Because of their threatened habitat, a few environmental groups are trying to get polar bears put onto the threatened species list.
Once a species is listed as threatened, the government is barred from doing anything to jeopardize the animal's existence or its habitat.
In the case of the polar bear, the environmentalists hope to force the government to curb U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Brilliant! It's not going to work, but it's an absolutely amazing idea to try, and 100% correct.