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December 2012 issue

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This blogger, Zac Unger, compromises his credibility before he gets to his second paragraph, with the facepalm-worthy phrase "the coming global climate apocalypse." He utterly obliterates what's left of his credibility by the thirteenth paragraph, with the epithet "climate-change deniers." IOW, to dissent from a fashionable prostitution of science to threadbare misanthropic politics, is heresy, to be dismissed out of hand and, in the public statements of some from this AGW cult, worthy of burnings at the stake. This incredible pair of pronouncements from Unger is worse than blatant intellectual dishonesty, it's faith-based dogmatism, not journalism. It certainly is not science.

To wit (wherever such may be found): Nobody on this planet or any other has a valid claim that climate never changes (the phenomenon is called: weather,) but there is exactly zero evidence, to date, of climate change arising from human action. What these misanthropic neo-collectivists are claiming, in essence, is that humanity has not only developed planetary terraforming technology, it has done so **inadvertently**. If not for the potential for fascistic regimentation of humanity on a global scale, this would be the stuff of stand-up comedy. In centuries or perhaps millennia hence, we may develop and implement such terraforming technology - to re-establish and maintain a liveable environment on Mars, for instance. But until... millennia pass and this science fiction arrives, we have to deal with the facts of reality.

The militant corruption in the phrase "never let a serious crisis go to waste," has been taken to heart by a whole lot of 21st-century control-fetishists, particularly within the lucrative international Chicken Little movement. It was a tiny hop from that corrupt starting point to: manufacturing "serious crises" - to enable the continued subjugation of humanity.

I am far less pessimistic about the future of polar bears than I am about recidivistic collectivist stupidity among human beings, and the prognosis for a second Renaissance. As the great comedian George Carlin once put it, "The planet is fine - the people are ******."

Submitted by Ellis on Monday, December 28, 2015

Sorry, I meant the two paragraphs at the bottom of page 1.

Submitted by Dr. Stephen on Saturday, December 5, 2015

This is an important and informative article. Can I ask a useful rhetorical question? If the second to last paragraph is the science, is the last paragraph the 'right thinking' politics? Field biologists and some environmentalists have done a great service to the world in getting people concerned about biodiversity. But, because of their environmental philosophy which makes sense of things through 'the impending catastrophe' they can't except human interventions in nature can be for the good of biodiversity - even their own! The climate deniers have no reason to crow global warming is a fact. But, by default, they possess less panic and alarm on the subject, a little bit like that incredibly rare species (endangered?), people who think there is plenty of time to sort out the problem with the political will and de-carbonisation technologies. If we put are faith in science, after all, that's how climate change has been established as a fact, then we could tick the polar bear of our list of worries and turn scarce resources on to species that are endangered and less charismatic?

Submitted by Dr. Stephen on Saturday, December 5, 2015

This article is nonsense. Polar Bears are thriving. Do a search on "are polar bears striving".

You will find many articles on this. This is just about control.

Submitted by David on Saturday, December 5, 2015

I wonder how the thousands of tourists riding in those dozens of toxin spewing buses affect the bears enviroment? 16860

Submitted by Gailene on Friday, December 4, 2015

@Phil. What on earth are you talking about? This is a well balanced and well cited article with only the occasional jab at the earnest tourist (I counted two paragraphs in the entire story). It's a disgrace you didn't actually read the article.

Submitted by J on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yikes, starting with the first paragraph sneering at ecotourists this "journalism" is pure propaganda end-to-end. It is a disgrace.

Submitted by Phil on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Looking better with the ice

Submitted by Scott on Friday, August 7, 2015

Nat Geo reported in 200 that the Sun was getting warmer and that 4.5 billion years ago the earth's orbit around the sun was in the "habitable zone". As of the year 2000 the earth was on the verge of crossing into the "uninhabitable zone". Astronomers and physicists say that the earth will get hotter and more humid as the sun continues to get hotter. This is a multi billion year process and don't think it will reverse itself as the sun finishes out its life-cycle.

Submitted by John on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kassie Siegel is a lawyer, not a scientist. You would think they wold at least have a biologist do the doom saying from their organization. I guess they want to maintain credibility...

Submitted by Bob on Saturday, May 16, 2015

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