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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-12-07 04:42 AM
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68. ""It is a question of war and peace," said Egeland, now director of the Norwegian Institute ...
... of International Affairs in Oslo. "We're already seeing the first climate wars, in the Sahel belt of Africa." He said nomads and herders are in conflict with farmers because the changing climate has brought drought and a shortage of fertile lands.

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In recent years, the committee has broadened the interpretation of peacemaking and disarmament efforts outlined by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel in creating the prize with his 1895 will. The prize now often also recognizes human rights, democracy, elimination of poverty, sharing resources and the environment.

Two of the past three prizes have been untraditional, with the 2004 award to Kenya environmentalist Wangari Maathai and last year's award to Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank, which makes to micro-loans to the country's poor.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1103AP_Nobel_Pea...


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Thank you Mr Gore and Congratulations

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