Ski-Blog.com

Ski Blog... Been doing this since 2005!

« End of SSOL Era in PHX | Main | May 13 - 11" of Snow Falls at Flagstaff »

May 06, 2008

MSNBC Global Warming Story - Penguins in Danger at North Pole

Check at about the 46 second mark. Story about vast expanses of water now present at the North Pole.

I feel sorry for those penguins. Not only are their ice shelves collapsing as evidenced by the dramatic photos used in the story, but they must be extremely lonely SINCE PENGUINS DO NOT LIVE AT THE NORTH POLE, THEY LIVE AT THE SOUTH.

The 15 year old Arctic explorer is kinda cute though. Some kind of fur collared coat wearing Hannah Montana. I like the accent. Her "bum gets cold" when going to the bathroom in the Arctic Circle. And she needed to learn to use a gun to protect against Polar Bears. She would be the bell of the ball at a party in Bitter America where we cling to our guns, except that she is an immigrant and most of us cling to anti-immigrant sentiments.

First, this is problematic because I didn't think Brits were allowed to own or shoot guns. Second, SHOOTING AN EFFING POLAR BEAR? AREN'T THEY ALREADY ABOUT TO ALL DIE FROM GLOBAL WARMING? Sounds like she needs to join the NRA and hunt humans like the rich folks that hunted Ice-T. I want a polar bear coat lined with baby seal fur personally or maybe lined with Eight Belles skin. Shooting Polar bears. My word.

Top notch reporting there MSNBC.

UPDATE:

MSNBC edited the video just about an hour ago. Nice. Solid touch.

Posted by Justin at May 6, 2008 12:24 PM

Comments

Great spot Justin! Journalists really do need to engage their brains from time to time.

Brits aren't usually huge fans of guns, but I think if I had to drop my pants in very sub-zero temperatures with lots of hungry bears around, I'd consider arming up!

Of course Brits can sometimes be more American than Americans - take Top Gear driving to the North Pole in a pickup for example!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au3lPNc-lGU&feature=related (and separate parts)

Posted by: Rich at May 6, 2008 10:39 PM

I agree!

Posted by: MB at May 8, 2008 08:04 AM

Forgive me if I am wrong, but, carrying a gun to protect against bears? I mean come on! If you intrude on their territory, what do you expect? thats exactly the same as a burglar coming into our property, they are invading our living area, so we feel threatened and retaliate, so the bears have every right to attack.

And yes, we need to take heed of Global warming before the damage is done, and not after! re-generating ice is just not going to happen!

Posted by: Ski Holiday at May 9, 2008 05:04 AM