12 Nov 09 – (Excerpts) - For anyone who doesn’t think that thwarting
all attempts to drill for oil in the Arctic isn’t the real reason to
“save” the thriving polar bear population, the answer is that it has
nothing to do with polar bears and everything to do with the primary
goal of all environmental organization, denying energy sources to
Americans and everyone else.
Indeed, the Sierra Club said declaring the polar bear endangered was
“necessary to stop harmful activities such as oil drilling.” So I
guess it doesn’t get any more plain than that.
The Sierra Club went on to blatantly lie about the status of polar
bears, claiming that “survival rates for polar bear cubs are
plunging.” It is common knowledge that male polar bears are known to
kill cubs, but the survival rates have much more to do with the
mother bear’s ability to catch ringed seals.
Ironically, polar bears’ favorite delicacy is the pups of ringed
seals. Mother Nature doesn’t much care who wins the survival
marathon and the Sierra Club is not calling for an endangered
species declaration for ringed seals.
The Sierra Club is lying. The Natural Resources Defense Council is
lying. The World Wildlife Fund is lying. They could not care less
about polar bears. Their objective is shutting off access to
anywhere that has oil or natural gas reserves.
In a July 2006 a report, “Polar Bear Politics: Underestimating the
survival capacity of one popular bear” by Jennifer Marohasy, the
Director of the Food and Environmental Unit at the Australian based
Institute of Public Affairs was published. The estimate of the
population is “about 25,000 polar bears existing in 19 relatively
discrete populations across Norway, Denmark, Russia, Alaska,
Greenland, and Canada.”
“Forty years ago, there were only about 5,000 bears, the worldwide
population depressed by hunting.” In the 1970s, nations agreed to
restrict hunting, resulting in the growth of the population.
The BIG LIE is that the Arctic is melting because of “global
In October 2007, NASA announced the results of an in-depth study of
Arctic sea ice and concluded what melting had occurred was due “a
change in wind patterns” that had “compressed the sea ice, loaded it
into the Transpolar Drift Stream, and then sped its flow out of the
Arctic.” Wind patterns, not “global warming.”
The Earth is now into a new cooling cycle that began in 1998 and
which meteorologists predict will last for several decades. What
they won’t tell you is that they have their fingers crossed that it
does not, in fact, signal a new Ice Age. The period between ice ages
is about 11,500 years and the Earth is at the end of the
interglacial period that has allowed for the rise of human
civilization in the past five thousand years or so.
So, the fate of the polar bear is such that they are more likely to
survive a new Ice Age than billions of humans in the northern
As should be obvious to everyone, the reduction of Arctic sea ice or
the population of ringed seals has had no correlation whatever with
the growth of the polar bear population. Indeed, if there hadn’t
been a period of glaciation about 250,000 years ago and a bunch of
formerly brown bears had not become isolated and had not adapted
successfully, there would be no polar bears.
Most of the time, humans can’t even visit or fly over the vast bulk
of the Arctic to make any kind of count.
The Sierra Club has no idea how many polar bears actually exist in
the Arctic and any claim that they are “endangered” is pure
balderdash. I could use another word to describe such claims, but my
Mother told me not to.
So, to sum up, the Sierra Club is LYING about polar bears and you
would be well advised to take anything else they have to say with a
grain of Arctic Sea salt.
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