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Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada polar bears: expert panel
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gordo
2018-12-05 18:04:02 UTC
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Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada polar bears: expert panel

This usually wakes up the drongos
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/12/04/18/disappearing-arctic-sea-ice-threatens-canadas-polar-bears-expert-panel

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Byker
2018-12-06 00:07:37 UTC
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Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada polar bears: expert panel
OTTAWA, Canada - A committee of wildlife experts warned Monday that
Canada's largest land predator, the polar bear, was at risk of
disappearing from its vast Arctic landscape as melting Arctic sea ice
makes hunting prey a challenge.
"It is clear we will need to keep a close eye on this species," Graham
Forbes, co-chair of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada (COSEWIC) said in a statement. "Significant change is coming
to its entire range."more
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/12/04/18/disappearing-arctic-sea-ice-threatens-canadas-polar-bears-expert-panel
# of polar bears:

1950: 5,000

Today: 25,000+
Catoni
2018-12-06 01:10:25 UTC
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Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada polar bears: expert panel
This usually wakes up the drongos
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/12/04/18/disappearing-arctic-sea-ice-threatens-canadas-polar-bears-expert-panel
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Bullshit ! !

Now... a couple of true facts for comrade Gordo:

Survival of polar bears over a hundred thousand years (at least) of highly variable sea ice coverage indicates that those biologists who portend a doomed future for the polar bear have grossly underestimated its ability to survive vastly different conditions than those that existed in the late 1970s when Ian Stirling began his polar bear research. Sea ice has varied – countless dozens of times – over the short term (decades-long climate oscillations) and the long term (glacial-to-interglacial cycles of thousands of years).

Over the last 100,000 years, there have been periods of much less ice than today, but also much, much more. Polar bear population numbers probably fluctuated up and down in conjunction with some of these sea ice changes but the polar bear as a species survived – and so did all of the Arctic seal species it depends on for food. Such survival indicates that these Arctic species, in an evolutionary sense, are very well-adapted to their highly-variable habitat.

Polar bears today are well distributed throughout their available territory, which is a recognized characteristic of a healthy species.

These are all good reasons to feel good about the current status of the polar bear. It is plain to see that these ice-dwelling bears are not currently threatened with extinction due to declining sea ice, despite the hue and cry from activist scientists and environmental organizations. Indeed, because the polar bear is doing so well, those who would like to see polar bears listed as “threatened” depend entirely upon dramatic declines in sea ice prophesied to occur decades from now to make their case.

From: https://polarbearscience.com/2013/02/26/ten-good-reasons-not-to-worry-about-polar-bears/

Professor Susan Janet Crockford, Ph.D. (born 1954) is a Canadian zoologist, author, and blogger specializing in Holocene mammals. She is currently an adjunct professor in Anthropology at the University of Victoria. She is best known for her blog posts on polar bear biology, which oppose the scientific consensus that polar bears are threatened by ongoing climate change. Dr. Crockford has studied Polar Bears for more than thirty years.
Dr. Crockford is a zoologist with more than 35 years experience, including published work on the Holocene history of Arctic animals. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia and work full time for a private consulting company co-owned with two colleagues, Pacific Identifications Inc.

