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Climate Change Deniers Think Polar Bears Are Thriving in a Melting Arctic

Apparently this climate change mascot is just part of the liberal agenda.

When climate change deniers see polar bears, they don't see an innocent victim of humans' wanton burning of fossil fuels. They see red.

Polar bears, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are a symbol of the Arctic, and, since the Arctic sea ice is melting at an unprecedented rate, they've also become a living symbol of efforts to combat human-made climate change.

While sea ice has melted precipitously in the last 40 years, massive declines in bear numbers haven't begun to manifest. But emaciated bears scrounging on the edges of human communities have become a common sight in some Northern regions. Climate change deniers, however, still see it as enough to cry foul on established climate science.

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