White, Fuzzy Fauxtography

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 26, 2007 12:05 PM
The plight of the polar bears, taken out of context.

This picture has been floating around (and made an appearance during Gore's trip to the Hill last week) with this caption:

They cling precariously to the top of what is left of the ice floe, their fragile grip the perfect symbol of the tragedy of global warming.

Captured on film by Canadian environmentalists, the pair of polar bears look stranded on chunks of broken ice.
Unfortunately, that's not what the photographer wrote about the picture when she took it in 2004.