[Coral-List] Polar Bear Ad

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Tue Mar 27 20:09:39 EDT 2007

Hi Coral-Listers:
It's not just coral bleaching that we all need to be concerned with.  The biota living on the cold poles of Earth are also threatened.  When we advocate to do something about global warming we need to be sure to point out all the many ways warming is affecting our support system.  The new ad recently released by NRDC is nicely done.  Most grown ups are too cynical or busy to really care about what's happening.  It's by getting to the children that we will be able to (hopefully) change attitudes.
Alina Szmant
Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
Cell:  (910)200-3913
email:  szmanta at uncw.edu
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From: NRDC - Frances Beinecke [mailto:members at nrdcaction.org]
Sent: Tue 3/27/2007 1:17 PM
To: Szmant, Alina
Subject: Rush Limbaugh Blasts Our Polar Bear Ad ... Fight Back!

Dear Alina,

Rush Limbaugh just called us "creeps" for running our Polar Bear
S.O.S. ad on television and broadcasting the plight of the polar
bear across America.

Here's what he has to say ...

"... the ice floe melts into the letters 'SOS,' with the two
polar bears on top of the SOS! I predicted little children will
see this and say, 'Mommy, mommy, mommy! The polar bears! The ice
floe is almost gone! They're going to die! What can we do? What
can we do?'"

I guess Rush finally gets it! The point of the ad is, of course,
that the polar bear's sea ice is melting away ... along with its
future ... and we need to respond quickly.

But Rush and other global warming deniers would stop the Bush
Administration from doing the right thing and protecting polar
bears before it's too late.

In the face of their opposition, it's more important than ever
that you submit your own Official Citizen Comment in favor of
polar bear protection -- BEFORE THE APRIL 9 DEADLINE -- at

Then, please forward this email to as many friends as you can --
to create a blizzard of comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Help us stop Limbaugh and the pro-pollution crowd from
sacrificing the polar bear's future.


Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. Want to make Rush even madder? If you haven't already seen
the Polar Bear S.O.S. ad, view it now at
http://www.polarbearsos.org/donate_rl -- 
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