New bear species discovered: Ursus Bogus

New bear species discovered: Ursus Bogus“. Anthony Watts claims he’s been “avoiding this photo issue” but he somehow manages to jump in with both feet. The denialists are outraged that the recent letter in Science about the political and personal attacks by denialists on climate scientists was printed with a photoshopped image of a polar bear on an ice floe. This is a deception!!!!! Damn those graphic artists!

iStockphoto.com is part of the conspiracy!

When you’ve got no real argument to make I guess you argue about nothing.

3 thoughts on “New bear species discovered: Ursus Bogus

  1. The amusing part of this is Anthony’s writing: “I had been avoiding this photo issue, because well, the whole thing is stupid no matter how you look at it ….”

    To quote Forrest Gump, Anthony: “Stupid is as Stupid Does!”

  2. “With the exception of pregnant females, polar bears are active year round…
    “The key danger posed by global warming is malnutrition or starvation due to habitat loss. Polar bears hunt seals from a platform of sea ice. Rising temperatures cause the sea ice to melt earlier in the year, driving the bears to shore before they have built sufficient fat reserves to survive the period of scarce food in the late summer and early fall. Reduction in sea ice cover also forces bears to swim longer distances, which further depletes their energy stores and occasionally leads to drowning…” Wikipedia

    You can watch the summertime movement of the sea ice away from the Arctic coast. See the sea ice extent slide show at IARC-JAXA. Just click through May, and then June, of 2009.

    Or NSIDC’s Sea Ice Animation Tool, thru a progression of Julys.

    Or Cryosphere Today

    Also consider the Polar Science Center’s Five Movies

    I see relevance here to the various populations of polar bears. But I couldn’t name which progression best tells the story.

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