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Are There Any Real Polar Bear Pics?


An iconic image of global warming, a polar bear adrift on a chunk of melting ice, published by Science magazine to accompany a letter from 255 scientists complaining about the attacks on their credibility, was a fake. This kind of visual storytelling is nothing new:

Remember the image of the bear struggling in the waves circulated by an environmental group awhile back? The waves were from the prop wash of the helicopter overhead.

Those fabrications were used to sell a political agenda masked as scientific wisdom. The pictures were purported to a convey an important truth. But they’re little different from Nissan using a polar bear to sell its new coal-powered car.

 H/T: Borepatch