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The awe-inspiring and breathtaking pictures of life and survival on our melting polar worlds
Daily Mail ^ | October 15th 2011 | Craig Mackenzie

Posted on 10/15/2011 1:39:23 PM PDT by Cardhu

These stunning images reveal a remarkable glimpse of life at the ends of the earth. Our melting polar worlds have been captured in breathtaking pictures by the BBC for this autumn's landmark natural history series Frozen Planet. It is the last chance to see the world's greatest wildernesses before they change forever, according to narrator Sir David Attenborough.

'The pictures captured behaviour and phenomena that had never before been recorded,' said Sir David, 85. 'Those pictures will become increasingly valuable as time passes.

'For this may well prove to be our last chance to record, in their full splendour, these astonishing wonderlands that have existed for hundreds of thousands of years before humans reached them and which now, within a century, may change beyond

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: animals; arctic; artic; articarticle; globalemotionalism; globalhysteria; globalscamming; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; thegoodoldartic
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Bear necessities: A male polar bear showing battle scars and the mate he defended
from 10 suitors. Their courtship was filmed over a fortnight, capturing extraordinary
intimate and tender moments

1 posted on 10/15/2011 1:39:32 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
A male polar bear showing battle scars and the mate he defended from 10 suitors

For a polar bear, I think she's kinda cute.

2 posted on 10/15/2011 1:46:28 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Cardhu

Those ice caps are melting so terribly from our man made pollution to our earth. Those poor polar bears may not see next year. Stop this global crisis and save these poor creatures. </Sarc>


3 posted on 10/15/2011 1:47:46 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: Cardhu

Beautiful photos, but I wish David Attenborough would stop with all the drama.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 1:51:26 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Cardhu
Nice fairy story. It is summer and ice melts, nothing new here. The brutish had Greenland 17% under its real size so I wonder what they are trying to pull here.
5 posted on 10/15/2011 1:51:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Cardhu

Are they sure the ice caps aren’t melting due to volcanic activity? If that were the reason, would they admit it?


6 posted on 10/15/2011 1:52:13 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Isn’t she - the female of the species is always cute except in birds.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 1:52:39 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: GunPkrBkr

1950 about 5,000 Polar bears
1965-1970, 8,000-10,000
1984 25,000
2005 20-25,000


8 posted on 10/15/2011 1:52:39 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Cardhu

Sir David, I think the polar ice caps will be there for a much longer time than you can possibly imagine.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 1:54:40 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Twotone

I agree the Global Warming or is it Climate Change thing is being beaten to death.


10 posted on 10/15/2011 1:54:54 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
Isn’t she - the female of the species is always cute except in birds.


11 posted on 10/15/2011 1:56:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WellyP

Don’t let facts get in the way of other people’s beliefs.


12 posted on 10/15/2011 1:57:12 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-The government gets rich, you get poor.)
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To: dfwgator

Love it - thanks


13 posted on 10/15/2011 1:57:54 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

THE SKY IS MELTING!

(/s, of course.)

14 posted on 10/15/2011 2:03:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Cardhu
A male polar bear showing battle scars and the mate he defended from 10 suitors.

From the expressions on their faces, I'd say it's more likely the after-effects of her asking him if her butt looked fat.

15 posted on 10/15/2011 2:06:36 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: WellyP

Exactly!


16 posted on 10/15/2011 2:08:48 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: Cardhu

“melting polar worlds”

An article of faith from the AGW catechism.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 2:11:36 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Hunton Peck

haha, we need bubble captions and photoshops of this


18 posted on 10/15/2011 2:11:59 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: Cardhu
Our melting polar worlds have been captured in breathtaking pictures by the BBC for this autumn's landmark natural history series Frozen Planet.

This is the type of political overtones you see nearly everywhere today. Note the term melting polar world as if it's established that this is a fact. This is a Goebbels tactic. Just keep telling the big lie long enough and it will become the truth whether it is or not. The English Press is the absolute worst at this but the American Press isn't far behind. Both are terrible on this subject.
19 posted on 10/15/2011 2:12:09 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Cardhu
“STEP RIGHT UP, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE. STEP RIGHT UP”

I don't believe these barkers of “global warming” hysterics any more than the carny folks trying to separate me from my money.

What will the shills be crying centuries from now when the Earth begins another Ice Age?
History will look back on us and say “wow were they a dumb group, pity they were fooled by Gore et. al.”.

Our Earth has never had a stable climate. Don't be fooled by those frauds who say it has!

20 posted on 10/15/2011 2:12:50 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Cardhu
- the female of the species is always cute except in birds.

... and hyenas.

21 posted on 10/15/2011 2:13:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hunton Peck

I like that - perhaps your are right.


22 posted on 10/15/2011 2:14:14 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Well, I am glad they got these pictures because over the next 8-10 years the icepack is going to become so thick that they won’t be able to get to the spots they need to to get these photos.

The world is cooling....


23 posted on 10/15/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: GunPkrBkr

His thought bubble: “Geez. All I said was, ‘It’s supposed to, Honey; you’re a bear!’”


