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If polar bears had any clue of the scale of speculation about the extinction threat they are facing due to climate change, they would have probably said, "you're kidding, right?"
If you think statistics are a pointer towards the growth or decline of a species, it will be interesting to have a look at the estimates published in a 2008 report by U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as 5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s. A 2002 U.S. Geological Survey of wildlife in the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain noted that the polar bear populations 'may now be near historic highs,'" it read.
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
Yes it called B.S from TPTB. Global warming was just an excuse to Tax us even more.
Sure we have to find alternatives to Fossil Fuels, ecause they aint going to last forever, but whilst they can Tax the energy they are supplying to us and the service providers can charge exceptionlly high prices, they will still try to sell us Global Warming.
Anybody buying it now?
Originally posted by Hellhound604
as far as I have it, because their natural habitat has been destroyed so much, they tend to aggregate closer to firm land where there are more humans, so making it easier for humans to see a perceived increase in their population.....
Originally posted by WaylonSmithers
If the ice caps melt, where will the Polar Bears go?
They're not adapted to warmer environments and doubt they could survive.