Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Truth About Polar Bears

An advertisement has appeared on television lately, for an organization called WWF. WWF stands for World Wildlife Fund. In the commercial i speak of, actor Noah Wyle, very dramatically informs the viewer that polar bears are starving and dying off so quickly, because of "climate change," that "if we don't act now, most will die in our children's lifetime." If you haven't seen it, you can view a very similar video here.

I'm just as big a fan of the beautiful and magnificent polar bear as the next guy, but the information in this commercial didn't quite jive with my knowledge of climate change. And i've never even been to any part of the world that might ever have any knowledge of the existence of polar bears were it not for television, national geographic, and the zoo. So i started doing some research. And i would like to pass my research on to you.

Even among those who believe in global warming, the U.S. Senate of all people, cites numerous credentialed scientists who say the claims that the polar bears are in danger of extinction are full of bear dung. In fact many scientists are reporting rapid growth of polar bear populations, as reported by newsbusters.

Newsminer.com reported the appalled responses of Alaskan governor, representative, and senators at the news that the polar bears were being listed as endangers. Senator Don Young called it an "assault on sound science."

Senator Ted Stevens was quoted saying,
“I am disappointed and disturbed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to weaken the Endangered Species Act by listing the polar bear as threatened despite the steady increase in the species’ population. Scientists have observed that there are now three times as many polar bears in the Arctic than there were in the 1970s.

“Never before has a species been listed as endangered or threatened while occupying its entire geographic range.

“This decision was made without any research demonstrating dangerously low population levels in polar bears, but rather on speculation regarding how ice levels will affect Arctic wildlife. Worse yet, today’s decision cannot and will not do anything to reverse sea ice decline.


And now, in case you are among the many who believe that the claims of global warming are true, i will not pretend to be a scientist. I will simply refer you to the 600 - something and growing number of international scientists whose studies debunk almost everything you've heard in commercials and on the news. This report, most shockingly, is published by, of all people, The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Click here to read the very long article and have access to the reports and the incredible number of links to reports and studies that turn all the "news" upside down.

And now for my personal commentary.

I don't know know what makes anyone, especially the media, believe that it is o.k., acceptable, excusable, or much less, honorable, to tout blatant bold-faced, unresearched lies to the American public. I don't know why it's so easy for Americans, myself included, to fall for it when they do. But i'm tired. I'm tired of listening to lies and saying nothing. I'm tired of closing my mouth and being polite when absolute nonsense is spoken to my face.

I don't believe that it's necessary to be rude. But i believe that it is necessary to have an opinion and a point-of-view. And i believe that it is entirely vital that those who know the truth speak up about it, somehow.

Please don't buy the hype. Research the hype, but don't buy it. Know the truth.

3 comments:

  1. I personally believe its an outrage that we are trying to save animals while we sit back and allow BABIES (from the womb) to be killed everyday!!!! The year that Roe v Wade passed was also the year that the "Save the trees" campaign went into effect. WHY ARE WE KILLING CHILDREN AND SAVING EVERYTHING ELSE???!!!!!!! GOD HAVE MERCY ON US!!!!

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