Two pithy and pessimistic observations on the listing of polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The Wall Street Journal: “The most pernicious element in the polar bear melodrama is the way the law is being run off the rails, and even a duly elected White House can’t seem to throw on the brakes. If Congress wants to enact global-warming legislation, then so be it – but the costs and benefits should be argued in the open. This fly-by-night policy making is not only unscientific. It’s undemocratic.”
Roy Spencer, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville: “I only hope when global warming ends, and is accepted to be a largely natural phenomenon rather than manmade, that all of the regulatory mistakes we’ve made can somehow be undone.”