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Scientists: It's not too late yet for polar bears
AP on Breitbart ^ | 12/15/10 | AP

Posted on 12/15/2010 10:27:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two groups of scientists are suggesting a sliver of hope for the future of polar bears in a warming world.

A study published online Wednesday rejects the often used concept of a "tipping point," or point of no return, when it comes to sea ice and the big bear that has become the symbol of climate change woes. The study optimistically suggests that if the world dramatically changed its steadily increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, a total loss of critical summer sea ice for the bears could be averted.

Another research group projects that even if global warming doesn't slow—a more likely near-future scenario—a thin, icy refuge for the bears would still remain between Greenland and Canada.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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1 posted on 12/15/2010 10:27:55 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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Polar bears could survive on persisting ice - Nicola Jones
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101215/full/news.2010.675.html


2 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The stupidity of the AP never ceases to amaze.


3 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:50 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The idiots are doubling-down.

Must be a Lefty genetic trait to double-down when you've suffered a humiliating shellacking.

4 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn, they just don’t give up.


5 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:49 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: NormsRevenge; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 12/15/2010 10:29:50 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: NormsRevenge

A sliver of hope for Polar Bears?

That’s like saying there’s a sliver of hope for bacteria, or cockroaches. Polar bears are doing fine.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 10:30:34 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Polar bears are one of nature’s most adaptable creatures.

Their numbers have steadily increased over the years since the sixties.

The polar bear population is not decreasing.

Enviro nuts will use any pretext regardless of its outrageousness or falsity or complete lack of scientific proof to advance their misguided idealistic binge cause.


8 posted on 12/15/2010 10:31:19 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: NormsRevenge

These nut job enviro nazis will never give up.


9 posted on 12/15/2010 10:32:28 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am thinking this needs a barf alert.


10 posted on 12/15/2010 10:32:41 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good news for Polar bears, the freezing cold in the rest of the world will kill off humans thus reducing the carbon footprint and causing the ice to reform. They’re saved!

Or just airlift them to the UK.


11 posted on 12/15/2010 10:33:11 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Poor big ole man-eating bears. Maybe we could feed em some climate scientists if they're hungry....

Mike

12 posted on 12/15/2010 10:33:14 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: ReneeLynn

I live in the UK.

I think a few Polar bears - perhaps a thousand or so - would have a salutary effect, especially if you released them near the CRU.


13 posted on 12/15/2010 10:35:34 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Scientists”: “It’s not too late yet to spout more ‘global warming’ bull$h1t...”


14 posted on 12/15/2010 10:37:40 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: agere_contra

How’s that global warming over there? ;)


15 posted on 12/15/2010 10:37:55 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think we can solve this problem without endangering the planet. Simply build electric generating windmills all across Alaska and Canada. Then use the electricity to run refrigerators without any doors. The resultant cold air from the refrigerators would stop the melting of the ice. Simple solution.


16 posted on 12/15/2010 10:40:53 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: NormsRevenge

Since it is so freaking cold here in the Ohio Valley, I have started a polar bear relocation charity. To donate, go to www.savemyfurryass.org. We will be relocating polar bears from the warm, sunny Arctic to the cold, frozen Ohio Valley. As an added bonus, this relocation program will also solve our deer overpopulation problem. Since the deer have never seen polar bears, they should be easy prey. The polar bears can feast on all the deer they want, as well as the homeless suffering from six years of Democrat controlled Congress. If food starts to run short, I plan on putting up traps for more food. At the local Walmart will be large boxes with signs that read: Enter if you voted for Obama, free prize inside!


17 posted on 12/15/2010 10:41:51 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, if the ice melts then the bears will just move south and start eating Canucks. Who would think they would go extinct? As long as there is something to eat (preferably registered DemocRATS) the Polar Bear will survive.


18 posted on 12/15/2010 10:41:54 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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A polar bear is seen at a zoo. Climate change is pushing Arctic mammals to mate with cousin species, in a trend that could be pushing the polar bear and other iconic animals towards extinction, biologists said on Wednesday. (AFP/File/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)


19 posted on 12/15/2010 10:43:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What did the PBs do when AGW topped out back 4,500+ years ago?


20 posted on 12/15/2010 10:44:45 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Actually we have too many Polar Bears.. not enough Seals(in the right places).. to support the weather cycles..
The weather has always cycled warmer and cooler..

When it is warmer the artic can only support so many Polar Bears..
When it is cooler (more ice) it can support more Bears..

Course you would have to PimP SLAP a number of "scientists" to get them to grasp that..

21 posted on 12/15/2010 10:44:55 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: ReneeLynn
Ok so far. We only had about an inch of Global Warming last month.

The warming in December and January is going to be pretty bad though. Our pipes will warm solid, our old people will be frozen to death by heat-stroke and so on. We didn't listen!

I'm not worried so much about the weather. I worry about the irreparable damage the cold - sorry, make that the unseasonal warmth - will do to the psyches of those in my company who rely on work in 'sustainable transport', LOL.

22 posted on 12/15/2010 10:45:52 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Polar Bear populations have increased four-fold in the last 50 years.
11 of 13 known populations are thriving and only 2 have fewer numbers over the last 10 years.
These enviro-whackos are making stuff up and expect us to believe it.


