Colbert on Global Warming, Bush, Harper and the Smokin' Pole

Wed, 2007-08-22 08:54Emily Murgatroyd
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Colbert on Global Warming, Bush, Harper and the Smokin' Pole

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I don’t find this funny, however; it does seem to echo the American position with respect to the “North-West passage”.
With the complete melting of the polar ice cap during the summer, the North American consumers may get their Chinese made goods sooner. The may even save money in the process. Then there is the possibility of scooping up more oil so that we can continue to feed our addiction.
With all of these “good” things a real possibility, who could possibly be upset?
Certainly not the polar bear, they’ll be long gone by then.
Will the walrus, seal, or any other arctic wildlife speak up?
No. They will also be long gone.
That’s the real issue here. The complete extinction of multiple species in the Arctic ocean.
Sure during the winter the ice will return. Albeit thinner and smaller in area. But there will be no life on this smaller, weaker ice. It will also be dead.

What’s more important, being in charge of the passage through Canadian waters or preventing the extinction of all life in the arctic?

Stop the warming!

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