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Where polar bears might go if climate change doesn't slow ( More Research ....UGH!)
Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 16, 2010 | Pete Spotts, Staff writer

Posted on 12/17/2010 2:25:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

If climate change leads to ice collecting in one general area in the Arctic Ocean, it might be enough to provide a last 'refuge' for many Arctic inhabitants, including polar bears.


Polar bears are shown in this undated photograph from UCLA released to Reuters on Nov. 23.

By midcentury, the northern islands of Canada and the north coast of Greenland may represent the only remaining region in the Arctic where polar bears and the marine animals that sustain them can survive if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to climb at anywhere near their current levels.

Alan D. Wilson/Reuters

By midcentury, the northern islands of Canada and the north coast of Greenland may represent the only remaining region in the Arctic where polar bears and the marine animals that sustain them can survive if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to climb at anywhere near their current levels.

That's the scenario a team of US and Canadian scientists came up with in looking at the prospects for Arctic habitats if greenhouse-gas emissions follow a business-as-usual track through the end of the century.

The research, outlined at a briefing Thursday during the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco, stands as a bookend to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature, which suggests that sustainable populations of the bears could be preserved around the Arctic if greenhouse-gas emissions are aggressively curbed and if traditional wildlife-management approaches are rigorously applied.

IN PICTURES: Climate change and animals

The work in Nature "is talking about what happens if we act to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions," said Stephanie Pfirman, a marine geologist at Barnard College in New York as well as a researcher with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: artic; christianscience; climatechange; globalwarminghoax; junkscience; pravdamedia; savethepolarbears
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1 posted on 12/17/2010 2:25:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; Brad's Gramma; ...
The Polar Bears again.....

Frankly I would worry about them coming south for tasty morsels....

2 posted on 12/17/2010 2:28:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOL. Reminds me of the folks that save the beached whales. How can they evolve and grow legs to become land mammals when folks keep pushing them back into the ocean?/s


3 posted on 12/17/2010 2:29:06 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If we don’t fix globull warming they will end up in your backyard waiting to eat you!


4 posted on 12/17/2010 2:29:12 PM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The zoo?

“Sumbahdy outta tell that to the polar bearz!” - Algore when confronted with the FACT that polar bear populations have RISEN.


5 posted on 12/17/2010 2:29:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Why all the current fuss about the polar bear?

They went extinct during the Medieval Warming Period...

6 posted on 12/17/2010 2:30:44 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Throwing a picture of polar bears on a questionable article does not give it more credence.


7 posted on 12/17/2010 2:33:35 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Are these people still at it? Didn’t they get the message, it was all a BIG LIE.


8 posted on 12/17/2010 2:35:55 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How would your life change if there were no more polar bears?


9 posted on 12/17/2010 2:37:55 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (...and now for something completely different...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The polar bear population has increased 5 fold since the 1950s. Migration due to straining/exhausting the food chain is a more likely possibility. Thanx Ernest!

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 12/17/2010 2:38:31 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Christian?

Science?

Monitoring what?


11 posted on 12/17/2010 2:38:40 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A last refuge? Bwahahahahahaha!


12 posted on 12/17/2010 2:39:29 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shoot ‘em.

They make superlative rugs.


13 posted on 12/17/2010 2:40:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hopefully they’ll all die off and we’ll stop wasting money researching them.


14 posted on 12/17/2010 2:40:58 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah! Them nasty white trash polar bears might migrate south and race-mix with the brown bears! Gotta stop that!


15 posted on 12/17/2010 2:42:28 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They’re only at the top of the food chain until they encounter somebody with a working .45-70 and good ammo.


16 posted on 12/17/2010 2:43:03 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does this nonsense ever end?


17 posted on 12/17/2010 2:43:19 PM PST by pallis
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
WEASEL WORD ALERT...not a single "fact" in the whole article...

By midcentury, the northern islands of Canada and the north coast of Greenland may represent the only remaining region in the Arctic where polar bears and the marine animals that sustain them can survive if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to climb at anywhere near their current levels.

That's the scenario a team of US and Canadian scientists came up with in looking at the prospects for Arctic habitats if greenhouse-gas emissions follow a business-as-usual track through the end of the century.

The research, outlined at a briefing Thursday during the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco, stands as a bookend to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature, which suggests that sustainable populations of the bears could be preserved around the Arctic if greenhouse-gas emissions are aggressively curbed and if traditional wildlife-management approaches are rigorously applied.
18 posted on 12/17/2010 2:44:54 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder if a polar bear rug might be a real chick magnet?


19 posted on 12/17/2010 2:44:54 PM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

20 posted on 12/17/2010 2:45:11 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They’ll head for Algore’s palatial 10,000 square foot manse in Nashville.

Since he keeps it around 50 degrees in the summer, they should be quite comfy.

