So, I clicked on the link about polar bear populations, and I got a nice map of where polar bears live, but no data on how many polar bears actually exist and how badly there populations are being reduced by climate change.
I went looking for actual facts about polar bear populations and wasn't surprised that Kate from SDA's had already posted the facts a year ago:
"We are concerned," said Mr. Kempthorne, that "the polar bears' habitat may literally be melting" due to warmer Arctic temperatures. However, when we called Interior spokesman Hugh Vickery for some elaboration, he was a lot less categorical, even a tad defensive. The "endangered" designation is based less on the actual number of bears in Alaska than on "projections into the future," Mr. Vickery said, adding that these "projection models" are "tricky business."
Looking at the facts, it appears those cute polar bears are safe from extinction, but Coca-Cola might be their next victim. I wonder if they know this little fact about polar bears:
There are records of polar bears going after humans at all times and
all places encountered. They are not the misunderstood sharks of the
frozen north. They are large, hungry, dangerous as hell mammals, and
in their human-avoidant behavior not at all like their close cousins
the grizzleys. At no time or place can you be even reasonably sure of
being safe out on the ice with one. Unless you're in a polar bear
proof cage. Or you and several persons in your group are armed with an
automatic 12 or 10 guage shotgun loaded with OO buck (a horror weapon
that will stop anything at 20 feet, excluding possibly elephant-- and
even then I would not want to be the elephant).
Maybe Coke should rethink their new campaign, because I'm not buying Coke until they stop this nonsense! Maybe Coke should go up north, and try to interview one of those starving polar bears, or maybe they should get Paul McCartney to cuddle up to one of their cubs, see how that photo shoot goes. HA!
Leave the polar bears alone, they are doing just fine without human interference, unless you want to be their next snack!