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U.S. Lists Polar Bears as "Threatened" Species

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, May 15, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Patrick J. Michaels, senior fellow in environmental studies and author of Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media:
    "This is a political, not a scientific act. Polar bears are at or near record population levels today. They clearly survived eras in the past where Arctic climate was warmer than it is now. For several millennia after the end of the last ice age, summer temperatures in the Eurasian Arctic were 4-13°F warmer than modern temperatures. As some summer sea-ice is lost at today's temperatures, it seems likely that it was probably absent during that era. Obviously the polar bear survived, as did the fledgling Inuit culture.

    This marks the first instance of a species being listed based upon a computer model of future climate from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). There has been no net warming in the last decade, and scientists recently discovered that it is likely there will be little if any for the next decade. Not one of the IPCC's models includes a two-decade hiatus in global warming. Consequently this listing is based upon obsolete science. This makes the listing of the Polar Bear obviously political and hardly scientific."

    - www.cato.org/pressroom.php?display=ncomments&id=22
     
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Beware the back door approach!
     
  3. donnA

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    They'll try and use this to keep oil drilling out of Alaska.
     
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    Yep, you can blame the crazy environmentalists for the rising prices of Gasoline.... and which party do the crazy environmentalists flock too?

    The same party that backs legalized abortion
    The same party that backs legalized gay marriages
    The same party that wants to put the Government in charge of your health care.
    The same party that want to meet with terrorists and talk some sense into them....

    But to be fair here, McCain is starting to sound so much like Al Gore, I have began to wonder if McCain isn't trying for a Nobel Peace Prize.
     
  5. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I believe the main goal is to legitimize "global warming".


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/26/AR2006122601034.html

    U.S. Wants Polar Bears Listed as Threatened

    By Juliet Eilperin
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, December 27, 2006; Page A01

    The Bush administration has decided to propose listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, putting the U.S. government on record as saying that global warming could drive one of the world's most recognizable animals out of existence.

    SNIP

    Identifying polar bears as threatened with extinction could have an enormous political and practical impact. As the world's largest bear and as an object of children's affection as well as Christmastime Coca-Cola commercials, the polar bear occupies an important place in the American psyche. Because scientists have concluded that carbon dioxide from power-plant and vehicle emissions is helping drive climate change worldwide, putting polar bears on the endangered species list raises the legal question of whether the government would be required to compel U.S. industries to curb their carbon dioxide output.
     
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  6. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    I'm sure your right.
     
  7. rbell

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    dingdingding...we have a winner!

    ....and, they'll succeed.

    Keep in mind, these numskulls that pass this legislation could care less how it impacts the average American.


    Gee...it makes you wonder....how is it that all those species went extinct for eons & eons....if humans weren't around, there's no way that an animal/species could ever go extinct......:rolleyes:
     
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