Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Not Really! Redux
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): H. Sterling Burnett
Series: Brief Analysis no.610
In early March, the polar bear could become the first species officially recognized by the U.S. government as threatened by global warming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) - even though U.S. polar bear populations aren't declining.