A sad and avoidable story from the Daily Mail highlights the unfortunate story of a polar bear on an ice floe approaching Iceland. He was shot dead on arrival. DRT as Neal Boortz says.
“The bear was spotted nonchalantly strolling along a road near the town of Skagafjördur yesterday morning around 9.30am by a farmer.”
This story really has nothing to do with climate change, other than the specious relationships between Arctic warming and polar bear populations. However, the authors of the article don’t miss a beat and drop in some goofy science.
The receeding ice at the North Pole is jeopardising their future existence. As the ice breaks up, so their hunting and mating grounds go with it.
Anybody want to venture why the polar bear was swimming to Iceland, which is south of his rapidly disappearing habitat? Could it be because it is summer and the ice melts up in polar regions?
Also, have you ever seen a picture of what polar bears do during the winter up near the North Pole. Probably not. All of the pictures you see in the media are in full daylight, something that does not occur in winter in the polar regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is an easy catch to figure out what season such pictures are taken: