>> I was intrigued to see in Dr Mann’s press release of his suit the following biographical detail: "Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for having “created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.”" I confess I wasn’t aware Dr Mann “was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”. .....it’s true he contributed to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. And as the IPCC says: Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis as authors, contributors and reviewers. In 2007, Dr Mann was one of approximately 700 reviewers to review the findings of approximately 600 authors of one working group of the Fourth Assessment Report. However, he was one of a select group of a mere 2,000 people to receive a “commemorative certificate of involvement” – not from the Nobel committee, but from Dr Rajendra Pachauri of the IPCC. So, in that sense, yes, indeed, he “was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”. Phew. For a moment, I was worried he might be exaggerating a bit – bending the curve upwards, so to speak. In the same spirit, I see that I’ve just been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Under Ireland’s citizenship law, I’m an Irish national (through my father). Ireland is a member of the European Union. The EU has just been given the Nobel Peace Prize. QED. Come to think of it, my mother’s Belgian, so I’ve been awarded two Nobel Peace Prizes. <<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/331497/nobel-mann-takes...arrete
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