WaPo Climate Hysteria Update

By December 27, 2006Global Warming

Front page story-hysteria in the WaPo this morning about polar bears likely being put on the endangered list. This after successive days when they noted that both the whooping cranes and bald eagle populations are doing quite well, thank you, even coming off the endangered list. Guess they’re impervious to climate change and it’s allegedly catastrophic results. Just go with it, OK?

Our friend and climate expert Bob Carter likes to talk about the importance of context in discussing climate issues. Depending on what you read, the polar bears have been around for somewhere between 70,000 and 100,000 years, meaning they’ve survived and adapted through some dramatic warming — and cooling — periods before. Yup, the polar bear pre-dates the environmental movement, the EPA and even Al Gore. Hard to believe, we know.

No matter. The facts in this case just aren’t as heart-rending as the photos of cuddly polar bears wrestling. Gotta sell papers after all.

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • not the senator says:

    Are you trying to say that the Environmental Movement and the Endangered Species Act DID NOT save the whooping cranes and bald eagle? That their populations just came back by magically by themselves?

    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t say the Endangered Species Act saved them. But then not everyone’s opinion is for sale.

  • Michael Zak says:

    A thousand years ago the Arctic was warmer than it is now, part of the reason why the Vikings were able to sail so easily to Iceland, and Greenland and Newfoundland. The Greenland colony faded away in the 14th century with the onset of the Little Ice Age.

    The “Fatal Conceit” to which socialists are prone leads them to think the world began the day they were born.