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Polar Bears Are Thriving

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The doomsayers must be frustrated. Those pesky polar bears just keep thriving despite predictions of their demise. How many times do the doomsayers have to be wrong before they admit their error or people just start ignoring them? Right now the global polar bear population estimate is just under 30,000.


[h=2]State of the Polar Bear Report 2018: Polar bears continue to thrive[/h]Posted on February 27, 2019 | Comments Offon State of the Polar Bear Report 2018: Polar bears continue to thrive
[h=3]PRESS RELEASE 27 FEBRUARY 2019, INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY[/h][h=4]New Report: Polar Bears Continue To Thrive[/h][h=3]
[/h]Inuit paying the price of rising bear populations
The State of the Polar Bear Report for 2018, published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, confirms that polar bears are continuing to thrive, despite recent reductions in sea ice levels. This finding contradicts claims by environmentalists and some scientists that falls in sea ice would wipe out bear populations.
The report’s author, zoologist Dr Susan Crockford, says that there is now very little evidence to support the idea that the polar bear is threatened with extinction by climate change.
We now know that polar bears are very resourceful creatures. They have made it through warm periods in the past and they seem to be taking the current warming in their stride too”.
In fact, it is the human residents of the Arctic who seem to have most to worry about. With more and more bears on the landscape at all times of year, there have been worrying reports of people being threatened, mauled and even killed, particularly from Nunavut, in the Canadian north.
As Dr Crockford explains,
The people of Nunavut are not seeing starving, desperate bears – quite the opposite. Yet polar bear specialists are saying these bears are causing problems because they don’t have enough sea ice to feed properly. The facts on the ground make their claims look silly, including the abundance of fat bears. Residents are pushing their government for a management policy that makes protection of human life the priority.”. . . .


 

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LOL! Seriously? The Global Warming Policy Foundation? Are you not aware that the GWPF is a right-wing anti-science activist group, not a scientific publisher?
 

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LOL! Seriously? The Global Warming Policy Foundation? Are you not aware that the GWPF is a right-wing anti-science activist group, not a scientific publisher?
Your propaganda stance is noted, but will be ignored.
 

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So the fact that they survive DESPITE THE ABSENCE OF ICE shows there's no warming? Such resourceful creatures, unlike Climate deniers.
1. The bears were not so long ago unwitting props in a global warming propaganda campaign that collapsed in fraud.
2. The bears are indeed resourceful, and as a bonus, arctic sea ice has been stable.

[h=2]Data Show Polar Sea Ice Stable 12 Years, Cause Global Warming Alarmists To Melt Down[/h]By P Gosselin on 23. February 2019


By Kirye
and P. Gosselin

A look at the real observed data on polar sea ice shows that the situation has been surprisingly stable for more than one decade, now, despite the cult-like doomsday prophecies that much more ice would be gone by now.
For the climate change cultists who have been banking on climate system collapse and a rescue by global socialists, these are indeed depressing times.
Arctic sea ice volume stable 12 years
What really has been frustrating the climate alarmists is the Arctic, which many “experts” promised 10 years ago that the late summer Arctic ice would be gone by now. What follows is a chart of the data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) that shows that nothing of the sort is happening.

Data source: DMI
As we can see, Arctic sea ice volume maximum, which occurs in early spring, still reaches the levels seen 10 years ago. Moreover the all-important summer minimum — considered a “tipping point” by doomsday climate alarmists — is even higher than it was 10 years ago. The linear trend for sea ice volume has stood steady for 12 years. . . .
 

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International Polar Bear Day: a time to admit the species is not threatened with extinction due to reduced sea ice habitat

Posted on February 26, 2019 | Comments Offon International Polar Bear Day: a time to admit the species is not threatened with extinction due to reduced sea ice habitat
Times have changed: where once many scientists worried that polar bears could not survive an Arctic with 40% less ice, now the concern is that people of the Arctic might not be able to keep themselves safe from growing numbers of increasingly fearless bears. . . .

 

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[FONT=&quot]Sea ice[/FONT]
[h=1]The seas get cooler around Iceland-Some charts and anecdotes[/h][FONT=&quot]Reader Steinar J writes: Included is a Word document describing sea temperatures in the vicinity of Iceland, sea ice extent and an excerpt, (translated from Swedish) from an eyewitness report from the Swedish icebreaker tour to The North Pole in 2018. Fig. 1 In this area of the ocean the temperature drops (cut from Google…
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Fat bears are the most eloquent refutation of the doomsayers.

Fat bear in August 2017 outside Arviat, Nunavut. Gordy Kidlapik photo.


