The latest environmental crisis? Animals surviving in the Antarctic. Interestingly, scientists (among others) are blamed for introducing the hardy outsiders:
Scientists are calling for action to prevent foreign species from taking hold in Antarctica and wrecking the continent’s unique ecosystems.
Despite Antarctica’s inhospitable environment, non-native species introduced by tourists, scientists and explorers are gaining a foothold.
In light of this danger to ice-dwelling lifeforms, a planned journey to the Arctic should be cancelled:
On Aug. 5-12, Inuit-owned Cruise North Expeditions has scheduled “A Baffin Adventure,” an educational voyage that will focus on the Arctic’s ecological crisis. The cruise topic is “Polar Bears on Thin Ice.”
Sounds like a Vegas show.
UPDATE. In other migratory creature news, a bird native to Iraq has now turned up in Kenya:
Mr Bush took a similar trip on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 when he held a plastic turkey amid security fears.
It’s one thing to hold a plastic turkey, but only the truly brave hold such a beast “amid security fears.” Thank you, Chege Mbitiru.
UPDATE II. At Maine screenings of An Inconvenient Truth, attendees are treated to the sight of a guy dressed up in a polar bear costume:
He’ll be there as a representative of the Alaska Coalition, which is so worried about global warming’s effect on polar bears that they’ve managed to convince an actual grownup to dress up in the outfit and spend some very hot time in the very small and crowded lobby of the Railroad Square Cinema.
We need pictures.
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