Friday, October 12, 2007

Congratulations IPCC

Just wanted to send a blogospheric congratulations bouquet to the folks at the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for receiving the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The IPCC has been a reliable source of climate related information for quite a while. I am especially interested in the connection the Nobel folks made between natural and environmental forces and human quality of living and interaction. It appears as if news stories will be dominated by the other co-winner of the Peace Prize this year (and congratulations to him), so I thought it appropriate to focus on the "et al" part of the news coverage.

Oh, and I shared an office in graduate school with someone who now works for the IPCC, which means I am somehow on the "in" with a Nobel Laureate. Go me.


Chuck said...

Shame they got peace, and not physics.

Didn't the ozone layer guys win chemistry?

Kim said...

What Chuck said. I mean, I love my iPod and all, and I agree that global climate is important for human welfare... but there's also been a lot of impressive science done by the climate researchers. So... my applause for the Peace prize, but I wish there was also a way to recognize the science.

Thermochronic said...

I would agree, it is of course unfortunate that there isn't a nobel equivalent for earth scientists. You would think it could qualify for chemistry and/or physics though, or hell, both.

Chuck is right, the 1995 chemistry prize went to the ozone folks.