Seeing Polar Bears

Most polar bear info is filtered through an activist lens. Here are some alternative views.


“what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.”

C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia series)
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Activists tell us that polar bears are threatened by climate change. Their scary stories are repeated non-stop by journalists.

But the activist has a particular relationship to the world. She doesn’t lean low and inhale deeply of the rose. She fixates on the insect chomping on the margins of the leaf – on mildew, rust, blackspot, and blight.

A rosebush in all its glory doesn’t make an activist’s spirit soar. What she sees, instead, is a flashing neon sign: DANGER, RISK, DANGER.

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Here are some alternative, non-activist perspectives on what’s going on with polar bears:

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