March 11 2019
Polar Bears Are Thriving! Facts on Ground Prove Decline Claims Look Silly
Global Warming Report: A new report finds that, contrary to the predictions of many scientists, polar bears are actually thriving.…
Global Warming Report: A new report finds that, contrary to the predictions of many scientists, polar bears are actually thriving.
“Numbers are so high that Inuit leaders have been pleading with the Canadian government for more polar bear population control as violent attacks against native populations have dramatically risen in recent years,” pointed out Marc Morano at the Climate Depot website, which presents evidence countering the claim that mankind is causing catastrophic global warming.
A decade ago, many scientists predicted the population of polar bears would be down by 67 percent about now.
But the report by zoologist Susan Crockford, writing for the non-partisan Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank, found that the bears are thriving.
Her study noted the finding “contradicts claims by environmentalists and some scientists that falls in sea ice would wipe out bear populations.”
Crockford wrote there now is “very little evidence to support the idea that the polar bear is threatened with extinction by climate change.”
She wrote: “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.”
She said 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,” she wrote. “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.”
The London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation describes itself as being “open-minded on the contested science of global warming” while remaining “deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the policies currently being advocated.”
The report shows that polar bear numbers have risen since 2005, despite the summer sea ice in 2018 being at a low point.
“Despite marked declines in summer sea ice, Chukchi Sea polar bears continue to thrive: reports from the first population-size estimate for the region, performed in 2016, show bears in the region are abundant (almost 3000 individuals), healthy and reproducing well,” the evaluation found.
“National Geographic received such a profound backlash from its widely viewed ‘this is what climate change looks like’ starving polar bear video, released in late 2017, that in 2018 it made a formal public apology for spreading misinformation,” the report said. (Emphasis added. Read More)