The Union runs front-page ad from climate change doubter

This blog will never run out of material! This weekend, The Union newspaper is running a front-page ad promoting a book titled “Polar Bears in the Hot Tub: Their Future and Ours” by Arthur Krugler. It informs us: “Predictions! True of False? Polar Bears could disappear in five years from 2008”! “Actually there are now 30,000 per census.”

“Polar Bears in the Hot Tub is an inquiry that asks different questions about global warming and the predicted hazards,” according to a summary at Google Books. “This book follows a different path of research to find answers to questions that no one is bothering to ask. Is climate change inevitable? Are we solving the wrong problem? Are polar bears languishing in warmer and warmer arctic waters? Maybe not.”

Considering that some of our most vocal local global warming doubters (AKA “those who reject mainstream climate science”) religiously subscribe to The Union, this might be a good match. Good luck with your book sales, sir!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

13 thoughts on “The Union runs front-page ad from climate change doubter”

  1. Another example of why your blog will never run out of material:

    From the inimitable Mr. Rebane:

    “While Estonia’s experience and those of other Scandinavian countries sing a siren song to our progressives, what they always overlook are the stark differences between a large, inhomogeneous, and culturally diverse America, and the small, culturally homogeneous countries that dot the globe. The only way we can even attempt to replicate the idylls of small country harmonies is to create a hierarchy of ever smaller and distributed jurisdictions in our land that can enjoy the benefits that derive from common cultures.

    Sadly, our Left has taken us beyond the tipping point toward big government socialism (centrally controlled cohesion by the gun) and the tyrannies that inevitably lie beyond.”

    1. “Climate change has forced dramatic changes in polar bear behavior, including their hunting habits. They now travel to land more frequently in search of food, the BBC notes.”

      They’re starving because of climate change.

  2. A lot of talk about a 91 year old vanity press author seeking to sell a few books by advertising on local newspapers. What is news is that he advertised here because he knew somehow that there is a cluster of idiots who pretend to know something about science but whose ideology has blinded them. My guess is he found The Next Grand Minimum or read the alumni newsletter for Harvey Mudd College.

  3. Looking at charts of arctic sea ice extent and thickness it is at historic lows. It IS rapidly disappearing just like Greenland’s glaciers. Two days ago a researcher tweeted a photo showing open water off the coast of Barrow Alaska, very odd considering this is the coldest month of the winter up there, she noted at 11:20 PM it was 30 F, -30 F is more typical. The arctic is changing fast, real fast.

    1. Interesting that the local climate deniers are just like this author. They have no knowledge, background, or education in climatology. The author of this book is a geothermal engineer. The Union has another contributor that has a quack cancer cure. I think only Breitbart and the Enquirer who have as many “experts”.

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