Skip to comments.Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’
Posted on 05/31/2014 7:09:18 AM PDT by grundle
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.
PBSG has for years said that global polar bear populations were between 20,000 and 25,000, but these estimates are likely much lower than how many polar bears are actually living in the world.
Based on previous PBSG estimates and other research reports, it appears there are probably at least another 6,000 or so bears living in these regions and perhaps as many as 9,000 (or more) that are not included in any PBSG global population estimate, Crockford wrote on her blog.
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DAMN LIES!!! THERE IS CONSENSUS!!!
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Leftists have politicized EVERYTHING. And at every turn, the end justifies the means. Lie, cheat, steal? No problem if it advances ‘Progressive Ideology’. Appalling.
Any Word yet to this from Al Bore er.. Gore?
Indeed! The world has a fever and the only solution is more cowbell! Or bovine backpack fart mitigation devices! Or something! For the Children!
Won’t anyone do something for THE CHILDREN????
Were you lying then or are you lying now?
It’s frustrating to see how these extremists manipulate children’s emotions about polar bears and other wildlife, to get kids at a young age to believe in global warming.
Somebody committed fraud.
Stealing the only good line from a very stupid movie,
Welcome to a Marxist world, where science is whatever you want it to be to advance your political goals........
Dems, their media & educational spokespeople have now adopted this as resolute policy.
As in Public Broadcasting System & fellow travelers
Public demand for WHAT?
Khrushchev said it plainly “We won’t get you but we will get your children”. Those children he got v via communist takeover of the schools now teach other children in schools and colleges themselves.
And college today is very much filled with ‘children’ Their intellectual growth has been intentionally held at child level so as to be easier to manipulate.
Alinsky directed this over and over in his writings. The goal is always POWER and do whatever is necessary to get it. Go along, appear moderate take popular positions but always with the goal of gaining more POWER! You see it every day in these people. BTW Hillary was and is a devout follower of Alinsky. If she gets elected it will be Obama's regime on steroids!
Very good. I think you “hit it right on the head!”
Very good. I think you “hit it right on the head!”
Robert Greene’s “48 Laws of Power” is must read for any one wanting to understand life in the world today. Alynski may have directed the ‘how’ but Greene explains ‘why’.
“...scam to get taxpayer dollars to fund more erroneous projects and studies and create more job security for those tasked with those projects and studies”
Absolutely true. Good post.
Many studies are just gravy trains for bureaucrats, academics, and contractors. The trick, of course, is to design the study to produce the desired findings. And a really “good” study spawns even more studies.
Had ENOUGH Yet ?
Oh I had enough a long time ago. The problem is that I can’t get enough people to elect principled conservatives to fry these bastards in a court of law.
Too many people will settle for winning for the sake of winning, then bitch when the ‘winners’ perpetuate the problem. Until that changes, nothing changes.
Ice gangstas. :-)
They gain money and power from this. Nobody has ever stopped them, or even slowed them down.
We point out their hypocrisy and corruption, but that does nothing. They laugh at us.
Expect more of the same from liberals and for it to get worse.
Thanks for the tip, Norm. I just scanned them. Insightful stuff.
AKA "a SWAG". Scientific Wild Ass Guess".
Should be a couple of empty lines between ‘Power’ and ‘Is’. Cannot change the post now.
Point out the financial waste and abuse in any government agency or program, and you get laughed at. Even politicians claim that it would cost more to alleviate the fraud and abuse than what the fraud and abuse costs.
Makes one wonder how many cronies of policians are ‘in’ on the fraud and abuse.
Similar with the openness of the southern border. They keep it that way for a reason — they benefit from it.
The science is settled!
67.3% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
We were “swegged” by bureau-scientists.
“S.W.E.G.” is an acronym for “Scientific Wild Eyed Guess”, something that scientists employed by agencies are prone to do.
Why do they exhibit this most undesirable behavior? The answer is actually found in their hormone balance, which was changed when they were neutered so that they could sing in their Agency Choir.
Yes, they are the “Scientific Castrati”, sterilized and sanitized for your enjoyment.
There are times when I vigorously disagree with Talk show hoat Dennis Praeger. Not often here in FR’s,and usually by screaming at my radio set.
Praeger this week interview a guy who completely exposed the New York Times as a fraud resorting to agenda driven news fabrication as it does countless times.
Remember way back when it reported a viscious murder of a young Queen’s New York woman comming home late at night. Off her shift as a bar/maid waitress. Who was stabbed to death multiple times in the entranceway to her building that was wittnessed by 38 people who never called the cops or tried to interefere ?
It was a complete fabrication, a lie. That story made the rounds to the extent it was used as an example as man’s callousness (specifically directed at New Yorkers) and indifference as well as unwillingness to get involved. In fact Praeger admitted he used that episode many times to illustrate man’s cruelty to man and in this interview with the suthor lamented doing so.
Unfortunately I remember off hand the interview but not the victims name which I know was Italian but not accurately enough to spell it out here or the author’s name or book title in the time frame allowed to post comments here in FR.
My point in posting this comment is that Polar bear story was eagarly spread by that same publication The New York Times considered “a news outlet of record” giving it a credability it doesn’t deserve.
The next time any talk show host or other conservative news sources apply any reference to that publication. They should asked and I for one will be doing this. Using this query;
Why are you grasping at straws using the premier agenda driven propaganda medium of the lefties The New York Times as a source of support for your assertion ? Without stating what it is. And reminding your listener or reader what it is.
Time to Tear It Down !
That book pretty much explains it all. I cannot recommend it enough. It is about the most important work on the subject of power since “The Prince” and in many ways surpasses it.
What is frustrating to me is seeing the knowledge in it played out daily and not being able to convince people to get a copy and learn for themselves.
And then USE that knowledge where possible.
Oh I had enough a long time ago. The problem is that I cant get enough people to elect principled conservatives to fry these bastards in a court of law.
Cannot afford to enrich lawyers, so must resort to civil disobedience and monkey warfare. Crippling the Department of Propaganda, even locally, is a daunting task.......And we vote, though I must confess only once each election.
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