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  • Al Gore dodges question about inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth

    10/12/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies · 4,464+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michael Krebs
    At a conference for environmental journalists in Wisconsin, Al Gore dodged questions on the many identified errors in his global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said. "Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions." While the audience of environmental journalists were largely in agreement with Mr. Gore's presentation and his positions, one Irish journalist and filmmaker asked Gore about the many scientific errors that were found in Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "A judge in the British High Court,...
  • Polar Bear Spotted Riding On Its Mother's Back

    10/04/2009 4:13:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 2,373+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 04th 2009
    Polar Bear Spotted Riding On Its Mother's Back [Pic in URL] Polar bear cubs ride 'piggy back' on their mother's back to avoid falling into the freezing waters of the Arctic, according to new scientific evidence. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent 05 Oct 2009 A British holidaymaker visiting Duvefjorden, Nordaustlandet, spotted the mother bear with a seven-month-old cub hitching a ride. Photo: Angela Plumb The behaviour has been observed in the wild before by polar bears emerging from the den for the first time or crossing open water. However there was little research into the phenomenon and no photographic evidence....
  • Polar bear cub hitches a ride

    10/04/2009 3:05:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,724+ views
    news ^ | 2 October 2009 | Jody Bourton
    Which may explain why a polar bear cub has recently been seen riding on the back of its mother as the bears swim across parts of the Arctic Ocean. The cub then briefly rode her back as she clambered out of the icy water, a unique event photographed by a tourist. Experts have rarely seen the behaviour, and they say the latest find suggests it may be a more common practice than previously thought.
  • EDITORIAL: Hurray for polar bears--Growing population negates climate-change hysteria

    08/23/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Editorial
    It's a good time to be a polar bear. Unusually cool temperatures in the northern climes last winter produced thicker-than-usual polar ice. This gave the lucky bears an extra two weeks to roam the ice floes to hunt ringed seals. As a result, adult bears are better fed and more cubs are surviving their first year. The bears will go into the winter with greater energy stores, which will mean a better chance of survival and even more cubs. ~snip~ The global-warming religion is highly resistant to facts. This came home to us recently when Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat,...
  • Polar bears, cubs thriving after unusually cool summer

    08/19/2009 9:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | August 19, 2009
    A cold summer in many areas of the country may have meant fewer barbecues and camping trips this year, but lower temperatures have been a boon for the beleaguered Hudson Bay polar bears. Experts say the summer sea ice has lasted longer than it has in years...
  • Polar Bear BS

    08/17/2009 1:03:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,487+ views ^ | August 17, 2009 | Bill Steigerwald
    Environmentalists and the media have successfully bamboozled half the populace and every school child in America into believing large numbers of polar bears are starving and drowning in the Arctic because of global warming. But it's obviously not even close to being true. How do we know this? Because if even just one emaciated drowned polar bear's body had been fished from Arctic waters in the last five years, we'd have seen its sorry carcass a thousand times on TV and on the covers of Time and Vanity Fair. By now the poor dead bear would have been given a...
  • Polar bear appearances grow on oil fields

    06/30/2009 4:33:40 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies · 1,378+ views
    The ^ | June 24, 2009 at 12:04PM AKST | Alex DeMarban
    Polar bear encounters on the North Slope oil fields have risen to record levels the last two years, a sign that increasing numbers of the white giants may be prowling on land because the sea ice they prefer is shrinking, scientists said. Oil field sightings along the southern Beaufort Sea coast jumped to 321 in 2007 and 313 in 2008, said Craig Perham, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist in Anchorage. That’s more than double the 15-year average of 138. It’s also a sharp rise from 232, the previous high in 2005
  • Suppressed reports vindicate Palin polar bear policy

    06/28/2009 5:54:14 PM PDT · by euram · 5 replies · 782+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | 06-28-09 | Josh Painter
    Early in January, a Sarah Palin op-ed appeared in the NY Times in which she argued against adding the Polar Bear to the list of endangered species because the polar bear populations in the Arctic were healthy: "...polar bears are more numerous now than they were 40 years ago. The polar bear population in the southern Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s North Slope has been relatively stable for 20 years, according to a federal analysis." The governor said that the bears were "magnificent animals" who are "worthy of our utmost efforts to protect them and their Arctic habitat," but added that...
  • Polar Bear Testimony Suppressed Due to 'Inconvenient' Truths

    06/28/2009 7:09:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 1,014+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    As the U.S. Senate now prepares to consider the cap-and-trade climate bill recently passed by the house, they will want to consider all the facts related to this landmark spending program. So far we have learned that the Environmental Protection Agency has suppressed an internal report skeptical about the wild global warming claims and now, from across the pond, we find out that a polar bear expert has been forbidden by global warming alarmists from reporting that most of those animals have actually been increasing in population during the past few years or are at optimum levels. Although you won't...
  • Polar bear expert barred by global warmists

    06/27/2009 5:34:36 PM PDT · by raybbr · 41 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | 27 Jun 2009 | Christopher Booker
    According to the world?s leading expert on polar bears, their numbers are higher than they were 30 years ago Photo: AP Over the coming days a curiously revealing event will be taking place in Copenhagen. Top of the agenda at a meeting of the Polar Bear Specialist Group (set up under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature/Species Survival Commission) will be the need to produce a suitably scary report on how polar bears are being threatened with extinction by man-made global warming.This is one of a steady drizzle of events planned to stoke up alarm in the run-up...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Polar Bears are not dying out, say scientists in book on popular 'scare stories'

