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An inconvenient truth: More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago
DailyCaller ^ | 02/04/2013 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 02/04/2013 1:53:46 PM PST by Daffynition

Author Zac Unger was originally drawn to the arctic circle to write a “mournful elegy” about how global warming was decimating the polar bear populations. He was surprised to find that the polar bears were not in such dire straits after all.

“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago,” Unger told NPR in an interview about his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in The Eye.” “There are about 25,000 polar bears alive today worldwide. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: arctic; globalwarming; wildlife
In the Polar Bear Capital of the World...


1 posted on 02/04/2013 1:53:54 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Gore tool Leo DiCrapio can have his picture taken with them.


2 posted on 02/04/2013 1:57:20 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Daffynition

It’s a real mystery how the population of polar bears could bee growing so large with all of those polar bears raining out of the sky in those Green commercials.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 1:57:34 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Daffynition

Must be nice to be able to sit on your ice all day long...


4 posted on 02/04/2013 1:57:47 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Daffynition
Next thing you know, seals will be "endangered" and bears will be back on the "OK to hunt list"...

sigh...doesn't it seem like a good idea to stop trying to manage Mother nature and just let the bears and the seals (and the wolves and the elk) &c, &c, come to their own "balance of nature"?

Regards,
GtG

5 posted on 02/04/2013 2:01:45 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: max americana
Even a dump fire in Churchill won't keep them at bay.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 2:02:19 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray; WhiskeyX

In the U.S. the bears are protected from hunting by non-Alaska Natives — who can hunt some polar bears for tribal needs. There are also special importation rules for polar bears and polar bear parts and products.

Polar bears are also protected by international conservation agreements between the U.S. and other countries, such as the Russian Federation.

A federal court recently threw out a federal government plan to protect polar bears and designate a 187,000-square mile area of Alaska — larger than the state of California — as a critical habitat for polar bears. The court ruled that the plan went too far, and that the government needed to correct “substantive and procedural deficiencies.”


7 posted on 02/04/2013 2:06:03 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

“There are also special importation rules for polar bears and polar bear parts and products.”

Which has been a stumbling block in my personal quest to acquire a polar bear skin rug for my bachelor pad :(


8 posted on 02/04/2013 2:12:33 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Daffynition

Polar bears falling out of the New York City sky to impact the urban landscapee and cars parked at the curbs..., where do you suppose the Global Warming crusaders got all of those polar bears to bomb New York City? (smile)


9 posted on 02/04/2013 2:14:05 PM PST by WhiskeyX
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To: Daffynition

Several thousand are said to be living on an uncharted island in the South Pacific.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 2:20:56 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Daffynition

Several thousand are said to be living on an uncharted island in the South Pacific.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 2:21:10 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: max americana

“Paging Mr DeCrapio, please pick up the white courtesy phone.”


12 posted on 02/04/2013 2:24:27 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Next thing you know, seals will be "endangered" and bears will be back on the "OK to hunt list"...

I think we should train polar bears to hunt baby seals.

13 posted on 02/04/2013 2:27:49 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Must be nice to be able to sit on your ice all day long...

Do that too much and they'll get Polaroids.

14 posted on 02/04/2013 2:31:03 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Daffynition

Okay, I don’t write or edit for a living but if there are 25K polar bears today and the article is about how they have thrived since 1973, do you think it might be significant to mention how many there were 40 years ago?


15 posted on 02/04/2013 2:36:32 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Daffynition

They all quit drinking those 32 ounce sodas.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 2:48:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Daffynition

Somehow I think polar bears are behind this whole thing —


17 posted on 02/04/2013 3:02:54 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Daffynition

Thank you, Daffy.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 3:08:15 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Daffynition

For a solitary predator like a polar bear, that is a very dense crowd.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 3:43:00 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly

Makes perfect sense the back assward moronic democrats would push and receive an ENDANGERED SPECIES act on polar bears while the population has tripled over the last 30+ years.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 3:55:36 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: BerryDingle
HA!!!
21 posted on 02/04/2013 3:58:20 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: BerryDingle
"Must be nice to be able to sit on your ice all day long... "Do that too much and they'll get Polaroids."
22 posted on 02/04/2013 4:14:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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Some URSAnine puns, indeed!


23 posted on 02/04/2013 4:46:07 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Boogieman
"my personal quest to acquire a polar bear skin rug for my bachelor pad "

Got an uncle that brought back a tiger skin rug from his early 60's - 1st visit to 'nam...
Wish I was on better terms with him so he would 'will' it to me!
24 posted on 02/04/2013 5:42:39 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Daffynition; 11B40; A Balrog of Morgoth; A message; ACelt; Aeronaut; AFPhys; AlexW; alrea; ...
Zach Unger, the John Lott of the polar bear world.

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25 posted on 02/04/2013 8:01:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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26 posted on 02/04/2013 8:02:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 8:35:16 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Daffynition

NYT: This is some of the news which is not fit to print.


28 posted on 02/05/2013 4:11:53 AM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Daffynition
More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago


29 posted on 02/05/2013 4:23:17 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Daffynition

Well, whattaya expect from ol’ “number 13”?


30 posted on 02/05/2013 4:38:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Daffynition

Some populations of polar bears are still culled up to 10% a year (about 5% legal and 5% poached). The Inuit who do the hunting believe they are not endangered. Those northern populations are also doing better with some Arctic warming.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 4:53:59 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Daffynition

The country could have a well deserved laugh if our newspaper industry wasn’t run by a bunch of butt kissers... Hey New York Times and Washington Post - talking ‘bout YOU here...


32 posted on 02/05/2013 9:17:30 AM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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To: Daffynition
The country could have a well deserved laugh if our newspaper industry wasn't run by a bunch of butt kissers... Hey New York Times and Washington Post - talking 'bout YOU here...

Liberal newspapers don't make fun of blowhards like Al Gore... hits too close to home. Or maybe they're cowards. Or they're afraid their dem handlers won't give them the 'good stuff'... Eff you New York Times.

33 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:34 AM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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