Who to be­lieve?

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

An ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of the quote, “Tell the truth or some­one will tell it for you” is the col­umn, Po­lar bear pop­u­la­tion grows amid de­bate.

The piece lays bare the claim was used to create the poster child of the pur­vey­ors of Global Warm­ing.

That claim: The melt­ing of ice in the Arc­tic, from global warm­ing, was go­ing to ex­ter­mi­nate the ma­jes­tic po­lar bear.

The col­umn, how­ever, paints a to­tally dif­fer­ent pic­ture – not only is the ice or lack thereof a prob­lem, the po­lar bear pop­u­la­tion rather than de­clin­ing, has grown to the point they’re an in­creas­ing dan­ger to the Inuit who live in the far north.

In its essence the story an­swered, for me, a very im­por­tant ques­tion. Who was I go­ing to be­lieve? The global warm­ing con­sen­sus sci­en­tists look­ing at their com­put­ers pro­grams thou­sands miles away from the ac­tual scene or the peo­ple who live there and are look­ing right at the po­lar bears?

Al Gret­zky Lon­don

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