There are five times as many polar bears as there were fifty years ago, so naturally President Obama is commandeering 187,000 square miles of Alaska to ward off their imminent extinction. And why not? It’s not like he’s allowing anything else to happen on that real estate. Like, I don’t know… oil. You know, that stuff he wants to outlaw because global temperatures have increased 1 degree F in the past century?
And that’s fine; I’m not knocking it. I’ve always felt that the American economy was over-rated anyway. And in the meantime we can always get oodles of oil from our sane, loyal, reliable friends in the Middle East. Of course, some might say we should keep the money and the jobs here in the U.S., but is that what we really want? Our exceedingly helpful president feels those cuddly-looking, promiscuous seal-slashers need government intervention in order to procreate – and that’s all that matters.
On the other hand, some just hate:
Polar bear numbers in Canada have increased in 11 of 13 regions in recent years.
But, since when did the Obama Administration let facts get in their way?
The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a “critical habitat” for polar bears, an action that could restrict future drilling for oil and gas development.