posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:23 AM
reply to post by Dances With Angels
From what I understand, she used her position to get this guy fired. Apparently the guy was hitting her sister. Not sure about that, but that's what
I heard on MSNBC this morning. Still, the proper lines of law and justice should be used. She fits right in to the Bush/Cheney/McCain family, in my
And on the ethics probe, she WAS on the "right side".
The Polar Bear
issue is what bothers me.
Arctic Ice Second Lowest Ever. Polar Bears Affected
She and other Alaska elected officials fear a listing will cripple oil and gas development in prime polar bear habitat off the state's northern and
"She's either grossly misinformed or intentionally misleading, and both are unbecoming," said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity.
"Alaska deserves better."
As marine mammals, polar bears are regulated by the federal government, not the state. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne last week made the listing
decision and said it was based on three findings.
This year's Arctic ice melt could surpass the extraordinary 2007 record low in the coming weeks. Last year's minimum ice level was reached on
September 16, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Even if no records are broken this year, the downward trend in summer sea ice in the Arctic continues, the Colorado-based center said. Last year's
record was blamed squarely on human-spurred climate change.
"No matter where we stand at the end of the melt season it's just reinforcing this notion that Arctic ice is in its death spiral," said Mark
Serreze, a scientist at the center. The Arctic could be free of summer ice by 2030, Serreze said by telephone.
Palin is in COMPLETE denial of the facts because she wants to open ANWR. If she has any say, ANWR will be drilled and the polar bear will be moved off
the endangered species list.
A polar bear is seen in the water during an aerial survey off the Alaska coast in this photo taken August 15, 2008. Arctic sea ice shrank to its
second-lowest level ever, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, with particular melting in the Chukchi Sea, where polar bears were recently seen swimming
far off the Alaskan coast.