Polar Bears “Endangered” by Global Warming

The polar bear is in danger of going extinct — and it is our fault.

It’s all well and good that the Bush administration has admitted that climate change is real and threatening polar bears with extinction. But the President has not yet acknowledged that this dangerous warming is due to man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Until then, he can continue doing nothing — and that will mean a future of Hell and High Water.

We can only hope that this is a sign of things to come. If the President makes one New Year’s resolution, it should be to admit in his State of the Union address that we are the cause of the world’s warming AND that we need to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Then we can get past mourning the polar bear, and start doing something to save it.

UPDATE: For a recent post on the “stunning” loss of Arctic sea ice, go here.


Here are two posts that answer the question Will polar bears go extinct by 2030? — Part I and Part II.

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