MEMO TO ALGORE: Keep them well-fed. On second thought...


21 posted on 12/17/2010 2:45:29 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Please ship us all to DC, we have heard the land is filled with huge, highly visible and blubbery creatures which may be even better food than walrus.”</Polarbear>


22 posted on 12/17/2010 2:46:54 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just can’t bring myself to read this. My suggestion for where the polar bears should go is that every member of PETA should adopt one and keep it in their garden/back yard.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 2:48:05 PM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

24 posted on 12/17/2010 2:49:00 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Got global warming? Shave the bears.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 2:57:20 PM PST by TheOldLady ("Face it, Obama: You, too, were a useful idiot." - Lazamataz, who would hit it...with a brick.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well they could come to Florida, we had 27 degrees here in the SW portion. They can lay under the palm trees and stay cool. Lots of edible wild stuff running around our yards for them to eat.


26 posted on 12/17/2010 2:59:22 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Thanks for adding that,....haven’t seen it in awhile.


27 posted on 12/17/2010 3:03:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Polar bear populations have doubled since 1974 when severe hunting restrictions were in acted. Polar bears will be overcrowded and many will starve and decimate other wildlife in the area before turning on themselves and cannibalizing the population.
28 posted on 12/17/2010 3:04:54 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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29 posted on 12/17/2010 3:08:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the Man-Polar bear-Pig population may completely die out if we don't give the government all of our money and our future!

What good is your future if the polar bears die!?!?!?!

30 posted on 12/17/2010 3:09:15 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: MsLady
*Are these people still at it? Didn’t they get the message, it was all a BIG LIE.*

They continue to beat the broken drum

31 posted on 12/17/2010 3:10:50 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: FrankR

Thanks for doing the work on the article.


32 posted on 12/17/2010 3:14:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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33 posted on 12/17/2010 3:14:53 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Judging by current weather trends, I was thing Scotland, or maybe Paris.


34 posted on 12/17/2010 3:41:45 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“US and Canadian scientists...” There is no such thing.

Real scientists became extinct a long time ago.

Today, we have politically driven grant writers and grant receivers... not scientists.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 3:57:44 PM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I guess these people haven’t been paying attention to the temps this past decade?


36 posted on 12/17/2010 4:22:44 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’ll volunteer my freezer, have heard they are pretty good.


37 posted on 12/17/2010 4:22:56 PM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I whacked a Grizzly in Alaska this year, have no hankering to go for a Polar bear, due to their habitat.

But as soon as they migrate down here to Nawth Flawaduh, I'm on it!

38 posted on 12/17/2010 4:31:50 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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Polar bear livers are so rich in vitamin A that they are toxic to humans.


39 posted on 12/17/2010 4:38:15 PM PST by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: Crooked Constituent

Or we can shoot their fat arses and eat them and make a nice rug for the hearth. Come on down it, will save money for the trip!


40 posted on 12/17/2010 4:46:03 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: GladesGuru
"Shoot ‘em. They make superlative rugs."

I was waiting at the post office today (Wasilla) and saw a guy wearing a parka with a polar bear ruff. Beyond GORGEOUS.

41 posted on 12/17/2010 4:56:43 PM PST by redhead (Where do I get my RINO hunting license?)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Maybe they should all be committed to a mental institution. This is beyond stupid.


42 posted on 12/17/2010 5:11:38 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

All the folks Horowitz outlines must work double hard at deceit. Their world is slowly slipping away.


43 posted on 12/17/2010 5:21:31 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: EricT.
Toxic livers?

I'm looking for another rug, not a meal.

Only thing I ate from the Grizzly was his heart. I insisted on it, the guides were initially doubtful, but agreed it was pretty damned good.

Strangely, it was the first time ANY of them had tried it, and one had been guiding for 17 years.

44 posted on 12/17/2010 5:36:40 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Has anyone asked the bears what their plans are?


45 posted on 12/18/2010 1:21:06 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Back in the 70’s the greenies were up there drilling holes in the ice so the bears wouldn't starve due to the coming ice age.
46 posted on 12/18/2010 2:03:35 AM PST by this_ol_patriot (Where there's a will, there's a scam.)
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To: this_ol_patriot

We need to send the greenies back up there to help the bears.


47 posted on 12/18/2010 6:47:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Any piece that begins with “By midcentury,” is not worth reading unless it was written by Isaac Asimov.


48 posted on 12/18/2010 7:01:29 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

(source: http://dianealdred.com/2008/01/12/passionate-about-polar-bears/ )

49 posted on 12/18/2010 7:22:47 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8210739/The-climate-bugaboo-is-the-strangest-intellectual-aberration-of-our-age.html

It's Christopher Monckton. The window bombed on me twice. Do you want to try to post it?

50 posted on 12/18/2010 1:38:08 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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