    06/22/2009 8:41:17 PM PDT · by Dysart · 19 replies · 1,807+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6-22-09 | Chris Irvine
    Polar bears are not dying out and Turkey Twizzlers are fine, according to a new book from scientists wishing to challenge science "scare stories" Contrary to widely held belief, polar bear populations are rising, according to the scientists It is widely thought that the polar ice caps will melt, causing sea levels to rise, resulting in the loss of cities along the coast, as well as a the majority of polar bears. And if global warming does not kill us, then obesity or heart disease will thanks to an addiction to junk food and salt. But a new book, compiled...
  • Polar Bears are not dying out, say scientists in book on popular 'scare stories'

    06/22/2009 9:46:34 AM PDT · by protest1 · 29 replies · 1,879+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 9:59AM BST 22 Jun 2009 | Chris Irvine
    Polar bears are not dying out and Turkey Twizzlers are fine, according to a new book from scientists wishing to challenge science "scare stories" Contrary to widely held belief, polar bear populations are rising, according to the scientists But a new book, compiled by Stanley Feldman, a professor of anaesthetics at London University, and Vincent Marks, a former professor of clinical biochemistry and dean of medicine at the University of Surrey, are questioning the end of the world and healthy eating tips.
  • Alaska polar bear numbers declining [NOT!]

    06/20/2009 8:11:03 AM PDT · by StACase · 16 replies · 800+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1:47PM Friday June 19, 2009 | Reuters
    Alaska polar bear numbers declining ... There was an estimated 0.3% annual decline in the polar bear population in the southern Beaufort Sea between 2001 and 2007, with the total numbers likely hovering between 1,397 and 1,526 animals, according to the draft assessments.
  • Save The Whales, Kill The Economy

    04/20/2009 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 901+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | April 20, 2009
    Energy: With Ahab-like determination, environmentalists have once again blocked oil exploration in the American Arctic. They may just have succeeded in putting the American economy on ice.On Friday, a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals Court panel in Washington, D.C., struck down the Bush administration's five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing off Alaska's northern coast. The plan was vacated, the panel ruled, because of allegedly insufficient environmental review because its "environmental sensitivity rankings are irrational." What is irrational is that despite a more than three-decade long record of environmental sensitivity at Prudhoe Bay and elsewhere, and despite booming polar...
  • One and a Half Cheers for Interior Secretary Salazar

    05/21/2009 10:31:46 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 2 replies · 491+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/21/09 | Humberto Fontova
    Lately hunters (primarily from the US) had been paying $30,000 for the chance of whacking a polar bear during a grueling hunt in the Canadian arctic on dogsleds and in subzero weather. If successful, then the hunter's taxidermist landed another $5,000 or so for converting the beast's epidermis into an infuriatingly politically-incorrect rug for the hunter to display to his politically-correct guests at dinner parties. Generally speaking, the most spirited reactions from guests came after uncorking the eighth bottle of wine. Most of these guests were usually his wife's friends from the local Art Council and Kayak Club and spittle...
  • Can a sad polar bear make you turn off the lights?

    05/11/2009 3:55:48 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 30 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | May 10, 2009 | Beth Daley
    Maybe a cute polar bear can do what all the good green intentions in the world can’t: Get people to consistently conserve energy. That’s what the Brooks School, a North Andover boarding school for grades 9-12, is counting on with an animated animal that lets students “see” their energy consumption in real time. Instead of showing students what energy they are collectively using in each of the school’s ten dorms with graphs or digital numbers, a “bear-o-meter” displays it more visually on a public screen with the bear’s well-being tied to how well students are conserving.
  • Why Does President Obama Hate the Polar Bears?

    05/09/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Delacon · 23 replies · 792+ views
    The Heritage Foundation/ The Foundry ^ | May 8th, 2009 | Conn Carroll
    Today the Obama administration’s Department of Interior announced that it would keep a Bush administration rule [1] forbidding government scientists from considering global warming when protecting polar bears pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.When the Bush Interior Department announced their rule, they were roundly [2] criticized [3] by the enviro-left [4]. It will be interesting to see how they react to the Obama administration taking the same position.More interesting is how the Obama EPA justified their decision. McClatchy reports [1]: On Friday, the Interior Department reluctantly agreed, saying that it’s scientifically impossible to use the Endangered Species Act to regulate...
  • Barry: "Let the Bears DIE!"

    05/08/2009 6:18:08 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 21 replies · 977+ views
    Barry's Obamanation ^ | 5-8-09 | Jesse Ellis
    If having someone tell you a bold faced lie, is a measure of their lack of respect for you, then at least Barry is an equal opportunity prevaricator. Remember when Bush basically said, let the bears die when asked what he was going to do when the Polar Bears habitat was allegedly being melted by Global Warming partially attributed to Americas Polluting ways?
  • Palin Lauds Secretary Salazar’s Decision to Not Change the Existing Regulations

    05/08/2009 12:15:37 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies · 566+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-110 Governor Lauds Secretary Salazar’s Decision May 8, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin was pleased to learn that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has decided not to change the existing Section 4(d) rule regulations concerning the protection of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This decision will provide for continued monitoring and strong protections for polar bears under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and international treaties. This means that subsistence activities and oil and gas development on the North Slope will not be subject to the consultation requirements of the...