Fisher: For Al Gore, There's No Place Like Palo Alto
Professor Thomas Heller is quoted by the San Jose Mercury News in a story about Al Gore, winner of this year's Nobel prize, giving an acceptance speech in Palo Alto:
Thomas Heller, a Stanford University professor who has played a prominent role with the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel with Gore, insisted there was no real significance to the choice of venue. Gore just happened to be in town for a meeting.
"I wish I could say it's more than a coincidence," said Heller, who stood beside Al and Tipper during the news conference. "If you asked our governor, he'd say it's appropriate that we're here because this is the center of the world's technology industry. But you could hold this anyplace in the world because climate change affects the whole world. Anyplace would be appropriate," he emphasized. "But it's nice that it was here."