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Nov 29, 2011

Polar Bear Caption Contest

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This striking photograph shows a polar bear apparently trying to hold back a Norwegian icebreaker. This summer, Arctic sea ice hit record lows. As Juliana Hanle wrote in Sierra in September,

With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, its increasingly ice-free shipping lanes are inviting what's being called a "cold rush." The promise of valuable deposits of fossil fuels, iron, diamonds, gold, and uranium-and the coming ability to transport them by sea—has the circumpolar nations jockeying for territory.

The more pressing matter at hand, however, is this: The picture cries out for a caption. I'll prime the pump a little, and you can take it away in the comments.

"Back off, steel boy. Turn around and no one will get hurt."

"Over my dead body!"

"You SHALL NOT PASS!"

"Can is not the same as must."

--Paul Rauber

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