Polar Bears and Global Warming: Was Sarah Palin Right?, In International Business News

I mean “shut my mouth”.
July 29, 2011 2:07 PM EDT

Polar bears and their ‘non-imminent’ danger were a hot topic for Sarah Palin. The former vice president candidate was against adding polar bears to the Endangered Species Act, stating that she “strongly” believed that adding them to the list was the wrong move. She stated that, “there is insufficient evidence that polar bears are in danger of becoming extinct within the foreseeable future.”

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Her decision was based on a “comprehensive review by state wildlife officials of scientific information from a broad range of climate, ice and polar bear experts.” In 2008, the then Alaska Governor went as far as to say that the State of Alaska would “sue to challenge the listing of polar bears” as a threatened species, reported AnchorageDailyNews.com.

Her outspoken view on the topic became controversial, causing wildlife experts to speak out.

“She’s either grossly misinformed or intentionally misleading, and both are unbecoming,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Alaska deserves better.”


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