American denial thawing
Isn’t it great to see those who have denied for such a long time have to swallow down the dead rats of their own design?
US accepts threat to polar bears
The US has proposed listing polar bears as a threatened species because of declining Arctic ice levels.
It is the first time the US has made a direct link between global warming and the threat to a species. President George W Bush has steadfastly refused to back mandatory controls of emissions of carbon dioxide - believed the main gas behind global warming. There are 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears across the globe, about 4,700 of them in the US state of Alaska.