'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 donâ€™t live in the
But that didnâ€™t stop ABC â€śWorld News with Charles Gibsonâ€ť from promoting the left-wing group trying to accomplish that.
â€śIf the group can get them [the penguin] protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, they say itâ€™ll send an important message about the global problem of climate change,â€ť said ABC science correspondent Ned Potter on July 11.
The group, Center for Biological Diversity is extreme environmental group that wants to use the â€śendearingâ€ť penguin as a tool to promote global warming hysteria.
â€śIf we can save the penguins, then perhaps weâ€™ve chosen a path that will save ourselves as well,â€ť says Melissa Waage, the CBDâ€™s legislative director.
However, the penguin is native to the South Pole â€“ an area that is far beyond the
â€śPenguins 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€ť said Waage.
Such a measure would be an abuse of the Endangered Species Act. The ESAâ€™s 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, â€śWorld Newsâ€ť did not see it that way.
â€śGetting them protected would not only be good for them, but for the rest of the world too,â€ť said Potter.
A 2004 report by the Property and