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Opening Arguments

Bearing down

Now you know. Every time you turn on a light, you're helping kill the polar bears. It's your fault:

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listed polar bears as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act yesterday, saying the loss of Arctic sea ice in a warming climate could drive them to the brink of extinction in less than four decades.

Too bad the ringed and bearded seals didn't have their own Coke commercial.


Thu, 05/15/2008 - 4:54pm

There are currently more than 25,000 wild polar bears in the world, and their numbers are growing

Thu, 05/15/2008 - 5:01pm

OOPS ...sorry about the dead-end web address in the my post. Read more about this subject with more web references in the article, Polar Bear Scare on Thin Ice here:


Harl Delos
Thu, 05/15/2008 - 9:36pm

Most people agree that clean air and water are pretty important. I suspect you are among them.

But the next thing you know, you'll be pointing out that we turned the corner in 1998, and the globe has been cooling since then. Confronting people who believe in "faith based science" with the facts can be dangerous, whether it's creationism or global warming.