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Nobel Prize winner?

September 24, 2008

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nobel-ipcc-180.jpgThe proceeds from the concert will go to the “Light A Billion Lives campaign,” supported by Nobel Prize-winner Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the United Nation’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

It is factually incorrect to claim that Rajendra Pachauri is a Nobel Prize-winner. It is also bad journalism.

M.S.

We should have worded it differently. The 2007 prize was split between Al Gore and the U.N. climate panel which Pachauri leads, so he’s not an individual Nobel Peace Prize winner like Gore.

As chairman, Pachauri collected the prize at the ceremony in Oslo and gave the speech, but the award was to his panel of about 2,500 scientists. It is more accurate to say that Pachauri heads the U.N. climate panel that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Gore. GBU Editor

Chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri attends a conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi August 19, 2008. REUTERS/B Mathur

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Rajendra Pachauir and his team worked a lot harder than Gore did on climate change issue, he just happens to be from a third world country and that’s why you don’t want to acknowledge his contribuition!

Noble prize doesn’t always reflect the hard work of everyone that was involved for any cause that it was given for, e.g take sciences, usually one,two or three scientists work on a particular problem for a no. of years along with a team of scientists but in the end only a few get recognized.

Gore got the noble prize because he is an important person and can move things around and he also happens to be from United States of America!

Remember Noble prize was also given to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin in 1994, What a joke?

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