Via Los Angeles Times:
The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could restrict future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year.There is a significant problem with the premise, however. The polar bear population has been dramatically increasing. The UK Telegraph reported back in 2009 in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit that a report by a polar bear expert was suppressed because it didn't fit the agenda:
Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Department, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.
"This critical habitat designation enables us to work with federal partners to ensure their actions within its boundaries do not harm polar bear populations," Strickland said. "We will continue to work toward comprehensive strategies for the long-term survival of this iconic species."
….one of the world's leading experts on polar bears has been told to stay away from this week's meeting, specifically because his views on global warming do not accord with those of the rest of the group.The revelations uncovered thanks to Climategate have not stopped Obama. Despite the evidence now being irrefutable that the entire Climate Change movement is about wealth re-distribution, not science; this guy continues to plow ahead with an agenda that is purely evil.
Dr Mitchell Taylor has been researching the status and management of polar bears in Canada and around the Arctic Circle for 30 years, as both an academic and a government employee. More than once since 2006 he has made headlines by insisting that polar bear numbers, far from decreasing, are much higher than they were 30 years ago. Of the 19 different bear populations, almost all are increasing or at optimum levels, only two have for local reasons modestly declined.
h/t to Gateway Pundit
Time to get back to Scripture with Genesis 1: 26-28:
26God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.(A)Here's a video of Marc Morano appearing of Fox News Channel, where he discussed a recent statement by a U.N. official that the Climate Change agenda is about wealth re-distribution.
27So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.(B)
28And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Via Climate Depot: