The Polar Bear and the Endagerd Species List
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This paper considers why the US government listed polar bears as threatened and placed them on the Endangered Species List. According to the paper, this decision was made in light of global warming which caused sea ice to melt in the Arctic Ocean. Additionally, this also has caused the Bush Administration to change its stance on global warming and ultimately enforce laws that it dislikes.
From the Paper:"On May 15, 2008 U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced that the polar bear was being listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. Secretary Kempthorne pointed to the loss of Arctic Sea ice as a threat, which endangers the polar bears (Elperin). Many groups such as the World Wildlife Federation and the Center for Biological Diversity have been campaigning for this designation for a long time sending petitions and information about polar bears to the government. The Department of Interior, which represents the..."
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