One of the recurring themes in the global warming news is the story of the polar bears. How the lives of polar bears are being threatened, their habitats destroyed, and so on. When I follow the mainstream news, I only hear sad stories about these lovely animals.
I have pointed out in previous posts that although there are genuine problems with the way nature is being treated on our planet, the theme of global warming is a political theme, and therefore it is not free of disinformation and manipulation.
In this scenario, it is good news to find a website of an expert who can tell us that the polar bears are doing fine. I encourage you to listen to what Susan Crockford, a zoologist with more than 35 years experience has to say about polar bears.
“Here you’ll find polar bear science without advocacy, fearmongering or spin. Most importantly, there will be no predictions about the future of polar bears!” Visit website.
In a very predictable way, Susan Crockford has been attacked for speaking out about the polar bears, because she has been contradicting the opinions of the moral majority who use polar bears as tools for changing environmental policies and influencing public opinion.
Fear mongering has been widely used in the area of global warming. If you want to change the behavior of people, using fear is the easiest way to do it. Fearful people will be much more eager to follow whatever they believe will help to reduce or eliminate the threat.
For me, the main thing that this single example points out is that it is very important to not follow blindly what the mainstream media is presenting to me. We all have to do our own research. Don’t be manipulated into following those who use fear mongering to support their agendas.