Kind of ironic though, that with at least two ongoing wars to get worked up about, the closest thing to peace advocacy we can find worthy of rewarding is environmentalism. Maybe they should change the name from "Nobel peace prize" to "Nobel warm-and-fuzzy" prize. At this rate, I predict we're headed for a future Earth teeming with bountiful life, a balanced carbon cycle, an intact ozone layer, completely "natural" temperature cycles, shelled-out terrain, bombed-out buildings, spent ammo and no human beings.
Clearly this is not the 60s. I guess these days we're lucky if pop culture awareness is focused on even one real issue at a time.