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Environuts to sue on behalf of polar bears

To paraphrase THE Bruce Dickinson: Treehuggers have a feevah, and the only prescription is more polar bears!  From CNS News:

With the Interior Department failing to meet Wednesday’s deadline to decide whether to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, environmental groups say they are ready to take the federal government to court over the matter.

The Center on Biological Diversity initiated the Endangered Species Act listing process for the polar bear with a petition filed in February 2005. The group went to court in December 2005 due to a lack of action by the federal government. In December 2006, the Department of the Interior proposed listing the bear, which triggered Wednesday’s deadline.

“We are making this proposal because scientific review of the species by the Fish and Wildlife Service found that populations may be threatened by receding sea ice, which polar bears use as a platform for many activities essential to their life cycle, including hunting for their main prey, arctic seals,” Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said when the listing was proposed. 

There’s just one problem with that whole “polar bears are dying” thingy:

“The polar bear is not endangered or threatened – its numbers have gone up by five or six-fold since around 1950 as a result of changes in management and hunting,” he said. “Most of the populations seem to be doing well and prospering.

“The alleged threats to the bear are based on highly speculative computer models, and if you put in the right assumptions, you will come up with very negative consequences for the polar bear and no doubt for other species as well,” Ebell charged. “I don’t think they are scientific evidence at all,” he added calling the computer models “shaky science.” 

Man, facts can just be brutal sometimes! Why do facts hate polar bears?

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January 10, 2008 - Posted by | animal rights wackos, environuts

13 Comments »

  1. Facts….hmmmm….get ALL the facts instead of just the Republick’n talking points. Don’t be such a mental midget.

    The two populations that are increasing, both in north-eastern Canada, were severely reduced by hunting in the past and are recovering thanks to the protection they and their prey now enjoy.

    The best-studied population, in Canada’s western Hudson Bay, fell by 22% from 1194 animals in 1987 to 935 in 2004, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. A second group in the Beaufort Sea, off Alaska’s north coast, is now experiencing the same pattern of reduced adult weights and cub survival as the Hudson Bay group.

    A comprehensive review (pdf) by the US Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that shrinking sea ice is the primary cause for the decline seen in these populations, and it recently proposed listing polar bears as threatened (pdf) under the Endangered Species Act. The World Conservation Union projects the bears’ numbers will drop by 30% by 2050 (pdf) due to continued loss of Arctic sea ice.

    Comment by WELCOME TO THE TRUTH | January 10, 2008

  2. Dude, do your bosses at Randall Paulson Architects know how you’re misusing company resources? One may get the impression, based on your comments, that “Republick’n” clients aren’t welcome at your firm!

    Anywho, I’m not going to let some leftard bunnyhugger lecture ME about facts, when you guys never use them (or when you do use facts, you’re pretty selective about which ones you’ll use).

    The facts are clear: polar bear populations are about 600% what they were in 1950. The World Conservation Union is making projections based on the same type of sloppy computer models that have hyped the junk science fad/scam known as man-made global “warming”, so those can be rejected.

    Nice try, though. Don’t you have a tree to go sit in and protest some capitalistic endeavor?

    Comment by crushliberalism | January 10, 2008

  3. Way off topic
    Your favorite Faux frenchman has endorsed Osamabama
    The pic that was with the article at the time I saw it Osamabama’s expression looks like he’s saying to himself “CRAP, there go my chances of winning”
    http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080110/D8U33SBG0.html

    Comment by WMD_Maker | January 10, 2008

  4. Thanks for the tip, WMD. I’ll probably blog on that this afternoon when I’m not as busy.

    Comment by crushliberalism | January 10, 2008

  5. How come these bigots only care about WHITE bears???? What about brown and black bears???

    😉

    Comment by jsingood | January 10, 2008

  6. “Dude, do your bosses at Randall Paulson Architects know how you’re misusing company resources?”

    Another trophy, eh? LOL! “Progressive” retards.

    Comment by Henry | January 10, 2008

  7. Jsingood, the black and brown bears aren’t going to receive any consideration until Uncle (global warming) Al makes another movie.

    Comment by tnjack | January 10, 2008

  8. Everybody knows the white bears a superior beings and far prettier too. Black and brown bears just root around in the trash and bother people.

    Comment by WMD_Maker | January 10, 2008

  9. Trust me, you are going to want more polar bears, baby.

    Comment by yojoe | January 10, 2008

  10. There are more polar bears their lawsuit is wrong and unjustified these greens should be fed to the polarbear killer whales and man eating skuas and especialy that hollwerid green doofus LEONARDO DECAPRIO

    Comment by Birdzilla | September 21, 2008

  11. ALAKANS HATE THESE GREEN GROUPS THEIR PUBLIC ENEMY #1 UP THERE IN ALASKA

    Comment by Birdzilla | October 26, 2008

  12. Why dont the polarbears come down here and have a nive big feast of eco-wackos they taste very organic i understand from the steady diets of nuts and berries

    Comment by Cosmic Condor | March 25, 2009

  13. And their always asking us to send them $500 to SAVE THE POLARBEARS and their NOT ENDANGRED Its time to repeal the ESA

    Comment by Birdzilla | February 16, 2010


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