 

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[h=2]Polar bear prowling small Labrador town cut off by storm had authorities on high alert[/h]Posted on March 1, 2019 | Comments Offon Polar bear prowling small Labrador town cut off by storm had authorities on high alert
From CBC News late yesterday (28 February 2019) comes the news that a polar bear seen skulking around the homes of a small coastal town in Labrador this week has had residents on edge and authorities on high alert. If tragedy struck, the St. Lewis road was blocked by snow and the only way in or out was by helicopter. Message: polar bears are highly dangerous and a bear prowling a community is a very real threat to safety.
This bear visited Black Tickle in Labrador a few years ago. Edwin Clark photo.
According to a CTV News follow-up, while the road to St. Lewis was cut off because of a recent snowstorm for most of the week, wildlife officers were able to get in today (Friday 1 March). Sighting about 100km north in Charlottetown earlier in the week are believed to be the same bear.
The last sighting of the animal was Thursday morning (28 Feb), so the bear may now have left of its own accord. No one seems to have captured a photo.
However, the fear felt by residents of St. Lewis (population 200) in this story is palpable, especially after the terrifying visuals from the well-publicized invasion by more than 50 polar bears at Belushaya Guba on Novaya Zemlya last month.
St. Lewis is located at the red marker; Charlottetown is the third town to the north. Both are just north of the Strait of Belle Isle that separates Labrador from the island of Newfoundland.
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LOL! Seriously? The Global Warming Policy Foundation? Are you not aware that the GWPF is a right-wing anti-science activist group, not a scientific publisher?
Even worse- it’s written by Susan Crockford, who’s such a well known fake ‘expert’ that she’s actually been highlighted in the scientific literature as the shining example of false authority.

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy | BioScience | Oxford Academic

Corrigendum: Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy | BioScience | Oxford Academic

This paper has been corrected online and in print in order to clarify Dr. Crockford's scientific expertise and financial links in relation to the arguments made in the paper (BioScience 68: 281–287). The corrected text is as follows:

First change: Notably, as of this writing, Crockford has neither conducted any original research nor published any articles in the peer-reviewed literature on the effects of sea ice on the population dynamics of polar bears.

Second change: Some of the most prominent AGW deniers, including Crockford, are linked with or receive support from organizations that downplay AGW (e.g., Dr. Crockford has previously been paid for report writing by the Heartland Institute).

Caveat: it was published by Oxford University Press (you know, one of the worlds oldest and most respected Universities?) and not an anonymous or pseudonymous internet blog, so many deniers will criticize the source.
 

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Even worse- it’s written by Susan Crockford, who’s such a well known fake ‘expert’ that she’s actually been highlighted in the scientific literature as the shining example of false authority.

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy | BioScience | Oxford Academic

Corrigendum: Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy | BioScience | Oxford Academic




Caveat: it was published by Oxford University Press (you know, one of the worlds oldest and most respected Universities?) and not an anonymous or pseudonymous internet blog, so many deniers will criticize the source.
All part of the effort to marginalize her by those whom she exposed as laughably in error. The bottom line is that she has been consistently right and they have been repeatedly shown (by her) to be wrong. They are embarrassed and angry. All the ad hominems in the world cannot compensate for her detractors' crushing defeat on the substance.
 

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All part of the effort to marginalize her by those whom she exposed as laughably in error. The bottom line is that she has been consistently right and they have been repeatedly shown (by her) to be wrong. They are embarrassed and angry. All the ad hominems in the world cannot compensate for her detractors' crushing defeat on the substance.
Yes. I’m sure all the denier blogs say she’s right.
 

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Yes. I’m sure all the denier blogs say she’s right.
The proof is in the silence of her critics, who literally no longer have a case to make, and the robust population of thriving polar bears.
 

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The proof is in the silence of her critics, who literally no longer have a case to make, and the robust population of thriving polar bears.
Her critics are continually publishing research in journals.

She is blogging and writing reports for denier organizations that educated people consider a joke.
 

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Her critics are continually publishing research in journals.

She is blogging and writing reports for denier organizations that educated people consider a joke.
Sorry, but they've published nothing to contradict her. And they're keeping quiet about their earlier predictions of a bear apocalypse. They know better now.
 

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Sorry, but they've published nothing to contradict her. And they're keeping quiet about their earlier predictions of a bear apocalypse. They know better now.
Yes, they haven’t published a paper tearing her apart since.... 2018.

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Yes, they haven’t published a paper tearing her apart since.... 2018.

:roll:
The 2018 paper was a mere personal attack whose publication dishonors its authors, not her. Her research stands unrefuted.
 

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Polar bears are onshore scavenging, because there's a lack of sea ice on which they can hunt. What a damning indictment of AGW that is.....:doh:lol:
 

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Polar bears are onshore scavenging, because there's a lack of sea ice on which they can hunt. What a damning indictment of AGW that is.....:doh:lol:
No, they are not onshore because of a lack of sea ice. These are fat, well fed bears who are onshore because their population is growing.
 

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The 2018 paper was a mere personal attack whose publication dishonors its authors, not her. Her research stands unrefuted.
Her research stands... nonexistent.

She’s never published research on polar bear populations.

This would be an embarrassing position to take if one had any self awareness.
 

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Her research stands... nonexistent.

She’s never published research on polar bear populations.

This would be an embarrassing position to take if one had any self awareness.
Your claim is false. Her website includes a list of her publications.
 
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