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Those Poor Polar Bears


This picture has been floating around the Internet for some time now. Global Warming nuts love to use it as evidence that Man's careless poisoning of the planet with CO2 is killing the Polar Bears. Just look at those poor Polar Bears stranded on a melting ice cap in the middle of the freezing water. Before too long, that ice will be gone, the bears will fall into the water, and drown.

The tears begin to flow.

Oh, it’s a very effective tool to scare children and very stupid adults. But, there’s a problem. It isn’t true. This picture is a classic example of people intentionally taking something out of context and distorting the facts to fit their argument. Global Warming alarmists have perfected that art.

So, what does this picture show? The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail use this caption for the picture:


THEY cling precariously to the top of what is left of the ice floe, their fragile grip the perfect symbol of the tragedy of global warming.
(That's your cue to begin weeping.)

News outlets have attributed this picture being taken in 2004 by Dan Crosbie, a Canadian environmentalist, highlighting the plight of an endangered species. But the truth is nothing of the sort.

First of all, the picture wasn’t taken by Dan Crosbie. It was taken by Amanda Byrd, an Australian graduate student from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She took it during a SUMMER field trip with her school.

Oh, it gets better.

This picture isn't even of “stranded" polar bears on a melting ice cap. It is of a mother and her Bear Cub PLAYING on an ice sculpture that has been carved out by WAVES. (Follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.) Gee, I didn't know waves were caused by Global Warming.

The bears swam out to this ice sculpture (Yes, Polar bears are quite avid swimmers) to have fun. They were there because they wanted to be there. They can come and go as they please.

Exploiting Animals? Check.
Playing on People’s emotions? Check.
Lying to the general public in order to accomplish both of these things? Check.

Here is your Church of Global Warming. Alarmists who distort reality and invent facts to fit their twisted Apocalyptic theories.

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