https://polarbearscience.com
gordo
2018-12-06 18:50:07 UTC
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Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada polar bears: expert panel
This usually wakes up the drongos
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/12/04/18/disappearing-arctic-sea-ice-threatens-canadas-polar-bears-expert-panel
Dec 04 2018
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Bullshit ! !
Survival of polar bears over a hundred thousand years (at least) of highly variable sea ice coverage indicates that those biologists who portend a doomed future for the polar bear have grossly underestimated its ability to survive vastly different conditions than those that existed in the late 1970s when Ian Stirling began his polar bear research. Sea ice has varied – countless dozens of times – over the short term (decades-long climate oscillations) and the long term (glacial-to-interglacial cycles of thousands of years).
Over the last 100,000 years, there have been periods of much less ice than today, but also much, much more. Polar bear population numbers probably fluctuated up and down in conjunction with some of these sea ice changes but the polar bear as a species survived – and so did all of the Arctic seal species it depends on for food. Such survival indicates that these Arctic species, in an evolutionary sense, are very well-adapted to their highly-variable habitat.
Polar bears today are well distributed throughout their available territory, which is a recognized characteristic of a healthy species.
These are all good reasons to feel good about the current status of the polar bear. It is plain to see that these ice-dwelling bears are not currently threatened with extinction due to declining sea ice, despite the hue and cry from activist scientists and environmental organizations. Indeed, because the polar bear is doing so well, those who would like to see polar bears listed as “threatened” depend entirely upon dramatic declines in sea ice prophesied to occur decades from now to make their case.
From: https://polarbearscience.com/2013/02/26/ten-good-reasons-not-to-worry-about-polar-bears/
IMPORTANT UPDATE March 13, 2013 ,
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Professor Susan Janet Crockford, Ph.D. (born 1954) is a Canadian zoologist, author, and blogger specializing in Holocene mammals. She is currently an adjunct professor in Anthropology at the University of Victoria. She is best known for her blog posts on polar bear biology, which oppose the scientific consensus that polar bears are threatened by ongoing climate change. Dr. Crockford has studied Polar Bears for more than thirty years.
Dr. Crockford is a zoologist with more than 35 years experience, including published work on the Holocene history of Arctic animals. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia and work full time for a private consulting company co-owned with two colleagues, Pacific Identifications Inc.
Crockford, who has also said that “‘polar bear expert’ describes me
just as well as ‘dog evolution expert,’” has not published in any peer
reviewed journals on polar bears. Crockford consistently claims that
her work shows polar bears are not being endangered by global warming.
A search of Google Scholar returns a number of articles related to
early dog domestication. However, Crockford has prolifically posted
polar bear articles on her own blog and in regular reports at the
Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), which are often echoed by an
extensive network of climate change denial blogs, conservative news
sources like Breitbart, and climate change denial think tanks and
organizations. [3], [4]
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https://polarbearscience.com
Ian Stirling, who has spent more than four decades studying polar
bears and publishing over 150 papers and five books on the topic, says
Crockford has “zero” authority on the subject. [2], [7]

“If you tell a lie big enough, often enough, people will begin to
believe it,” said Ian Stirling. “The denier websites have been using
her and building her up as an expert.” [7]

Sterling co-authored a 2017 paper in the journal BioScience looking at
a tactic used by climate change denial blogs to attack the symbols of
climate change, rather than the science behind it. Motherboard
reported that the study also found that, by examining 45 blogs that
deny or question climate science, 80 percent of those blogs referenced
a single site with reference to polar bears: that of Susan Crockford.
[8]

AlleyCat
2018-12-06 01:41:14 UTC
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On Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:04:02 -0700, gordo says...
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Where's that ICE-FREE Arctic, Al Gore promised we'd have a few years back.

Why are there still Polar Bears around. He said they'd all drown, since
they couldn't find any ice floes.

Polar Bears will drown, not able to find ice. 100% wrong

The Polar bears are flourishing.

https://vimeo.com/246712630

"If we go back 8000 years in the Holocene period, our current
interglacial, it was much warmer than it is today. Now, the polar bears
obviously survived that period... they're with us today... they're very
adaptable and these warm periods in the past (we call hipsy thermals),
posed no problem for them." - Dr. Ian Clark, PhD.

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http://polarbearscience.com/2013/02/26/ten-good-reasons-not-to-worry-
about-polar-bears/

1) Polar bears are a conservation success story. Their numbers have
rebounded remarkably since 1973 and we can say for sure that there are
more polar bears now than there were 40 years ago.

See that? TODAY... NOT from 2010. What the fuck is Borenstein and your
dumbass trying to prove, writing about Polar Bear populations from FOUR
FUCKING YEARS AGO, when they've rebounded since then.

Moron.

2) The only polar bear subpopulation that has had a statistically
significant decline in recent years is the one in Western Hudson Bay.

3) Polar bears in the US portion of the Chukchi Sea are in good condition
and reproducing well, while sea ice in the Bering Sea has rebounded from
record lows over the last ten years - good reasons not to be worried about
polar bears in the Chukchi.

4) A survey by the Nunavut government in 2011 showed that polar bear
numbers in Western Hudson Bay have not declined since 2004 as predicted
and all available evidence indicates that Hudson Bay sea ice is not on a
steadily precipitous decline - good reasons not to be worried about Hudson
Bay bears.

5) Population decreases in polar bear numbers attributed to earlier sea
ice breakup in Western Hudson Bay (see 4, above) have not been anywhere
near as severe as the catastrophic decline that took place in 1974 in the
eastern Beaufort Sea, which was associated with exceptionally THINK sea
ice.
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