Just when cracks were starting to appear in the man-made global warming theory, John Gunter, general manager of tour group Frontiers North Adventures, came across a case of polar bear cannibalization on Nov 20 and hit the Warmist jackpot: a nice picture of a male polar bear killing and eating a polar bear cub, complete with shockingly blood-stained ice-floes, and giddily, like Europeans huddled around a bloodied Newfoundland seal pup, delivered the pictures to a welcoming media, eager to turn the spotlight away from Climategate, and gobbled it up like Coca Cola (pun intended), splashing the bloody pictures on the screen, complete with sad music, a sombre tone and disclaimer.
And accompanied by this cute little quote:
“If the Polar Bears don’t have enough food, they may starve”
(Guess what, Einstein, if I don’t eat enough food, I may starve too! What does that have to do with Global Warming?)
Never mind that Polar Bears, despite their cuddly appearance, are fierce carnivores, and both male and female Polar Bears have been known to eat their young, even in a zoo-setting with plenty of food, and have been doing that long before Global Warming allegedly melted their ice floes. There just weren’t bloody pictures of them doing it to splash onto the tv screen before. And there was no agenda before, either.
Never mind that, perhaps, the Polar Bear is short on food supply because there are now more Polar Bears than ever before in history, and maybe they are competing more for their food, simply because their vast numbers have outgrown the seal population.
Never mind that, as well, with the rising Polar Bears numbers, the number of instances of cannibalism will go up along with it.
But hey, the Warmists needed a boost, and there’s nothing that says “Global Warming will kill us” more than bloody Polar Bear pictures on the evening news.
FRIDAY UPDATE: As on cue, the Ottawa Citizen, as well as all the CanWest news papers, have this story.