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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.

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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Trump 2020 Campaign Fires McGhan’s Law Firm

Turnover is nothing new for the Trump White House.

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One of the key players identified in the pages of the Mueller report is Don McGhan, former counsel to the President. McGhan’s name hasn’t previously been this far into the forefront, but a revelation from within Robert Mueller’s inconclusive dissertation regarding possible obstruction of justice by the President has made him nearly a household name. McGhan’s infamy arises from a passage in the report detailing his reaction to a question by President Trump regarding possible conflicts of interest that Robert Mueller and his team may have had. After McGhan’s insubordination became public knowledge with the release of Mueller’s epic tome, President Trump’s 2020 campaign team have decided to no longer retain legal services from his firm. The Trump campaign has hired its own in-house attorney for its 2020 reelection bid — shifting future business away from Jones Day, the law firm, that has represented Trump since his first run for president. Campaign officials and advisers cast the decision to hire Nathan Groth — a former lawyer for the Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — as a money-saving move, supported by the businessman-turned-president who loves to cut costs. Here’s the kicker… But close Trump advisers say the decision also stems from disappointment with the White House’s former top attorney and current Jones Day partner, Don McGahn, whose behavior has irked the president and some of his family members. This certainly won’t surprise many within Trump’s inner circle, as his administration has been rife with turnover during the 2+ years since the President was inaugurated.

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Trump Approval Numbers are SHOCKING After Mueller Report Release

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National Emergency

The mainstream media’s nonstop speculation on the meaning of the Mueller report has certainly had an impact on the psyche of the nation. For two days, (that feel like an eternity), the infotainment industry has been parsing nearly every word from within the 400+ page report compiled by Robert Mueller in his role as Special Counsel. While Mueller was unable to charge the President with a crime, the mainstream media is now clinging to hope that congressional democrats will keep the fight alive….somehow. This cacophony of progressive nonsense has manifested itself in President Trump’s approval ratings. The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey to measure the response from the American public after the U.S. Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report that recounted numerous occasions in which Trump may have interfered with the investigation. Where does Trump stand? According to the poll, 37 percent of adults in the United States approved of Trump’s performance in office, down from 40 percent in a similar poll conducted on April 15 and matching the lowest level of the year. That is also down from 43 percent in a poll conducted shortly after U.S. Attorney General William Barr circulated a summary of the report in March. The President has communicated his displeasure at the continued grievance of the democrats via Twitter, where he has lashed out several times since the release of the Mueller report.  

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