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Swimming bear video used to promote climate change threat to polar bears

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A video being hyped around the internet – “Witness a polar bear’s heartbreaking swim for ice in the Arctic” said one headline – is simply shameless propaganda, facilitated by the US Geological Survey and its polar bear biologists. USGS scientists involved in this work should be ashamed of themselves.

The caption for the Youtube video (published Jun 21, 2014) says this:

Take a swim with a polar bear family as they traverse the Arctic Ocean in search of sea ice.

This is a load of nonsense and a total misrepresentation of the facts.

In addition, the text added to the video is pure propaganda: it is being used to promote the US government position that sea ice loss due to climate change is a massive threat to polar bears. Unfortunately, recent studies contradict the contention that polar bears have already been harmed by declines in summer sea ice.

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One Comment on “Swimming bear video used to promote climate change threat to polar bears”

  1. gekschmalz@eastlink.ca June 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Big push on right now by Global and CBC . Where are are the voices of real scientists.

    Sent from my iPad Greg Schmalz

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