Stop press: Canterbury lose semi-final, and – in a move guaranteed to enrage global warming sceptics – Al Gore and the IPCC have been jointly awarded this years Nobel Peace Prize [BBC, New York Times]. In the citation, the Nobel committee said:
By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC and Al Gore, the Norwegian Nobel Committee is seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind. Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.
Congratulations to Al and all the NZ scientists involved in the IPCC process – David Wratt, Jim Renwick, Blair Fitzharris and many others.