I’ve watched several documentaries lately that have really hammered home the effects of Global Warming. Today I was shown a petiton to ‘Save the Polar Bear‘ which aims to raise 50,000 signatures by May the 9th in an attempt to convince U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to revoke Bush’s Endangered Species Act and ‘Save the Polar Bear‘.
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) is supposed to provide a lifeline to engdangered species to protect their habitat and protect them from extinction. The Act has one important omission, it does not make any allowance for climate change (oddly enough, considering it does supposedly protect habitats…).The changes to the Endangered Species Act allows for development to be indertaken without having to consider an environmental threat assessment report from government biologists. This would allow oil companies etc can go ahead and drill to their hearts content without having to consider the environment or the effect they are having on the climate (or habitats)!
So, if you want to have your say in saving the polar bears then sign the petition.
Need another incentive? Did you know that there have been instance of polar bears drowning –
yup, drowing, because the ice was so few and far between that they were
unable to reach it while hunting.