Sorry, Greta: The Norwegian Nobel committee had a reputation to recover

Well, surprise, surprise: The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided to award the 2019 Peace Prize to someone who at least worked on promoting actual...peace. Here's the Johnny-on-the-spot Guardian, which sets such store by such awards: The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided to award the Nobel peace prize for 2019 to Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. Apparently, they'd been ripping each others' heads off, and he put a stop to it.  In some purviews, that's called making peace. It stands in stark contrast to the hype surrounding young Greta Thunberg, the Swedish-backed Nobel Peace Prize favorite, who made headlines with her global warming tantrums, including a bratty, insolent, and almost comically melodramatic speech at the United Nations claiming we had all...(Read Full Post)
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