Skip to comments.Polar bear population could fall by 30 per cent in a year: study (This is Hugh!)
Posted on 05/28/2010 5:03:39 PM PDT by PROCON
A mathematical analysis for the first time has uncovered the prospect of a sudden, dramatic decline among Canadian polar bears as they starve to death.
This is much, much different. This is not a gradual change, said Dr. Andrew Derocher, one of the worlds leading polar bear authorities and co-author of the study. Were looking at a decrease by 20 or 30 per cent or even much more in a year.
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It’s not Hugh! It’s Series!
An icon to humanity in the history of the world not easily forgotten he is. /s
Can’t Acorn come up with some government program for these bears? They can bribe potential Democrat votes in the strangest places.
Now it could be a statement about an Obama economy.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute will be bestowing the Julian Simon Award on Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick for their efforts in debunking Mann's hockey stick at CEI's 2010 Dinner, June 17 at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001.
Polar bear population declining in Canada but increasing in Alaska (last I heard). Did all of their food migrate to the U.S.?
I know ONE way to help the bears in their pitiful plight. Take the lying pantload who wrote that drivel and FEED HIM to the polar bears. Or not! Bears might not care to eat something that is 98% bull feces, as this guy surely is!
Here’s the BAD news! We are ALL going to be extinct. Some of us probably faster than we think. Polar bears gone? So what. The world going to end? Doubt it. Species and genera come and go. We’re all just a flush away from the final swirl!
On a similar note, the giant sloth population is also declining and may disappear soon due to global warming.
If you believe in evolution, then you will believe that life will evolve and continue and new species will arise to replace the old.
A 30% decrease from their 300% increase over the past few years would probably be a normal correction.
That said, just about anything COULD happen. And why 30%? Why not 25% or 35%?
Why hadn't I heard about this? I'm stuned.
Racist! They only wan’t to save them cause they are white! What about the black bears? What about the brown bears?
I was in the shower with my sister’s mousse! What did I miss?
Anyone bring cheese?
I accuse Dr. Andrew Derocher of being a fraud. He bills himself as a “Polar Bear” scientist (biologist) and sells “experiences” studying the polar bears. You can bet that he would receive zero research dollars if he reported that polar bear populations are growing. Of course, they are growing, so he does not claim that they are not, Instead,he claims that the “fragmentation of ice” will cause their population to collapse. Note, their population has not collapsed. Fragmentation of ice is a meaningless phrase that cannot describe what is going on with arctic ice. Arctic ice is doing what is has always done, growing in winter and shrinking in summer. Differences in ice pack can be explained by variations in wind and currents, not by temperature changes.
These idiot biologists are the most rabid of the global warming nutcases.
“Mathematical analysis” = “computer model” = something that requires absolutely no research.
“Polar bear population could fall by 30 per cent in a year: study”
So could my weight, but neither are likely.
I was just making fun of the “Hugh” by saying “Series” instead of “Serious”.
This is the Obama Peace Prize for white bears.
The article actually states polar bears are at their highest number in 50 years, but computer projections indicate their number might soon decline.
And a 10km diameter neutron star COULD slam into the earth tomorrow at 0.99 times the speed of light, instantly crushing the Earth out of existence (and incidentally killing everyone).
But it’s not likely...
Prevent the polar bears from starving to death!
Shoot them first!!!!
humanely, of course.
I’m betting on wolves out competing them for the food on land.
That’s happening to Griz in the lower 48.
Bears, not so much, the relationship has been rather one-way, and humans are generally on the menu.
I know, canine preference, and ursine discrimination, but 30,000 years is a long time. I'm rooting for the wolves.
Do liberals have opposing thumbs? I mean, has anyone actually checked?
It’s the Health Care, Stupid.
I wasn’t rooting for either side, just accounting for cause and effect, so they quit with the globull warming chant...
Yes, overpopulation. It happens in nature all them time. Eat more polar bear.
Polar Bear biologist at the University of Alberta. Its the only gig that this idiot has, and if he were to admit that the population was growing, his gig might end. So, he hangs his hat on some lame brained computer model that claims if pigs were butterflys, polar bears would be in deep doo doo. What is really amazing is the numbers of earth muffins who continue to sign up for his polar bear safaris. This guy clearly understands that there's a fool born every minute.
I wish the white tail deer population would fall.
I’m sure a generous government grant to his polar bear research fund will save them.
I’m thinking a polar bear Czar may be needed here: Give them a government `paw-up’, re-locate a few couples to Antarctica so they can re-build their lives, give them small business loans, some section VIII federal guaranteed housing, seal stamps, and they’ll be right as rain. Or snow.
But, of course! (slapping forehead) How could I forget?
“Cant Acorn come up with some government program for these bears?”
There is no ACORN. Do you mean ACORM, or ACORD, or ACORG, or whatever it’s called now?
Use the dead polar bear bodies to “plug the hole”! Both problems solved.
Quick, send lots of democrat tourists. Like, all of congress. Luxurious pork.
In the women’s lingerie department at Walmart?
The story, not a science based study, is by an environmental group that bases its belief off of global warming trend analysis of our Climate Gate Gang of Hockey Stick Players.
The main foundation of their fantasy is a reduced living area of the polar bears. That is turning around this year.
The earth is heading into a solar minimum or a mini-ice age based on sunspot activity models from 1600 to 1830.
My work is at nationalforestlawblog.com Oct Newsletter under my name.
Universities are full of these people.
They have the time to do this "research" because they don't have real jobs.
They present these "studies" that extrapolate data based on probability and statistics to come to some "conclusion." These "conclusions" are based on GUESSES for many variables that are unknown. The conclusions have a probability attached to them. The variables they guessed at can steer the probability high or low depending on the sensitivities.
It is important to note they do not tell us the probability of this mass polar bear death event. I'd bet it is very very low.
In short, these studies are MEANINGLESS because they are simply probable predictions with less weight than a prediction I will win the next Powerball Lottery jackpot.
Your nicer than I am.