Global warming skeptics from all around the world have stepped up to voice their disapproval of Al Gore’s big win:
Czech President Vaclav Klaus:
In a statement, the climate change sceptic said he was “a bit surprised that Al Gore has received a peace prize because the connection between his activities and world peace are vague and not very clear”.
Norway’s Gjermund Hagesaether, from the far-right Progress Party:
“We believe it is strange to give the prize to Al Gore for having made a film on climate that is subjective, one-sided and full of one-sided assertions.”
Claude Allegre, former Socialist education minister and award-winning geochemist:
“The amount of nonsense in Al Gore’s film! It’s all politics, it’s designed to intervene in American politics. It’s scandalous. There’s a presidential election upcoming in the United States, and it’s well known that Gore wants to run.”
Bjorn Lomborg, author of A Sceptical Environmentalist:
“The Nobel Prize committee should have focused on the other great forgotten problems like malnourishment, malaria, the lack of free trade in farming, rather than climate change.”
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts:
(Who called the theory that helped Al Gore win a share of the Nobel prize the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”).
“We’re brainwashing our children,” said Gray, 78, a longtime professor at Colorado State University. “They’re going to the Gore movie and being fed all this. It’s ridiculous.”
“We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was,” Dr Gray said.
We can add John Stossel to the growing list of critics.