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A Polar-izing Issue

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The polar bear is now listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act due to projections of melting sea ice at the pole. Is this a sign of a changing government position on global climate change? Andrew Wetzler, Director of the Endangered Species Project at the National Resources Defense Council, explains the significance.

Guests:

Andrew Wetzler

Comments [10]

barry from Manhattan

Wait you forgot to Blame Bush for the UN's unwillingness to intervene in Burma.

May. 15 2008 11:59 AM
Baby from Forest Hills

MEOW MEOW

May. 15 2008 11:58 AM
Steve from Manhattan

@michael - well you must live in the Reality Based Community(tm). I was kidnapped by neocons and rendered to a black site in Poland back in '02. What did I miss?

May. 15 2008 11:51 AM
michael winslow from INWOOD

Sorry Steve everyone predicted all of the above.

Where have you been?

May. 15 2008 11:44 AM
George from Brooklyn!

It seems more and more that every move the current administration makes is to advance their own oil-centric interests. This whole polar bear thing is their (thankfully, hopefully) short-termed attempts to allow arctic drilling.

May. 15 2008 11:43 AM
Anne Falivena from glen cove, ny

Can't Coca Cola do something to save an important mascot? C'mon Coke. Get involved.

May. 15 2008 11:36 AM
Steve from Manhattan

Nobody could have predicted that:

a) terrorists would fly planes into the World Trade Center;
b) there would be sectarian violence in Iraq;
c) no WMD would be found;
d) the Bush administration would do nothing about the polar bear or global warming.

Nobody.

May. 15 2008 11:34 AM
hjs from 11211


do Polar bears pay taxes. or shop or donate to the 2 political parties ?
let them eat cake!

May. 15 2008 11:32 AM
michael winslow from INWOOD

Bush is a day late and a dollar short.

A meaningless gesture coming from someone who cares nothing for the environment unless one of his friends' companies can make windfall profits.

May. 15 2008 11:03 AM
Baby from Forest Hills

Protect those cute and cuddily polar bears!!

I wish I could adopt one.

May. 15 2008 10:58 AM

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