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BUSTED: Photographer Of Polar Bear that Became the Face of “Climate Change” Has Stunning Admission

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The climate change narrative has always relied heavily upon emotional appeals and anecdotal evidence, and the perceived peril of those iconic polar bears as the ice caps melted beneath their feet have been emblazoned into the minds of millions.

But as polar bear populations are higher now we were promised by Al Gore in the early aughts, people are beginning to question just how dire their situation is.

Now, the photographer behind a photograph of an ailing polar bear that National Geographic told us was what “Climate Change Looks Like” has come out to explain that the picture was used in a very misleading way.

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You’ve got to respect this woman, too, because, as she explained in a recent interview with Nat Geo, she is on a mission to photograph the impact of climate change.

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She apparently, however, does not want to use misleading photographs to do so.

Fox News has the story:

“We had lost control of the narrative,” she said.

“Photographer Paul Nicklen and I are on a mission to capture images that communicate the urgency of climate change. Documenting its effects on wildlife hasn’t been easy,” she wrote in the article. “With this image, we thought we had found a way to help people imagine what the future of climate change might look like. We were, perhaps, naive. The picture went viral — and people took it literally.”

The image shows an emaciated polar bear who appears to be in a warmer climate than preferred by the iconic northern animal. When the image, along with video footage of the struggling bear, had originally been published to Nat Geo and eventually social media outlets, it was viewed by billions of people, clearly unbothered by the obvious anecdotal value of the imagery.

As Nat Geo has now been forced to admit, the way they framed the image was nothing short of deceptive:

Some experts suggested a number of reason besides climate change that could’ve led to the animal’s condition, including age, illness or even injury.

Mittermeier admits that she couldn’t “say that this bear was starving because of climate change.”

“Perhaps we made a mistake in not telling the full story — that we were looking for a picture that foretold the future and that we didn’t know what had happened to this particular polar bear.”

The photographer says that her image became another example of “environmentalist exaggeration,” but added that her intentions were “clear” and that if she had the opportunity to share “a scene like this one” again, she would.

This kind of thing happens all the time with emotionally-evocative narratives, like the wage gap or sexual assault statistics. They get repeated so often that by the time they’re debunked, far too many people have internalized the original lie and the damage has been done.

At least this photographer is willing to admit her mistake…but she’s clearly already looking for the next emotional, anecdotal photograph to continue to push a narrative that data consistently shows is dubious at best.

 

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Black Lives Matter Rioter to Cop: ‘I Hope Someone Kills Your Whole F— Family!’ (Video)

Highly disturbing…

John Salvatore

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Do some people wake up and say, “ya know, I’m gonna do everything in my power to put another person down simply because I hate my country and want to see everything change dramatically!” Antifa radicals probably do. What happened in Portland the other day is a complete disgrace. And it won’t receive an iota of coverage from the mainstream media. WATCH: https://twitter.com/livesmattershow/status/1282258068999245825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1282258068999245825%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F452201-portland-rioter-to-police-i-hope-someone-kills-your-whole-fuking-family%2F The recent COVID-19 spike in many states around the nation, including Arizona, California, Florida, and New York, is likely due to Black Lives Matter protests. Thousands upon thousands of politically ignorant lefties decided to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and blame every single police officer living today for the death of George Floyd. And now, Americans are paying the price — again. According to people like Bill de Blasio, the protests were called for. Religious gatherings, however, not so much. WATCH: https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1278334684418551812?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278334684418551812%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fnyc-mayor-de-blasio-defends-ban-religious-gatherings-says-black-lives-matter-protests-ok-profound-meaning-video%2F

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AOC Says Crime Spike In New York May Be Due to People Being ‘Scared to Pay Their Rent’

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John Salvatore

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There are comedians and then there’s AOC. She’s a whole different kind of funny and she doesn’t even realize it. Facepalm. From The Daily Wire: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are “scared to pay their rent” and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill. WATCH: https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1282358303549464578?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1282358303549464578%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Focasio-cortez-nyc-crime-surge-maybe-due-to-people-being-scared-to-pay-their-rent-dont-have-jobs Protests around the nation are largely dominated by white liberals. They believe they are helping the black community combat racism by agreeing with the radical wing that law enforcement should be defunded. It literally makes zero sense. From The Daily Wire: On Thursday, Ami Horowitz released a new video to YouTube in which he asks white and black New Yorkers if they “support abolishing the police.” Their answers are…quite different. […] When asked about the relationship between the NYPD and members of the community, a man wearing a blue Nike hat claims that “it’s pretty good,” noting that “all police officers are not bad,” and that there are ones who “really care about the people and really want to help the people.” VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv5-mc4U_Zw&feature=emb_title

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