The fact that the Arctic has already warmed as much as 10-14 °F in some places, Arctic sea ice is on a rapidly declining death spiral and polar bears are logically having greater difficulty surviving - duh! - has nothing to do with it.
Because readers, oil companies want to drill up there without the ability to clean up spills.
I might add, that the severe lack of morals but also of any real intelligence of these oil people is astounding.
If they think images of polar bears swimming forlornly out in the middle of the Arctic Sea with no ice to rest on for over 60 miles is not disturbing, just wait until the world sees white polar bears covered in deathly black oil from the inevitable spills they have no means to clean up.
Associated Press, August 9, 2011
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