24 posted on 10/15/2011 2:17:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Cardhu
Looks like somebody needs a Coke!

-PJ

25 posted on 10/15/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks Cardhu.


26 posted on 10/15/2011 2:20:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; Lazamataz
For a polar bear, I think she's kinda cute.

To get a true professional's opinion, I think we should ask Laz. :=)

27 posted on 10/15/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Political Junkie Too

28 posted on 10/15/2011 2:28:06 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Cardhu
It is the last chance to see the world's greatest wildernesses before they change forever, according to narrator Sir David Attenborough.

I thought Attenborough was smarter than that; but maybe he was just reading what the writers wrote. That statement is absurd on its face.

29 posted on 10/15/2011 2:28:47 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cardhu
A few weeks ago our 11 year son was watching the news with us and the global warming subject came up. When my wife called the whole subject a farce, my son spoke up and informed us that global warming was what was hurting all the polar bears and penguins in the Arctic. Before he went any further, I spoke up and said, “Son, there are no penguins in the Arctic”. As he was getting ready to argue with me, I added, “global warming killed them all. Now they are only in the Antarctic.” My arm still hurts where my wife punched me.
30 posted on 10/15/2011 2:31:20 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: GunPkrBkr

Interestingly, the seals do better with less ice. The seals need to get their press-agents from the “baby-seal-clubbing days” back on the phone.


31 posted on 10/15/2011 2:31:50 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: SunkenCiv; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

32 posted on 10/15/2011 2:38:31 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: dfwgator

“Isn’t she - the female of the species is always cute except in birds”.

...and the White House.


33 posted on 10/15/2011 2:53:40 PM PDT by albie
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To: BatGuano

Its always interesting to hear the warmistas try to explain away the human artifacts melting glaciers uncover ! >PS


34 posted on 10/15/2011 2:54:58 PM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Dixie Yooper

LOL - I remember long ago when I was sailing above the Arctic Circle a guy wrote a letter home telling them about the penguins he had seen. We gentle told him that there were no Penguins in the Arctic and the poor guy had to tear up the page and make up another lie.

Of course that was before global warming killed them all. :)


35 posted on 10/15/2011 2:59:54 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: SunkenCiv

You are welcome SC


36 posted on 10/15/2011 3:04:03 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Hunton Peck

Nice rich bears - it seems they can afford imported penguin bar-b-cue


37 posted on 10/15/2011 3:10:41 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: WellyP

Re #8 — source? It would come in handy with some folks I can think of. Thanks.


38 posted on 10/15/2011 3:18:38 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: buffaloguy
The world is cooling

Cooling, warming, either way it's Bush's fault.

39 posted on 10/15/2011 3:20:07 PM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: truthguy

Yet it sometimes seems we get better (truthful, balanced) coverage of our politics from the Brits than the American press. Why is that?


40 posted on 10/15/2011 3:20:32 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: BatGuano

True. We are between ice ages and toward the end of this warm period. Soon enough a large part of the northern hemisphere will once again be a ‘polar wilderness’.


41 posted on 10/15/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Cardhu
"Isn't she - the female of the species is always cute except in birds"

I wonder if the male of this species thinks she is cute?


Female Naked Mole Rat


42 posted on 10/15/2011 4:10:31 PM PDT by yorkie (There's only ONE "CAIN"......all the rest CAIN'T!)
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To: BatGuano

I will say this, God help us all if the planet starts a significant downturn in temperature. Many will starve, many will die, and that is not opinion, but fact.


43 posted on 10/15/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: Cardhu
A giant iceberg hundreds of metres across which would dwarf most of the world's buildings. It collapsed from Store Glacier on the west coast of Greenland.

It is instructive to read about how and why icebergs come about. There's plenty of snow and ice in Maine but there are no icebergs calving from its coast.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 10/15/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: yorkie

OMG - How do they ever reproduce?


45 posted on 10/15/2011 4:16:34 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
How do they ever reproduce?

Well, you see, the male gets... uh.......and the female ... uh ........Wait a minute - didn't your parents tell you how reproduction occurs?

46 posted on 10/15/2011 4:25:43 PM PDT by yorkie (There's only ONE "CAIN"......all the rest CAIN'T!)
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To: yorkie
didn't your parents tell you how reproduction occurs?

Yes they did but they sort or mentioned something about luving - I wonder if these naked mole rats are blind.

47 posted on 10/15/2011 4:39:13 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
"luving"?

I thought that was something only 'wimmin' believed in....besides - what does vision have to do with 'luving'?

To the naked mole rat - I'll bet she is the most beautiful thing in the world. If he is blind, he can feel the hairy warts, at least. LOL!!!

48 posted on 10/15/2011 4:45:00 PM PDT by yorkie (There's only ONE "CAIN"......all the rest CAIN'T!)
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To: Cardhu

It’s dark down in the tunnels.
:)


49 posted on 10/15/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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50 posted on 10/15/2011 4:47:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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