Al Gores Tainted Noble Peace Prize

James H. Lilley

Former Vice President Al Gore and the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. This is an outrageous injustice and reeks of favoritism. Irena Sendlerowa was notably more deserving of the award, and her deeds of courage and heroism greatly outshine the fraudulent claims of Gore and the U. N. Panel. Unfortunately, her time to receive the accolade she richly deserved ended with her passing on May 12, 2008.

Irena Sendlerowa was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1910. During World War II, Irena asked for, and received permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing and sewer specialist. Indeed, there was a motive behind her request, one of kindness and human compassion.

She was well aware of the Nazi's plans for the Jews, but would not be a party to the brutal slaughter of innocent people. Irena smuggled infants out of the Ghetto in the bottom of her toolbox, and carried burlap sacks with her, in which she carried out the larger children. She placed the toolbox and the burlap sacks in the back of her truck, where she also kept a dog.

She had trained the dog to bark whenever the Nazi Soldiers let her in and out of the Ghetto. The soldiers, naturally, wanted nothing to do with the dog, and its barking covered noises made by the infants and other children. She managed to smuggle out and save the lives of 2,500 infants and children. Eventually, Nazi Soldiers discovered Irena's heroic deeds and she was severely beaten. As a result of the beating inflicted upon her, both arms and legs were broken.

Irena recorded the names of the children she had smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto, and kept those names in a glass jar, which she buried under a tree in her back yard. When the war ended, she attempted to locate any parents that might have survived the Holocaust, and reunite them with their family. Sadly, the Nazis had gassed most of the parents. But, Irena helped those children to find places in foster homes, while others were adopted.

On November 13, 2003, the following message was sent to Irena Sendlerowa from Pope John Paul II. "Honorable and dear Madam, I have learned you were awarded the Jan Karski prize for Valor and Courage. Please accept my hearty congratulations and respect for your extraordinary brave activities in the years of occupation when, disregarding your own security, you were saving many children from extermination, and rendering humanitarian assistance to human beings who needed spiritual and material aid.

Having been yourself afflicted with physical tortures and spiritual sufferings you did not break down, but still unsparingly served others, co-creating homes for children and adults. For those deeds of goodness for others, let the Lord God in His goodness reward you with special graces and blessings. Remaining with respect and gratitude I give the Apostolic Benediction to you."

Other tributes to and more on the life of Irena Sendlerowa can be found at:

In 2007 Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet, it was Mr. Al Gore who basked in the limelight after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his slide show presentation on global warming. And, the film, "An Inconvenient Truth" covering the same topic, won two Oscars, for Best Documentary and Best Original Song.

Well, Mr. Gore there seems to be a great deal of evidence to prove that your claim that carbon dioxide is destroying the climate of Earth is nothing more than an elaborate fraud. Carbon dioxide is a natural component of Earth's atmosphere, and has been since the beginning of time. Every living plant uses carbon dioxide to impel photosynthesis.

You remember photosynthesis from your school science class, don't you? Well, let me refresh your memory. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, some bacteria, and some protistans use the energy from sunlight to produce sugar, which cellular respiration converts into the fuel used by all living things. The conversion of unusable sunlight energy into usable chemical energy is associated with the actions of the green pigment chlorophyll.

Most of the time, the photosynthetic process uses water and releases the oxygen that we absolutely must have to stay alive. And, every human being expels carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when they exhale.

Mr. John Coleman, in his address to the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, titled "Global Warming and the Price of a Gallon of Gas" presented factual evidence to refute your claims. One sentence of his address sums up his point rather clearly. "There is no significant man made global warming."

A list was recently released, which contained the names of 31,000 scientists, (9000 of them Ph.Ds,), all of whom dispute your frantic claims of global warming. That's a significantly larger number than the alleged 2,500 scientists on the U. N. Panel who back your assertion.

Mr. Coleman also points out that each and every time citizens of America fill their gas tanks; they should thank Al Gore for the $4.00 per gallon they are paying. His report went on to say that if Al Gore and his global warming alarm dictates the future policy of our governments, the current economic downtrend could become a recession, finally drift into a depression and our modern civilization could fall into an abyss. And, this would largely be a direct result of the global warming frenzy.

I won't try to quote Mr. Coleman's entire report, but it is a document worthy of your time and effort to read. For John Coleman's complete account go to:

Mr. Coleman is not a voice alone, crying in the wilderness, against Al Gore and his global warming theory. Patrick Michaels, a scholar with the free market Cato Institute said of Gore, "He's like the proverbial nut that grew into a giant oak by standing his ground. We can only hope that he can parlay his prize (Nobel Prize) into a run for the U. S. Presidency, where he will be unable to hide from debate on his extreme and one-sided view of global warming."

Mr. Gore, I believe that those who voted to award you the Nobel Peace Prize were biased. They were biased by your former positions as a U. S. Senator and Vice President of the United States. Nothing you have said, done, or achieved in your lifetime can compare with the compassion, heroism and love of mankind to that of Irena Sendlerowa. You, and the entire Nobel Prize Award Committee, should hang your heads in shame, and beg forgiveness from the family and friends of Irena Sendlerowa.