The IPCC cheering section of RealClimate is understandably chuffed about their team's Nobel Peace Prize, but just as Al is a bit conflicted about sharing his honor with Linus Pauling, who also won the gong on the left, this website comment suggests RC may feel oddly about it being shared with the star of An Inconvenient Truth:
Fair is fair. Shouldn’t Al Gore send a thank you note to all the right-wing nutjobs who have abandoned the scientific high ground and left him standing there alone. I mean after all, without climate change (which to be fair, he was among the first to embrace), he would just be another washed up politician. Now he has an Academy Award, a Nobel Peace Prize and bookies have cut the odds on his becoming President from 10:1 to 8:1. He couldn’t have done it without the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, Senator James Inhoff,[sic] Rush Limbaugh, The Cato Institute, Exx-Mob etc. Come on guys step up and take a bow! Comment by Ray Ladbury — 12 October 2007 @ 7:59 AMAn award for scientific polemicists who aim for the stars but shoot themselves in the foot is long overdue. With biofuel mania fermenting inside the Beltway, perhaps it should do honor to Paul Barbe Alfred Nobel's Business partner and French Minister of Agriculture, who having oversold his own ability to manipulate financial markets, committed suicide in 1890. Dynamite's inventor left him this cautionary epitaph: Avec d'excellentes capacités dans le travail mais dont la conscience était plus elastique que le caoutchouc.