Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Reference: Polar bear numbers set to fall, Bangkok Post, June 4, 2008
The survival of the polar bear is threatened because man made global warming is melting ice in the Arctic according to an article in the Bangkok Post (Polar bear numbers set to fall, Bangkok Post, June 4, 2008). It is true that the Arctic ice anomaly - the difference between how much there is and how much ice there should be at any given time of year - was down in negative territory by October of last year. The loss of Arctic sea ice emboldened global warming scaremongers to declare it a climate change disaster caused by greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and to issue a series of scenarios about environmental holocaust yet to come. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the ice anomaly has completely disappeared. In fact, an ice breaker cruise ship that was supposed to give adventure tourists a look at a Northwest Passage opened by climate change became stuck in the ice. The article on the threat to polar bears due to ice anomalies in the Arctic is itself an anomaly given current ice data.