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Welcome back socks and polar bears now because a federal court upholding the decision to keep polar bears on the endangered species list even though the population is nearly five times larger than it was in the 1970s.
So what exactly is going on here Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us now good morning Peter so what is going on here populations are growing.
This is the touchstone of all climate change discussion the polar bear.
In the past polar bears seemed to be declining.
Now they seem to be up that numbers of 20/20 5000.
But some scientists including American scientists in the federal government predict by the year 2050.
There may be no polar bears.
In the United States and two thirds the polar bear population.
May be reduced because of the thing lights -- in the -- So now -- issue is this federal appeals court which is now upheld this decision -- keeps polar bears as a threatened species not because there are currently being threatened.
But because they potentially could be threatened in the future correct.
And and that's that's the basis of all those -- species -- there's two gradations endangered.
And then the lower predation threaten its interest think.
-- that there were two losses.
The good government -- the good science groups like Greenpeace said all okay we want to have it -- the higher level.
Other groups -- no it shouldn't be endangered or threatened because it's not.
Because there's so plentiful.
In the world it really depends upon whether you believe that global warming.
Where -- polar bears are actually threatened.
This has become a big fund raising tool -- similar problem to do it for oil interest throughout the world because they have to.
Act in a way that is very expensive in terms of making mother -- Sure importance hologram migratory patterns of their Alaska is against this list and hunters in that area have until about 800 polar bears a year are killed for -- for hunting and subsistence hunting itself.
They are portrayed -- as if they are nearly gone right that they are did they are.
Hanging onto a sheet of ice and there is hanging by a thread and they are nearly gone is that what's at the heart of all of this.
-- -- -- the science at this point shows that they're not nearly gone but they've become kind of the -- of the environmental industry including the Al Gore to say all look what's happened to the polar bears.
Looking at old -- of the new data shows right -- based upon laws that we are ready having the United States that they've been protected.
To a great.
Great degree and that they will continue.
To thrive there are some -- government Hussein.
The opposite by 2000 at fifty they will be greatly greatly dissipated.
-- go -- full go forward so it's.
Global global warming is real or not -- have heard a lot of people say that it's not really real -- the science moving forward indicates.
They're wrong about it.
Peter Johnson junior thanks for joining us -- going -- kind of here.
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