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‘FrostPaw the Polar Bear’ joins President Obama during Hawaii vacation and this is the largest pet anyone can own. When Obama visited Hawaii in previous years he met 'Buddy the Dog' in Lanikai but this polar bear has a message that is important for both pets and people. I personally think people should allow the Obama's to enjoy their vacation time in Hawaii, but some folks who love polar bears are taking the opportunity to catch the attention of our President Obama while he is in Kailua, Hawaii. Animal advocates are the voice of the animals and if Obama doesn't mind a cute little polar bear following him around then let's embrace the moment.

The Center for Biological Diversity’s FrostPaw the Polar Bear has arrived in Oahu for President Obama’s holiday vacation to urge him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and take action on climate change.

From today to Jan. 3, the Center’s polar bear mascot will bring his unique brand of environmental activism to the streets, beaches, golf courses and other public places on Oahu. He’ll join Obama’s vacation fun by participating in similar activities — golfing, reading, going to the beach, playing basketball — in hopes of catching the president’s attention and delivering the “No Keystone XL” message.

I wonder how Obama feels about FrostPaw sharing their family vacation and will FrostPaw get caught in the traffic jams like other pet owners on Oahu during Obama's visit.

Valorie Love shared her message as she speaks for FrostPaws and other polar bears.

'FrostPaw just finished a week long vigil outside the White House during the Thanksgiving holiday and has been present at more than a dozen of the president’s fundraisers and other media events in the last year in places like Martha’s Vineyard, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“If polar bears — and the rest of us — are going to have a future on this planet, we need to address the climate crisis head-on. And the first step ought to be rejecting the Keystone pipeline,” said the Center’s Keystone campaigner, Valerie Love. “Keystone may be thousands of miles away, but the effects of climate change will be felt right here in Hawaii, including rising oceans, coral reef destruction and extreme weather events.”

Scientists say two-thirds of the world’s polar bears will disappear by 2050 if climate change is left unchecked. Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, says the Keystone XL pipeline would be “game over” for avoiding the worst effects of the climate crisis.'

The views of Center for Biological Diversity are not necessarily those of the Examiner or the author.

Photo courtesy of Center for Biological Diversity

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