Lomborg gets silly

Lomborg is quoted among an interesting list of reactions to the Nobel.

Awarding it to Al Gore cannot be seen as anything other than a political statement. Awarding it to the IPCC is well-founded. [Gore’s film The Inconvenient Truth has] some very obvious mistakes, like the argument that we’re going to see 6m of sea-level rise.

They [the Nobel committee] have a unique platform in getting people’s attention on this issue, and I regret they have used it to make a political statement.

Never mind the odd choice of purported error for now.

I am reminded of the scene in the Monty Python film Life of Brian, where the crowd demands of Brian’s mum whether she is a virgin, insisting it “isn’t a personal question”. How, exactly, could a peace prize not be a political statement?

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