Emily Murgatroyd | August 22, 2007 By Emily Murgatroyd • Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 08:54 Share Tweet Reddit Share Click here for reuse options! Tags: stephen colbertcolbert reportglobal warmingStephen Harpergeorge w busharctic sovereignty Emily Murgatroyd's blog Share Tweet Reddit Share PRINT SUBSCRIBE ‹ PREVIOUSYet another case of Bush administration science suppressionNEXT ›Utah's "Sutherland Institute" joins the Heartland misinformation campaign View the discussion thread. Comments cyb3r_ph4ntom replied on Thu, 2007-08-23 09:08 Permalink Is this supposed to be funny? 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!