Thursday, February 07, 2013

Polar bears may need to be fed by humans to survive, say scientists | Environment |
The day may soon come when some of the 19 polar bear populations in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Norway, and Russia will have to be fed by humans in order to keep them alive during an extended ice-free season or prevent them from roaming into northern communities.
Derocher said in an email that the goal would be to distribute food, such as seals, in sufficient quantities over large distances so that hungry bears, forced ashore by lack of ice, would not come into conflict by vying for the same food. The goal would be to keep bear populations widely scattered, as attracting too many bears to central locations could increase the risk of disease transmission. Helicopters could be used to deliver the seals, but the logistics and expense of such a plan would be daunting. Thousands of seals would have to be killed by wildlife officials every summer to meet the needs of hungry bears, who each consume up to five seals a week.
As a last resort, the paper mentions "intentional population reduction'" — the killing of starving bears.
New study says Western Hudson Bay polar bears could spend 2 to 4 months longer on shore than they do now | polarbearscience
A new study just published (Robbins et al. 2012, abstract below) suggests that non-pregnant polar bears that lived in Western Hudson Bay during the 1980s and 1990s had enough fat to spend at least 6-8 months on land, making the five months that St. Matthew Island bears spent fasting on shore a less than impressive feat.
Friends Of The Earth & WWF Recieved Billions From EU To Promote AGW Scam « Tory Aardvark
The President of the EU is unelected, as is the leading light in feeding plenty of money to the Green NGOs Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard, the AGW scam suits the Green marxists at the EU, their vision of the misery of the Green Agrarian society gets closer as they feed the purveyors of Green fear stories the money, so that Greenpeace, FoE and WWF can keep the outlandish fear stories coming.

Now you know why the Greens make the endless calls of more taxation to make people Green, it’s all one giant self serving scam.
Seattle and San Francisco consider divesting from fossil fuels | Grist
Seattle’s $1.9 billion pension fund currently holds $17.6 million in investments in oil and gas companies.

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