I think the noble prize is very rediculous now. It used to be the prize was awarded to those who had spent much of their time devoted to their ideas, and reimbursed them for a job well done. Now I see the money going to folks like the president and Al Gore. People who don't need the money. There are many researchers and activist struggling to feed their families and those guys get it.
It was completely unnessecary and besides, what did he do to earn it? Not much.