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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:35 AM
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:36 AM
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1. Calling HeyHEY!
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:38 AM
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2. LOL...that's what I thought of first, too. :)
I wonder how long the polar bears have until global warming kills them all? :(
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:40 AM
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3. When I start seeing them here in Edmonton..
I'm gonna get worried...
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:41 AM
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4. Here's a report on that subject posted earlier this month:
G_j (1000+ posts) Sat Jul-09-05 03:07 AM
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4. A 30 percent drop in the number of polar bears is expected

A 30 percent drop in the number of polar bears is expected as diminishing ice packs affect the bears' ability to find food and to reproduce

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/070805EC.shtml

Experts Predict Polar Bear Decline

By Blaine Harden
The Washington Post

Thursday 07 July 2005

Global warming is melting their ice pack habitat.

Seattle - As the pack ice that is the bedrock of their existence melts because of global warming, polar bears are facing unprecedented environmental stress that will cause their numbers to plummet, according to a report by a panel of the world's leading experts on the species.

In a closed meeting here late last month, 40 members of the polar bear specialist group of the World Conservation Union concluded that the imposing white carnivores - the world's largest bear - should now be classified as a "vulnerable" species based on a likely 30 percent decline in their worldwide population over the next 35 to 50 years. There are now 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears across the Arctic.

"The principal cause of this decline is climatic warming and its consequent negative affects on the sea ice habitat of polar bears," according to a statement released after the meeting. Scientists from five countries, including the United States, attended the meeting.

"All of the evidence is heading in the same direction, and the trend is dramatic," said Scott Schliebe, who led the Seattle meeting and is polar bear project leader in Alaska for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "In a shrinking ice environment, the ability of the bears to find food, to reproduce and to survive will all be reduced."

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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:32 AM
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5. Sea World can make a ride around them.
I hear there's a new one being built.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:36 AM
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6. Polar Ice Cap
Or Sea World....
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:45 AM
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7. poor bears
I think it's a damn sad day when we have a combination of oil tycoons and freaks waiting for the rapture writing environmental policy. Somebody wake me up!! :wtf:
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