—I blame Al Gore. And in New Zealand, the ‘Green Party’* .
We had lots of polar bears until Al started invoking them, and by the time the Greens had finished shrieking and wailing too there were only about seven left.
So if the news item (Siberia—isn’t that in Russia somewhere? Then there’s no need to panic—them Russkies would say anything to get attention) is reliable then that last bear had better be damned careful …
* Politicals, a noisy bunch of wannabe-seated-at-the-Public-Trough wishfuls.