-Freaks: Environmentalism Is Hazardous to Your Health, praised Limbaugh’s advocacy of the life-saving insecticide DDT and contrasted it to Gore’s demonization of DDT based on sensational, unscientific tracts like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. “Over the past decade and a half, Mr. Limbaugh has been at times almost a lone media voice correcting misinformation about DDT and also pointing out its life-saving benefits against diseases like malaria. Mr. Gore, by contrast, has continued to spread DDT myths as well as misleading information about the causes of the malaria epidemic,” Berlau wrote.
At the end of the letter, HUMAN EVENTS provided an e-mail and postal address for the Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway for readers who wished to weigh in. We reprint below one exceptional letter to the committee that was shared with us.
Dear Mmes & Mssrs,
If you take the time to watch "An Inconvenient Truth" you will agree
with me that its author does not deserve your prestigious award. Al Gore
is an American comedian; however, he has not acknowledged that many
Americans view him in this light. Find yourselves a nominee who doesn’t
abuse science so flagrantly.
Bainbridge Island WA
Here again is the contact information for the Nobel Committee. The e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. And the mailing address is:
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjoes
Norwegian Nobel Committee
Henrik Ibsens gate 51
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