Junk Science Wins… Obama Sets Aside 200,000 Miles to Save Thriving Polar Bear Populations
Junk Science Wins–
After democrats passed the junk science “pile of sh*t” Cap and Trade legislation in June a report was released, and suppressed, that showed that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, were much higher than they were 30 years ago.
In fact, it’s about time for a cull.
Polar bear numbers in Canada have increased in 11 of 13 regions in recent years.
Polar bear encounters on the North Slope oil fields have risen to record levels the last two years.
There are 5 times as many polar bears today as there were 50 years ago:
But, the Obama Administration won’t let facts get in their way.
The White House this week set aside more than 200,000 sqare miles of federal land in Alaska to protect the thriving polar bears from global warming.
The News Tribune reported, via FOX Nation:
The Obama administration said Thursday it is designating more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as “critical habitat” for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas.
Federal law prohibits agencies from taking actions that may adversely affect critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery.
Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland called the habitat designation a step in the right direction to help polar bears stave off extinction, while recognizing that the greatest threat to the bear is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.
“As we move forward with a comprehensive energy and climate strategy, we will continue to work to protect the polar bear and its fragile environment,” Strickland said at a news conference.
The total area proposed for critical habitat designation would cover about 200,541 square miles – about half in the rugged Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast. About 93 percent of the area proposed for the polar bear is sea ice, with the remaining 7 percent made up of barrier islands or land-based dens of snow and ice.
UPDATE: David from Alaska added this the announcement:
What NO ONE is this article is talking about is ‘why the Chukchi Sea’. While ANWR is closed to oil development because of the Feds, the oil companies started looking in the opposite direction several years ago….in the Chukchi Sea area. WELL guess what they found……..OIL, NATURAL GAS, and more OIL speculated to be equal in the amount of output as Prudhoe Bay. And even better it was in areas that they could drill without Federal intervention. As soon as the discovery was announced here came the environmentalists screaming ‘migratory birds’, ‘arctic foxes’, ‘owls’….they pushed it all. At the same time they lost on all merits. It wasn’t until recently the Feds got on board to work with environmentalists to label the Polar Bear endangered, and now ‘LAND GRAB’ of oil producing area. LET NO ONE BE MIS-INFORMED, this is about stopping oil production, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLAR BEARS, polar bear populations are skyrocketing in this area. At a time when we need domestic oil, jobs, revenue to the state and the Federal Government….and instead we see the only enemy that the Obama Administration has in the world is the ‘American Economy’.
Because the Polar Bear population has grown so large they are gorging on seals and walruses is mass amounts. In a couple of years you will see ‘seal and walrus’ populations go down and you will hear from scientists and the feds that it is because of ‘ice melt’ and ‘global warming’ and will plan more land grab. They won’t point a finger at the fattened over populated Polar Bears.