"President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today in part for what the award's organizers said was a 'more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting.'
The stunning decision to honor Obama just nine months into his first term caught even the White House off guard. ...
Moments later, the president highlighted his early efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons and halt the threat of global warming -- work cited by the Nobel Prize committee that is a long way from completion."
Darren Samuelsohn reports for Greenwire in the New York Times October 9, 2009.