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Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’
Daily Caller ^ | 05/30/2014 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 06/02/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT by kingattax

This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right — especially when under intense public pressure for answers.

Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”

Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did not include them in their official estimate — but the polar bear group did include other subpopulation estimates.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: iucn; pbsg; polarbear; searchpolarbear
God save us from lunatic scientists and evil politicians.
1 posted on 06/02/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Polar Bears adapting to human civilization?


From Australian Climate Madness...
2 posted on 06/02/2014 2:54:27 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kingattax

They admit it was a guess pulled out of their butts, but they try to defend it still by saying it was a “qualified” guess.
Any other field, and they’d be laughed out of a job.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 2:55:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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Polar Bears almost went extinct....

IN THE 1950s....

Their numbers are actually HIGHER NOW than before we started hunting them in the early 1900’s....

Polar Bear population recovery is an example of resounding success in species that were nearly killed off. In fact it was more successful than the Buffalo in sheer numbers ALONE!!!


4 posted on 06/02/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kingattax

Can I give pollution made up estimates for my new car tire fueled power plant? As long as my bogus data about how squeaky clean it is makes the people who want the plant happy it is all good in the hood with the EPA...... Right???????


5 posted on 06/02/2014 2:56:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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so they could lie to ,mislead etc etc etc the stupid public ?


6 posted on 06/02/2014 2:59:37 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kingattax

We knew it!


7 posted on 06/02/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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That sure is some satisfying polar bear data. Is there a menthol version?


8 posted on 06/02/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: kingattax
The world has 10 million lawyers, and not one willing to sue these scammers?

Seriously, lots of people need to go to jail for this scam.

9 posted on 06/02/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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