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Despite the decline in Arctic sea ice during the past decade the population of polar bears in the Davis Strait has skyrocketed.

Despite the decline in Arctic sea ice during the past decade the population of polar bears in the Davis Strait has skyrocketed.

The increase might have even placed the population at the carrying capacity for the region.

In related news, the New York Times has finally admitted to the fact that the climate stopped warming fifteen years ago.

At the same time, the reporter has a great deal of trouble dealing with this fact, mainly because he refuses to recognize that the theories of carbon-dioxide-caused global warming might be mistaken.

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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • jwing


    My advice to that reporter is to take a deep cleansing breath and exhale all that mean CO2 without any worries. Ya see, your’re just feed’n the plants and Mother Gaia is pleased. Don’t worry…be happy.

  • Noticeably absent from the article is discussion of the Sun. Since the basis of rapid global warming is based on a carbon economy and the computer models used to make that extraordinary claim don’t work, we must not only throw out the theoretical computer models, but also very likely, the assumption that trace carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing rapid global warming. The author also leaves out satellite temperature measurements of the Earth’s surface temperature.

    Overall, the article is a global warming believer flailing around and desperately trying to find alternative reasons why the Earth’s climate has been well below the computer models used to support global warming theory. Obviously, the models should be shunned as lies, at worst, bad ‘science’, at best.

  • joe

    The mainstream media is in deep denial, they so want for global warming to continue so that they don’t look like a bunch of donkeys that its not funny.

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