Friday, 24 December 2010

Good news for Christmas


Many (circular) sources have warned mankind that Global Warming threatened the existence of the loveable Polar Bear.


On 25th May this year, the venerable BBC warned that "Polar bears face 'tipping point' due to climate change." [A strange reason. Given that their habitat was supposed to be melting, 'Global Warming' was a more accurate description.]


WWF (the eco-friendly organisation, not the steroid-enhanced, muscle-bound men-in-leotards acting academy) has also highlighted the plight of the furry, photogenic ursus maritimus. Tugging at readers' heartstrings, it even uses their 'plight' to solicit donations.


Just in time for Christmas, the Obama administration via the US Fish and Wildlife Service have decided polar bears have no need of endangered species status.

JoePublic





10 comments:

Witterings From Witney said...

Whilst it is good news SR, that the polar bear is alive and well, conversely it is bad news that the BBC and WWF are also likewise!

Joe Public said...
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subrosa said...

Aye indeed WfW. I don't know why Joe removed his comment. After all it is his post. I must highlight his name at the end. Do you think green or red? :)

Joe Public said...

WfW...

An attempt at an amusing riposte was adversely affected by the Spirit of Christmas (Eve).

Hence the coitus interruptus.

Witterings From Witney said...

SR: Re: removed post - who knows? Probably a mixture of blue and green, which we both know produces yellow!

banned said...

Caught that news on the radio and gave a silent cheer as America atepped back from the brink of eco-lunacy.

Joe Public said...

From recent US Weather Service reports, I understand polar bears would find the Freeze-Watch in many states quite hospitable. [Unlike mankind which is finding it rather too cold.]

Joe Public said...

Last comment was a response to Banned.

Keith Ruffles said...

From the article linked to in the original post:

"The bears (are) listed as 'threatened' because they face serious threats from projected decline in its sea ice habitat due to global warming (which) would result in them likely being in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future."

So hardly cause for celebration, then. Polar bears are still regarded as 'threatened' by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and following a "careful analysis of the best scientific information" the organisation have concluded that this is due to artificial climate change.

Sadly the bear is not 'alive and well' as Witterings from Witney suggests - at least according to the FWS.

subrosa said...

Keith, I trust Joe will respond to your comment. It's his post.

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