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  • Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

    12/07/2017 3:38:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7,2017 | Monica Showalter
    Several years ago, we were warned that bears were starving due to global warming and would be irretrievably lost. I recall the first interview I did with Alaska's then-governor, Sarah Palin, about the polar bear situation in 2008, before she got famous. I asked her if the news reports were right that polar bears were starving. I only have a reference to the link, unfortunately, but I vividly recall her most memorable quote: "Our bears are healthy bears!" She added that maybe that could be the situation in Canada, but it certainly wasn't in Alaska. Now ABC News and NBC...
  • Bad news for Warmists: North Pole ice cap the same thickness as 1940

    05/28/2017 6:49:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/28/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The apocalyptic religion of global warming/climate change stumbled upon the best animal mascot nag since Smokey the Bear when someone snapped a photo of a polar bear on an ice floe. Of course, polar bears are great swimmers, so the notion that a poor bear could be stranded on the last piece of ice remaining from the North Pole melt-off is absurd. But the religious frenzy of the Warmists holds such a myth as sacred, so the picture became its icon of compassion for cute furry objects of pity, the victims of the very carbon dioxide upon which its metabolism...
  • Fake news on polar bear survival predictions is political posturing

    01/15/2017 1:53:27 PM PST · by yoe · 8 replies
    Polar Bear Science ^ | January 9, 2017 | Susan J. Crockford
    I call this fake news because it’s not news – media headlines around the world today (New York Times, Washington Post, DailyMail) are trumpeting the release of a final version of a draft report released with (similar fanfare) more than a year ago, announced today by the US Fish & Wildlife Service in the official US government publication, (Federal Register).(Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears”) is exactly the kind of sensationalized nonsense I address in my new detailed science book, (Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change) (announced (here) and discussed (here)
  • Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

    01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving. In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.” “The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    05/23/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 23, 2016 | Adam Popescu
    BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two? They’re known as pizzlies or grolars, and they’re a fusion of the Arctic white bear and their brown cousins. It’s a blend that’s been turning up more and more in parts of Alaska and Western Canada. Last week, a strange-looking bear was shot by a hunter in Nunavut, a remote territory that curves around Canada’s Hudson Bay. Its head was large, like a grizzly’s, but its fur was white. The bear’s genetics were not...
  • Polar bears in Svalbard in good condition – so far

    The Norwegian Polar Institute has carried out a counting of polar bears in Svalbard, financed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The results show that there are probably more polar bears than the last time the bears were counted in this area in 2004, in spite of the fact that there have been many years with poor ice cover during this period. "The Barens Sea Bears" migrate between Norwegian and Russian territory. Polar bears on the Russian side were included in the previous counting, but as the Russians did not take part this time, the results are uncertain. The...
  • MELTDOWN MYTH(it is now more important than ever that ”climate deniers” be severely punished!)

    11/05/2015 8:40:05 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 26 replies
    Express ^ | 11/5/2015 | James Delingpole
    You might think this would be great news for all those scientists who have been warning us over the last few years about the impending horrors of “man-made global warming” but in fact they are not happy about it, not one bit. Here for example is Dr Jay Zwally, the lead author of this week’s surprising Nasa study that confirms that the Antarctic is gaining far more ice than it is losing. “I know some of the climate deniers will jump on this and say this means we don’t have to worry as much as some people have been making...
  • The polar bears are coming to town

    10/17/2015 7:42:14 PM PDT · by moose07 · 15 replies
    BBC Magazine. ^ | 16 October 2015 | Martina Tyrrell
    For 15 years, Irish anthropologist Martina Tyrrell has studied the relationship between humans and animals in Arviat, an Inuit community on the west coast of Hudson Bay, where the townspeople are increasingly having to cope with a large and dangerous visitor - the polar bear. It's a Sunday afternoon in mid-October. I'm standing near the cemetery at the eastern end of Arviat, with a handful of other people. All eyes are fixed on the newly formed sea ice where a polar bear bellyflops into the sea, hauls itself back on to the broken ice, and bellyflops again. Inuit men...
  • Locals, biologists free polar bear caught in fishing net in Arctic Alaska

    09/07/2015 5:09:45 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 13 replies
    Alasja Dispatch News ^ | September 6, 2015 | Michelle Theriault Boots
    Kaktovik residents and visiting biologists worked together to free a large polar bear that became entangled in a fishing net near a Beaufort Sea barrier island Saturday night. The “large male” polar bear got stuck in a net near the North Slope village of about 300 people Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological
  • Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

