Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Why Al Gore? Thousands of scientists have been warning about the climate change for years. Why not them? Because of his political weight? Of course, but not only that. Because he learned (the hard way) how to communicate with people. Communicate visually, show, more than tell.
In An Inconvenient Truth he uses visualization extensively to reinforce and get his message across, helped by brilliant designers. His charts play a decisive role to make people really understand what the “inconvenient true” is all about.
So, as Eager Eyes says, this is also A Nobel Prize for Charts and their power to make us understand the world we live in. Every one that believes in this power and tries to spread the
word chart should be proud.
I’d like to thank the Academy.
1 thought on “How I won the Nobel Prize”
Congratulations, well done! 😉
I actually thought of your generically-named blog when I tried to decide between titles, but didn’t expect to retroactively change the decision of the Nobel Prize Committee.
Between Many Eyes, Swivel, An Inconvenient Truth, and Gapminder, visualization and visual communication is really entering into the mainstream and starting to make a difference.
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