SEARCH BLOG: POLITICS and CLIMATE
The same political thinking that says increasing the supply of oil will not impact the cost of oil has now run amok and says that despite an increasing polar bear population, the bears are "threatened."
It seems that despite the fact that even though NASA pointed out that the fluke melting of the northern polar ice was due to unusual winds and not global warming, politicians chose to believe it was caused by global warming. It seems that despite the fact that global polar ice has returned to "normal" levels, politicians believe the bears are somehow threatened by those abnormal winds from the past. It seems that despite the fact that global temperatures have been declining for a decade that politicians believe the opposite has happened.Could it be that politicians are getting their information from the same place that led a certain candidate for president to believe there are 57 states? Certainly, one of them is the state of confusion. [Okay, I'll guess that he was trying to say... "I've been to fifty... forty-seven states..." and just "mis-spoke."]
Taken together, these collective beliefs form the basis of the new polar bear mythology.
I guess "mis-speaking" is better than "mis-thinking."
The one good thing that may come of this is that polar bears can continue to eat all of those cute seal pups so that the Canadians don't have to go out on all of that cold ice and club those critters to death to keep the seal population under control. And it may be better for the seals to be eaten by a bear or killer whale. We should have a Congressional study on that.
Notice all of that ice melting in the background? Must be the poor bear's last supper.