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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Those damned bears

What's Mallard raving about today?

Polar Bears, Straw Men.

Because polar bear population has increased during a period of time, nothing is wrong. Trust Mallard, he is not cherry-picking his information.

Pay no attention to the article...
Although the population of bears has grown from a low of about 12,000 in the late 1960s to approximately 25,000 today, our scientists advise me that computer modeling projects a significant population decline by the year 2050," [Interior Secretary Dirk] Kempthorne said. "This, in my judgment, makes the polar bear a threatened species--one likely to become in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future.

12 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

There are only a few ways to prove global warming, and if the polar bear population has increased, then everything people use as proof for global warming is nonsense.


Why the hell are conservatives so terrified of climate change? They live here too!

I know the answer, but dammit dammit dammit, the free market is not the world's panacea.

exanonymous said...

Because global warming is a hoax perpetuated by the democrats as an excuse to raise taxes.

So I've heard.

However, turning to scientific websites and those with PhDs, global warming is very real, just not as tangibly evident as certain denser people need it to be.

NLC said...

Of course the significant phrase in the article is:
"...from a low of about 12,000 in the late 1960s"

That is: Although as MF says the number of the bears has in fact "doubled" during that time, a probably more accurate way of describing the situation would be something like "...have rebounded to a not-so-disastrously-low number since the 1960".

Nick said...

Ah, but Exanonymous -- you're forgetting that in TinsleyWorld, scientists and those with PhDs only say that to get grant money. The only way for there to be climate change is if Jesus makes it so -- and if He does, then that by definition is a Good Thing.

Really, Tinsley? You're quoting CNS as a "news" source? Why not a reputable site like NewsMax ("It's not news, it's NewsMax!" (tm))?

Celia said...

The conservatives put their fingers in their ears and hum loudly whenever someone mentions global warming because the most polluting companies (energy, oil, etc) are the ones making a great deal of money for these people. Once someone finds out how to make as much or more money out of clean energy sources, they'll be all over that with their wallets and their "why has nobody done anything for the environment until I discovered this clean energy source yesterday?" business.

Also, Bruce Tinsley, if you're reading this...but you're not, are you? You clearly can't read. You utter cock.

Anonymous said...

Liberals..."Global Warming" is a scam to suck more of your tax dollars from you and tell you how the Democrats want you to live and control your life.
The Polar Bears will be just fine.
We are now working on making the liberals a species in danger of extinction.
kaitlyn"Why the hell are conservatives so terrified of climate change"? They are not...it is the Dems. who want laws to change you life and their leader is Al Gore, remember the guy who "invented the internet". Is he a scientist? No! But he is now worth over 100 millin dollars since the libs. have bought into his scam. It is all about power, not the quality of your life or of the Bears.

Kaitlyn said...

Anon, I meant why are conservatives so scared of *acknowledging* climate change.

And the Democrats want to control our lives? What do you call the Patriot Act? The move to overturn Roe v. Wade? Blocking gay marriage?

"Suggestions"?

Celia said...

I believe some conservatives are scared to acknowledge climate change for the same reasons as many others - deep down, it's because climate change is a scary thing and they'd much rather it wasn't happening.

I await staunch denial from anon.

12xuser said...

The reason conservatives will not admit to climate change or any other environmental problems is that they refuse to admit that there is anything that is common to all of us. We are all individuals, with selfish desires, and that is good. The free market will solve all of our problems if everyone just acts according to their base self-interest.

Polluters acting in their own self-interest create wealth for themselves and problems for everyone, for which the free market has no answers. Therefore those problems do not exist.

Liberals want to control your lives by telling you what kind of light bulbs to buy. Conservatives want to control your lives by throwing you into secret prisons and torturing you.

exanonymous said...

Oooch... got a reaction from an anonymous there!


Global warming isn't a hoax perpetuated by democrats, that's hysterically idiotic because well...

the consensus is on an international level. Or have democrats become so important that they control the world?

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5702/1686

GeoX said...

Shit, it's Tinsley in the comments again! Good luck with that "making liberals an endangered species thing," given that the overwhelming majority of people recognize Bush & Co for the shitheads they are.

rewinn said...

What is more pitiful and sad than a comment by someone so cowardly they won't even log in to post it?

Anonymous: we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you.