Monday, June 12, 2006

care about a polar bear

A very controversial phrase these days seems to sound a little something like, “global warming.” Setting aside Gore’s film, and the fact that it is a scare tactic, the earth’s temperature is increasing. Period. I am not going to go into an entire argument about the effects of increasing temperatures on the globe, but by all means if you want to know, I’ll gladly provide you with my argument.

My reason for bringing it up is that it’s a sad day when I hear that polar bears are resorting to cannibalism.

Why, you ask?

Well, it appears as though their natural habitat is losing the normal temperature range for their food source to be available, and proper feeding and mating conditions, so they are munching on each other. In other words, the ice is melting. This will destroy the entire population structure of the species. Is a species going to opt for reproduction in the midst of hunger? Hell no. Adequate sustenance is required for the mother to risk the costs of reproduction.

While this may seem insignificant to your life, because hell, most people don’t give two shits about polar bears during the day, if this species fails to survive, what is the next to go? When does it get to a point where we lose the vegetation and bacteria we humans require for survival? Think about it... it isn’t an issue of hurricanes people. We essentially only care about ourselves, so maybe think about your future generations? Lose that out of sight out of mind attitude... that “not in my lifetime” complex. Maybe?

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