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Global Warming Means More Bear Attacks

From the laughable propagandists at the Associated Press:

Watch out for Yellowstone bears — they’re hungry

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press Writer Sun Aug 22, 2010

BILLINGS, Mont. – Yellowstone’s grizzlies are going to be particularly hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the area’s deadliest on record.

When we read further, we will discover that there has been exactly one unprovoked fatal grizzly attack so far this year.

Scientists report that a favorite food of many bears, nuts from whitebark pine cones, is scarce. So as grizzlies look to put on some major pounds in preparation for the long winter ahead, scientists say, they will be looking for another source of protein — meat — and running into trouble along the way.

Wildlife managers already report bears coming down off the mountains and into areas frequented by hunters, berry pickers and hikers.

"Pack your bear spray: there’s going to be run-ins," said grizzly researcher Chuck Schwartz with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Two people have been fatally mauled by grizzlies so far this year in Wyoming and Montana. Experts said that’s the most in one year in at least a century for the Yellowstone region, which also includes parts of Idaho.

The bears in both instances were later killed.

When we read further, we will learn that only one of these attacks had anything to do with a foraging bear.

Full-grown Yellowstone bears can stand 6 feet tall and top 600 pounds. They have been known to peel off a man’s face with a single swipe of their massive, clawed paws.

In the latest attack, a Michigan man was killed and two others injured when an undernourished bear and her three cubs marauded through a crowded campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 28. A month earlier, a botanist from Cody, Wyo. was killed by a bear shortly after the animal woke up from being tranquilized by researchers

See what we mean?

And it’s not just humans at risk.

Yellowstone’s grizzlies were recently ordered back onto the threatened species list by a federal judge who cited in part a decline in whitebark pine.

Beetles, apparently surviving winters in larger numbers due to less frequently freezing temperatures, have decimated vast stands of the high-altitude trees. In some areas studied by researchers, more than 70 percent of trees have been killed.

While bears aren’t starving, the loss of whitebark is driving increasing numbers of conflicts with humans

So the bears aren’t starving, after all.

Government scientists said the two fatal maulings came too early in the year for whitebark pine to have played a role. Bears typically don’t start gorging themselves on the troves of pine nuts that are stashed by squirrels until mid-August.

Notice how far down the AP buries this admission. Neither of these deaths had anything to do with the bears being starved because of ‘global warming.’

But the AP will lie about anything to push its man-made global warming agenda.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Global Warming Means More Bear Attacks”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    I don’t know how much grizzlies can tolerate but I am all for feeding these poor starving bears………..AP journolist that write this tripe.
    I’ll kick in the Tums in case this crap gives them heartburn.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I wonder what hack writers think about all day……

    screen goes all wavy……

    “da bearsssss………daaa bearssssssssssss……da bearsssssss”

    I knew I would be able to use that some day. See? SNL was good for something after all.

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    Bear starvation has nothing to do with excessive protection and no population controls.
    Just like lack of predators and protection have not led to exploding deer populations.

  4. Mithrandir says:

    They just keep beating the same old drum don’t they?

    ~Every event is either:

    A: Bush’s fault.

    B: Caused by global warming.

    That is just enough information for people with empty heads to comprehend.

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