23 posted on 12/15/2010 10:46:45 AM PST by G Larry (When you're right, avoid compromise!)
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To: agere_contra

Love it. Hehehee.


24 posted on 12/15/2010 10:52:01 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: G Larry

and those 2 populations were around Baffin where it was coldest!


25 posted on 12/15/2010 10:52:22 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NormsRevenge


26 posted on 12/15/2010 10:54:38 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: NormsRevenge

between the years 800 and 1200 AD there were as something called the Medieval Warm Period...which warmer than it is now (followed by the little ice age caused by the maunder minimum). during that time enough of Greenland was exposed as to make agriculture possible along the southern coast of Greenland, which can not be done today because of the colder temps today...

My question is, where did the Polar Bears go back then?


27 posted on 12/15/2010 10:55:11 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is not too late for them to freeze to death. Global cooling is going on.


28 posted on 12/15/2010 10:56:58 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: steelyourfaith

Yo, SYF:

I’ve been trying to get my climate treatment (CACA) to Monckton (he seems like the kind of guy who would get a kick out of it).

Does he have a website? The only thing I find is the vicarious WattsUp site.

Got any ideas?


29 posted on 12/15/2010 10:58:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: NormsRevenge

Aw, man, not this shit again.

30 posted on 12/15/2010 11:02:11 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge

Great, cause I really want a rug.


31 posted on 12/15/2010 11:04:47 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: NormsRevenge

Those poor bears. We should send them a fatted AlGore for Christmas.


32 posted on 12/15/2010 11:05:28 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: NormsRevenge
They are not endangered... there are more living today that in the past 40 years... and globull warming is an outright lie, from evil liars for communism and a one world government. WE need to prosecute and execute anyone that ever tried to sell this load of excrement to the world.

LLS

33 posted on 12/15/2010 11:07:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Maybe they should read this:
Little Ice Age And Expanding Arctic Ice -“Climate Forecasts Will Have To Be Thrown In The Dustbin”

Plenty of ice for the bears in the offing.

34 posted on 12/15/2010 11:07:17 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Vaquero
My question is, where did the Polar Bears go back then?

That was before Darwin, so they hadn't evolved yet.

35 posted on 12/15/2010 11:08:49 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We’ve got pictures, carry on.


36 posted on 12/15/2010 11:12:28 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Ev Reeman

The evil enviro scum is nopt that concerned with Manatees (sea cows) in Florida freezing to death.

They used to get hotter water from powerplant discharge into canals which kept it nice and warm in the winter for the manatees. the power plants were forced to cool their water and the manatees are not freezing to death.

Corrupt leftist scum.


37 posted on 12/15/2010 11:17:32 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: NormsRevenge

Scummy liberal newspapers and ALL of TV using that same “iconic” sh** in every article. Everything today is “iconic” - lazy propagandists.


38 posted on 12/15/2010 11:19:58 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: NormsRevenge

39 posted on 12/15/2010 11:22:53 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

OMG, that’s hilarious on so many levels!


40 posted on 12/15/2010 11:30:03 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Frantzie

Typo. I meant to say the power plants have to cool their discharage water now. This means the canals in Florida by the plants the manatees used to go to are much colder than before. The poor manatees are freezing to death now.

Thank ******g environmentalists.


41 posted on 12/15/2010 11:30:44 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie

Typo. I meant to say the power plants have to cool their discharage water now. This means the canals in Florida by the plants the manatees used to go to are much colder than before. The poor manatees are freezing to death now.

Thank ******g environmentalists.


42 posted on 12/15/2010 11:30:52 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: NormsRevenge

I got news for these scientists, the world is very, very cold right now, should be a great hunt for the polar bears on the expanding icepack


43 posted on 12/15/2010 11:32:13 AM PST by Scythian
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To: bassmaner

Teddy’s car must have made a wrong turn. LOL! Hilarious.


44 posted on 12/15/2010 11:32:57 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: NormsRevenge

45 posted on 12/15/2010 11:35:08 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: NormsRevenge

Considering that there are now more polar bears than at any time since the end of the last glaciation, I’m guessing they can be saved.

The question is, can global warming scientists be saved?


46 posted on 12/15/2010 11:39:01 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NormsRevenge
Is it to late for Bi-Polar Bears?
47 posted on 12/15/2010 11:40:41 AM PST by hflynn
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To: NormsRevenge

Scientists—it’s still not too late to jump off a cliff and save us from your carbon emissions.


48 posted on 12/15/2010 11:42:22 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: xjcsa

>>The stupidity of the AP never ceases to amaze.<<

especially considering this story today:

Little Ice Age And Expanding Arctic Ice -“Climate Forecasts Will Have To Be Thrown In The Dustbin”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2643101/posts

I sense some contradictory perspectives here.


49 posted on 12/15/2010 11:44:14 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: NormsRevenge

It can’t be too late — otherwise the shakedown is over. Just as any clever doomsday prophet knows; don’t give a hard date. “The end is near”, but not so near that a nice cash contribution won’t forestall the inevitable.


50 posted on 12/15/2010 11:46:39 AM PST by Rinnwald
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