Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would consider placing polar bears on the Endangered Species list. The reason isn’t because polar bears are vanishing, but rather because certain environmental groups are concerned that if their fears about climate change ring true, the bears might in fact become endangered somewhere down the road. But research by the National Center for Policy Analysis indicates that of the 20 distinct populations of polar bears known to exist, only two are declining, and those are in the colder, not warmer, regions. And when you also consider that 12 other populations are either stable or increasing, maybe listing the polar bear as being endangered from global warming isn’t such a hot idea!

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