I was really mad when I was fooled (apparently like millions of others) into believing that global warming was a man-made event, because I simply watched a movie called, “An Inconvenient Truth”. Al Gores movie won such massive acclaim, an academy award, countless accolades, and the man even won a Nobel Prize!
A Nobel Prize… I was especially curious about this. The Nobel Prize is a very distinguished and coveted award, and it’s not at all easy to be its champion. Therefore, when I found out that almost all of the information, facts, and figures used in Al Gore’s ‘shock-u-mentary’ were either doctored, misinterpreted, misrepresented, falsified, junk science, or completely fabricated lies, I wondered at the qualification process in being awarded a prize from the Nobel Foundation.
And so, I decided to send an email to the Nobel Foundation.
I had two questions.
1) How does the group decide who to elect and what are the research and verification criteria involved?
2) If a winner is proven to be a hoax, or in Gore’s case, use junk science and false information in his glorious work, is the prize then withdrawn or retracted from the corrupt recipient in question?
The following is a transcript of my correspondence.
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 7:51 PM
I have two questions I would greatly appreciate an answer to for a school project:
1) Has there ever been a case where, after earning a Nobel Prize, the prize was withdrawn due to dishonesty or fraud in the earning of said prize?
2) How was this acknowledged, and what would be the process for this to take place. (i.e. petitions, court case, vote, etc…)
I thank you for your time and consideration.
From: Sofia Bryngelson via RT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [nobelprize.org #3414] Help with questions…
Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 1:25 AM
Thank you for your interest in the Nobel Prize.
No, it is not possible to revoke a Nobel Prize, according the the statues of the Nobel Foundation § 10:
No appeals may be made against the decision of a prize-awarding body with regard to the award of a prize.
Proposals received for the award of a prize, and investigations and opinions concerning the award of a prize, may not be divulged. Should divergent opinions have been expressed in connection with the decisionof a prize-awarding body concerning the award of a prize, this may not be included in the record or otherwise divulged.
A prize-awarding body may, however, after due consideration in each individual case, permit access to material which formed the basis for the evaluation and decision concerning a prize, for purposes of research in intellectual history. Such permission may not, however, be granted until at least 50 years have elapsed after the date on which the decision in question was made.
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To: email@example.com c/o Sofia Bryngelson
Friday, July 3, 2009 4:44 PM
Hello Mrs. Bryngelson, and thank you for your timely response.
In regards to your answers to my previous questions, may I interpret your response as meaning – The Nobel Prize organization, if and when confronted with overwhelming evidence, obvious visual proof, or blatantly plagiarized writings or lies in regards to the qualifications and merits in the earning and bestowing of a past Nobel Prize, would not reconsider, convene a board to reconsider, or even mention to the public that the prize awarded was in fact earned under false pretenses, not merited, plagiarized, or was based on half-truths and lies?
And, if this is the case, what could possibly be a logical, reasonable, moral, or fiduciary explanation for such behavior from a most respected organization?
As an organization with such uncompromisingly high standards of fiduciary responsibility to the world, I would be extremely disheartened with this organization which I have held in such high esteem for as long as I can remember if the above statements are indeed true.
This being said, the Nobel Prize surely represents the body of work of a person or group, and not the person alone. Therefore, if the “work” is proven to be contaminated or false after the prize is bestowed, surely the Nobel Prize committee would strive to keep it’s name in good standing as the premier academic amalgamate of our time by denouncing an award given under false or malevolent pretenses?
Again, your response to these inquiries is welcomed and eagerly anticipated.
Clint Richardson… a concerned citizen of the United States.
I never received a response to this, but today I resent the email hoping to ruffle some feathers and to make this apparently corrupt and phony organization own up to its deceit and fraudulent support of men like Al Gore.
I’ll keep sending this, and I’d really like for all of you to ask the same questions by emailing the Nobel Prize Foundation. Ask if they support global government. Ask if they support eugenics. And ask what their stance on depopulation, sustainable development through Agenda 21, and everything else these elitists are perpetrating on us.
Good luck and good night.
Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)