Climate Donkey

June 4, 2008

Polar bear shot dead on vacation

Filed under: Media and Climate — climatedonkey @ 8:06 pm
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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:



  1. The picture taken is so heartwarming. Is there a way to conserve their habitat artificially?

    Comment by chumpman — August 31, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  2. Do you have a high res of this picture. I’m will to pay for it.
    I like to do make a poster telling people to be veg and go green to save the planet with this pictures.
    Thanks. John

    Comment by john — March 23, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  3. he was swimming then found that ice chunk and now people think that there habitat is going away. and DONT GO VEG OR GREEN. flamers

    Comment by jonboy — May 8, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

  4. We have a dog named DUKE that looks just like the picture of the baby polar bear. So Cute!

    Comment by Lindsey Lueptow — September 19, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

  5. omg that is so mean see what we are doing people stop polution

    Comment by nicolas — October 8, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

  6. Maybe some of you didn’t read the article. It’s saying how we only see pictures of polar bears in the Summer, when naturally, the ice is going to be in a melting phase. If you see a polar bear sitting on a melting chunk of ice it’s because he’s lazy. Polar bears can easily swim a hundred miles and are designed as such. This has nothing to do with pollution (unless the penguins have been polluting causing ozone depletion.) The sun’s activity varies, so does geothermal activity from the earth. Anyone getting suckered in to this “green” rubbish is sickly codependent and needing something to rescue… Hey, you should try rescuing leopard seals too. They’d appreciate that.

    Comment by SPCJohn — November 22, 2009 @ 3:52 am

  7. You people need to start taking care of the earth or else there will be no more polar bears alive in the world. You need to start doing good things so the earth can be healthy and fresh. STOP POLUTING PEOPLE!! 😡

    Comment by Gabriela Deliz — January 15, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

  8. fuck bears… good… hey John! going veg and going green is for pussies!

    Comment by Guillard Guscheck — March 18, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  9. I agree with John. Guillard Guscheck you have no heart. What if that was that bear was you! Have you even seen what we humans are doing to the environment? Think of all the poor dolphins, fish, sharks, whales, polar bears, and sea-plants dying because of pollution.
    I am with you all the way John.

    Comment by anonymous — June 5, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

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