## Tuesday, February 16, 2010

### Donald Trump: strip Gore of Nobel prize

Daily Mail says that Donald Trump has urged the Nobel committee to strip Al Gore of the Nobel peace prize because he has defended pseudoscience that can lead to a decimation of the U.S. economy.

Donald Trump has supported Carrie Prejean against the attacks but Al Gore really doesn't deserve it. Sorry but I found this picture prettier than a picture of Donald Trump or even Al Gore here. ;-)
You are invited to sign a petition, No More Nobel. Irena Sendler who saved 2,500+ Jewish children from the Nazis is introduced as a replacement. Your humble correspondent has signed it.
Trump has mentioned the recent record blizzards as his evidence that the climate is not warming, or at least not at a rate that would be worth a discussion among non-specialists. The blizzards are surely not the most sophisticated arguments concerning the climate but I do think that they are a legitimate piece of evidence.

The absence of snow in the winter has been an important prediction of the looming climate problems. But the snow doesn't seem to disappear at a measurable rate, and even if it did, there would be a lot of room separating the "lack of snow" in the winter and a genuine climate "threat".