Skip to comments.Arctic warming alert moves on from polar bear symbol [because of non-extinction]
Posted on 10/29/2018 10:33:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The widespread image of the polar bear and the threat of its extinction is perhaps the worlds most powerful image of climate change, but for at least one of the large environmentalist groups behind it, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this image has become a dilemma.
According to UN scientific assessments, the polar bear does not face extinction, and the common understanding that it does now stands in the way of more nuanced communication about climate change in the Arctic.
When the symbol gets bigger than the region itself and people dont realize that the polar bear is just one piece of a whole diverse web of life in the Arctic, then it can become almost a barrier, Leanne Clare, senior manager of communications of the WWFs Arctic Program, told EU Observer.
What we are trying to do now is to help people understand that the polar bear is an important part within the region and that it is a part of a very intricate and fragile web of life in the Arctic that is at risk. We have to talk about that for whatever reason people have a huge attachment to polar bears, and then figure out how to utilize this attachment and get people to go beyond this and attach themselves to the Arctic region as such, she said. [ ]
The polar bear is not going extinct, Fernando Ugarte, a member of the UNs Polar Bear Specialist Group and head of department at Greenlands Institute of Natural Resources, told EU Observer.
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They ate white,too!
No , Algore in a Speedo ,LOL
I figured that the shift would be to "Clean Water". Might still be, it just hasn't caught on yet.
Whatever it is, the left needs a boogeyman to scare money and power out of people.
Save the arctic penguin before it’s too late. I will soon have a website setup for accepting donations. Only vast amounts of money can help save the arctic penguin from extinction. I can hear them crying for help as I type this. The arctic manatee is in big trouble too. The horror of it all will keep me awake for minutes tonight.
Polar bears swim, their icebergs don’t melt right out from under them.
Low information voters apparently didn’t know either of these facts.
Im concerned about the beavecoon. Half beaver, half raccoon. About yay big
Too late! My ancestors ate all of them.
The new lie:
“Due to global warming, penguins impossible to find at the North Pole!”
“I’m starting to see the shifts from “We’re going to die from Global Warming” to “We’re going to die from Global Cooling”. Few trial balloon articles, here and there.”
I am guessing that you are too young to remember ‘The Big Chill’, ‘Population Bomb’, ‘Peak Oil’ and all of the other mass hysteria movements
Longest Polar Bear Swim Recorded426 Miles Straight - National Geogrphic
Funny thing is, there used to be a flightless auk called the “penguin” that only lived in the northern hemisphere.
Cooling is the only case that makes sense. You don’t even have to think about what defines the current geological age (Quaternary). You just have to ask, “Do I think the last major glaciation (i.e. “Ice Age”) was the last? The absolute last! No more! (Note: Prior to that there have been many!) Heck even ask if the “Little Ice Age” - roughly 1550-1850 was the last cooling event. The last & no more!” If your answer is of course not there will be more. Then you have your answer! Even if Global Warming is real!
Bottom Line: Is yes a major world wide climate cooling event will occur! The only question is when!
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