Ontario acknowledges polar-bear extinction, other widespread threats due to global warming

Fri, 2007-07-20 11:30Bill Miller
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Ontario acknowledges polar-bear extinction, other widespread threats due to global warming

David Ramsay, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources, said if sea ice continues to melt, the province’s polar bears could not only lose habitat and food sources but also be prevented from mating with Manitoba bears.

Polar bears in southern Hudson Bay will be among the early casualties of dramatic climate change because their environment is likely to see the most drastic and sudden changes, government scientists say. Ontario has ordered a three-year study but government research scientist Marty Obbard said the bears are already starting to suffer.

Weather will also warm in southern Ontario, bringing insects like Lyme disease-carrying black-legged ticks and an influx of white-tailed deer, which can carry brainworm — fatal to some animals.

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… more boogeyman stuff from the virtual world.

when I clicked the link behind “Marty Obbard said the bears were already starting to suffer” I got taken to a Winnigpeg Sun story that quoted Ramsey about potential consequences but not what Obbard apparently has to say about bears suffering now.

The study found that global warming since 1985 has been caused neither by an increase in solar radiation nor by a decrease in the flux of galactic cosmic rays. Some researchers had also suggested that the latter might influence global warming because the rays trigger cloud formation. I am write a blog which gave complete information about Global Warming.

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As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something!

Their scenes re-play like a bad video montage in my mind: earnest young people speaking at podiums, boring climatologists rambling on about the coming end of the world, forest fires, melting ice shelves, you know how it goes. In the lefty journalism world, we call this “preaching to the choir.”

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