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Friday, February 17, 2006

Polar bears -- Will we see them 50 years from now ?

The Polar bears are being considered for the US Endangered species list.

National geographic reports that , " The Bush Administration yesterday kicked off a process to determine whether polar bears should be added to the United States endangered species list because their habitat is melting. The action is "a significant acknowledgement of what global warming is doing to the Arctic ice," said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity in Joshua Tree, California.

In December the conservation group, along with Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council, sued the U.S. government to protect the world's polar bears from extinction.

According to the conservationists, Earth's steadily rising temperature is causing the polar bear's habitat to melt. Many scientists say the warming is due, in part, to human activities such as driving cars and burning coal, which release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere.

Environmental groups often criticize the Bush Administration for ignoring scientific evidence of global climate change."

With a Oil loving prez and a Quail shooting VP ( Who instead shoots a lawyer) , its tough days ahead for the bears.


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