- May 18, 2016
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I live in Northern Canada, I don't give a flying **** if every polar bear in the world just suddenly dies. Doesn't mean **** to our climate or how it's changing.Your reply makes clear you don't know Dr. Crockford well since she has been confining her articles to Polar Bears, their Health and population numbers, with a small side of Walrus and Seals, very little else on her blog. You chose to be ignorant that way because you didn't look through her blog in the first place, which means you spoke from ignorance from the start.
Polar Bear - Ursus maritimus They are natural swimmers and been found going 60-400 miles in swimming in the frigid waters.
Long-distance swimming by polar bears (Ursus maritimus) of the southern Beaufort Sea during years of extensive open water
Your ignorance comes from ignoring their life cycle since LOW Summer Ice cover is not significant factor in their prey availability. There have been periods of far lower to NO Summer ice at all for hundreds of years at a time in the early Holocene time, yet they survived anyway despite CO2 being around the 240-260 ppm at the time.
Since the stabilized Sea Ice cover in the Summer has remained about the same since 2007, Polar Bears manage to increase their population anyway in part because they have eaten most of their calories for the year by mid July long before Sea Ice has broken up significantly. The rest of the year they are meat scavengers who eat some berries and plants while they move long distances for carcasses and the rare meal of a live animal.
Because some sad sacks care about polar bears and are trying to raise concerns about their environment doesn't mean they themselves are environmental scientists our knows **** all about climate. They are biologists.
Just because they been bitching at the people you align yourself with for decades, and it turns out that polar bears can ****ing swim, doesn't negate climate science.
I know bears can swim and hunt. It'd be a retard bear of any species that couldn't.
Pointing out that a population boom, after decades of conservation effort fails to save the ice and they start swimming for their food proves climate scientists wrong is stupid on a level Forest Gump would go, damn that's pretty dumb.