Thursday 7 January 2010

I See Dead Polars

I'm getting seriously worried about the mental health of the enviro-nutters. It seems they have developed a perverse pleasure from the virtual slaughter of polar bears. In November it was Plane Stupid, now Greenpeace are at it.

Someone call the men in white coats.


Anonymous said...

Of course anyone who has actually met a polar bear is unlikely to be sentimental about them. An adult male stands around eight and a half feet high when reared up on his hind legs, can run at 40 miles an hour and pretty much cut an adult seal in half with his front claws. If you take a trip to Svalbard you are not allowed to travel out of town without an armed escort just in case you meet one of these charmers. In Northern Canada they regularly have to sedate and transport bears that have decided on dustbin raiding as a better way of life. The polar bear population is increasing and fossils of close relatives to the modern polar bear have been found dating from periods much warmer than today. Has ANY of this information reached the greenie contingent. It is not hard to come by.

Neal Asher said...

Polar bears lived through the Medieval Warm Period, the 600-year Roman warming, the 4000-year Holocene Climate Optimum - all much warmer than it is now.

Anonymous said...


There will be plenty still to look at in the world's zoos.

DaveA said...

Since 1940 the number of polar bears has risen between 4 and 5 fold.

They are just an evolved brown bear to live in the cold.

A Canadian Press Newswire story earlier this year reported that, in three Arctic villages, polar bears “are so abundant there’s a public safety issue.” The local polar bear population reportedly increased from about 2,100 in 1997 to as many as 2,600 in 2004. Inuit hunters wanted to be able to kill more bears because they are “fearsome predators.”

"The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as 5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s. A 2002 U.S. Geological Survey of wildlife in the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain noted that the polar bear populations “may now be near historic highs.”

JuliaM said...

Don't be fooled! It's just holding it's breath until the camera boat gets a bit closer... ;)

JJ said...

I don’t mind telling you I rescued one big bugger sitting on top of my car one frosty morning, anyway he came inside where it was warm…and enjoyed a rum punch with a chocolate digestive.

He told me that global warming was all ‘bollocks’, his word not mine, and that we shouldn’t believe everything we hear and read…the truth is he lives there…so he should fucking know shouldn’t he – eh?

Mind you I got pissed off when he left…before he went he shit all over my newly cleaned Axminster, I didn’t argue, he was about 9 feet tall with claws that could dig out concrete.

I shan’t invite him again though…dirty big cunt!

BTS said...

Is that the new Ursine Health and Safety film 'How Not To Bob For Apples'..?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Welcome back, BTS. :-)

Neal & Dave: Nice observations and links, ta.

Julia: LOL. Perhaps they are in league with MW's cows.