Social media and the liberal left go hand in hand in our modern age, leading many Americans to take the vitality of certain pieces of content with a huge grain of salt.
In no controversial subject is this more true than when it comes to the idea of global warming, or “climate change” as the left is attempting to characterize it nowadays. This hoax, consisting of poor scientific method and emotional conjecture, has long needed a mascot that tugs at the heart strings better than monotone former Vice President Al Gore did. (His constant claiming to have invented the internet was just too much).
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For the time being, the left chose the visage of dying Polar Bears to symbolize their farcical assertion that manmade greenhouse gasses were ruining the planet – likely due to the apex predator’s cutesy makeover at the hand of Coca Cola and Pixar.
This week, one particularly difficult to watch video of an emaciated bear foraging for food in a trash can is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, equating the animal’s current condition with the effects of “climate change”.
One expert believes that this is a complete and utter lie.
“National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy spotted the bear on the Baffin Islands in Canada in late August.
“The bear is seen rummaging through a trash can in the video, which has been held up as an illustration of the effects of climate change. ‘As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, polar bears lose access to the main staple of their diets — seals,’ the video explains.
“However, Nunavut polar bear monitor Leo Ikakhik told CBC that he was not surprised by the sight of the starving bear in the video. ‘Everybody probably was shocked to see a really skinny bear, but this is not my first time seeing something like this,’ he told Carol Off, host of CBC’s radio show ‘As It Happens.’
“Ikakhik, who has been monitoring polar bear activity since 2010, said that the polar bear in the video may have been sick or recovering from an injury that made it unable to hunt. ‘I wouldn’t really blame the climate change. It’s just part of the animal, what they go through.’
“The possibility that the polar bear was ill or aged was also discussed in an article in Canada’s National Post.”
Nicklens and others with National Geographic have employed a silver medal showing of verbal gymnastics in defending their phony suggestions, stating that they merely hoped that the images of a skinny bear would prompt discussion on the subject of global warming.
This half-hearted redirection is not only blatantly ignorant, but completely reiterates what much of America feels about the mainstream media and their propensity for fake news.