'World News' Ga-Ga Over Penguin Protection
It seems the network newscasts will put anything on in the name of stopping global warming, including a report about trying to put penguins on the U.S. Endangered Species list.
Wait, a minute. Penguins donât live in the
But that didnât stop ABC âWorld News with Charles Gibsonâ from promoting the left-wing group trying to accomplish that.
âIf the group can get them [the penguin] protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, they say itâll send an important message about the global problem of climate change,â said ABC science correspondent Ned Potter on July 11.
The group, Center for Biological Diversity is extreme environmental group that wants to use the âendearingâ penguin as a tool to promote global warming hysteria.
âIf we can save the penguins, then perhaps weâve chosen a path that will save ourselves as well,â says Melissa Waage, the CBDâs legislative director.
However, the penguin is native to the South Pole â an area that is far beyond the
âPenguins are both a symbol and a casualty of a much wider problem that we have with global warming and that we really must address immediately,â said Waage.
Such a measure would be an abuse of the Endangered Species Act. The ESAâs purpose is to protect species that are endangered or threatened. It was not intended to be used as an instrument for radical anti-global warming groups. However, âWorld Newsâ did not see it that way.
âGetting them protected would not only be good for them, but for the rest of the world too,â said Potter.
A 2004 report by the Property and