“Polar Bear-Gate A picture is Worth a Thousand Lies or Paul Nicklen and Michael Mann vs Susan Crockford — Jim Steele | Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism”

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Polar Bear-Gate A picture is Worth a Thousand Lies or Paul Nicklen and Michael Mann vs Susan Crockford

By Jim Steele

What oddly seems to surprise so many people, reality can quickly disagree with the hypotheses and speculative models of scientists.  The polar bear is a rich case in point. In 2008, the polar bear was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act as a result of the Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD) petition. Due to hypotheses regards future effects of increasing CO2 on sea ice and polar bear health, CBD argued polar bears were endangered. However then Interior Secretary Kempthorne made it clear that “the ESA will not be used as a tool for trying to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for creating climate change.”  But as seen in other memos and  petitions, such as for the 

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