Surprise! White House says Polar Bears not endangered

One of the iconic images of global warming that is supposed to make us feel guilty enough to bankrupt our economy by giving in to various carbon schemes is that of the pathetic polar bear alone in the middle of the ocean on a rapidly shrinking ice floe. We are told that the poor creature is going extinct because the ice is melting and his usual feeding on seals is no longer possible.Even I shed a tear when I see that poor bear, alone and helpless, waiting to die.Er, not so fast: The Obama administration is sticking with a George W. Bush-era decision to deny polar bears endangered species status.In a court filing Wednesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service defended the previous administration's decision to give the polar bear the less-protective "threatened" species designation, a move that will frustrate environmentalists who hoped for stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act.FWS Director Rowan Gould said the 2008 "threatened" listing was made...(Read Full Post)