    07/02/2015 7:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/2/2015 | Mark Thiessen
    Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. "The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive action to address Arctic warming," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a draft recovery plan, part of the process after the agency listed the species as threatened in 2008. "Short of action that effectively addresses the primary cause of diminishing sea ice, it is unlikely that polar bears will be recovered." Halting Arctic warming will require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout,...
  • Global Warming: False Alarm Over Polar Bears Exposed — Again

    01/06/2015 7:26:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.05.15 | William F. Jasper
    The rebounding of polar bear populations over the past several decades has been a huge success story. Far from being endangered, vulnerable, or threatened, polar bears are thriving; their populations have exploded in virtually all of their habitats of the circumpolar nations. That’s good news for the polar bears, but bad news for the Polar Bear Specialist Group, the highly politicized organization of wildlife “scientists” that receives massive funding and favorable media coverage for regularly claiming that hoary arctic predators are perilously close to extinction due to human-caused global warming.The Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) is, perhaps, the best-known...
  • Arctic Sea Ice A Whole Lot More Stable Than Scientists, Al Gore Predicted

    01/06/2015 7:02:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01.05.15 | Michael Bastasch
    Despite dire predictions that the North Pole would be ice-free in the near future, Arctic Sea ice levels have been more stable than scientists predicted.  So far this winter, Arctic Sea ice levels are above where they were at the same time last winter and are well within the the standard deviation of the 1981 to 2010 variation, according to daily sea ice data.Europe’s CryoSat-2 satellite found that sea-ice volumes for the fall of 2014 were above the average extent for the last five years. Sea-ice levels were up sharply from 2011 and 2012, according to the satellite– only slightly...
  • Polar Ice Caps More Stable Than Predicted, New Observations Show

    01/05/2015 8:20:45 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Anthony Watts
    THE North and South Poles are “not melting”, according to a leading global warming expert. In fact, the poles are “much more stable” than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought. For years, scientists have suggested that both poles are melting at an alarming rate because of warming temperatures – dangerously raising the Earth’s sea levels while threatening the homes of Arctic and Antarctic animals. But the uncertainty surrounding climate change and the polar ice caps reached a new level this month when research suggested the ice in the Antarctic is actually growing. And...
  • AK Beat: Should we be worried about 'grolar' bears?

    08/15/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 23 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 15, 2014
    Are hybrids -- such as polar/grizzly bear offspring -- a bad thing? Conventional wisdom suggests that when an endangered species -- such as a polar bear -- mates with a close relative -- such as a grizzly, or brown, bear -- the resulting hybrid speeds the endangered party to the affair along the path to extinction more quickly. In fact, creatures like the one described -- called “pizzly” or “grolar” bears -- already exist. But perhaps hybridization isn’t as bad as biologists feared, a possibility the New York Times explores in a lengthy Sunday magazine piece titled “Should You Fear...
  • Want A Coke?

    06/22/2014 11:01:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 61 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine | 7/22/14 | Chuck Ness
    Sometimes I think Satan must love the way we use animals to sell products and ideas. We see Clydesdale horses used to sell beer, Camels to sell cigarettes, Ducks and Mice to sell children entertainment and to lure the family to theme parks, Owls and Black Bears to sell conservation ideas, and Polar Bears to sell everything from sodas to Global Warming. Yup, those who worship the planet have learned from the corporate world that animals are great props for selling ideas also. Makes sense when you think about it. Satan was a serpent, and the most beautiful and...
  • Global Warming Update: Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/28/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | 04/28/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great...
  • Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/25/2014 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2014 - 4:09 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice—about 16 feet thick—is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com. “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great Lakes is, for...
  • The Outrageous Deviation on the Polar Bear Symbol Thing

    02/28/2014 4:40:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | John Ransom
    I’m not sure what to make of the comment from a Canadian researcher who is calling out the Humane Society regarding ads they have run deploring polar bear hunting for the commercial trade in bear goods. I can’t peg the comments as a Leninist deviation from purely Marxist form of determinism or if it’s more of a rootless cosmopolitan deviation from a strictly Stalinist line of Polar Bearism for One Country. Truthfully, it could both and I wouldn’t know it. Nor would you—I hope. We have come so far along the progressive continuum, that I'm not sure Progressives know even...
  • Climate Change Implicated In Polar Bear Stress

    01/27/2014 5:22:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | January 25, 2014
    A group of researchers say they have established a new biomarker for how stressed polar bears are about climate change. Last year, a team reported that fluctuations in climate and ice cover are closely related to stress among polar bears in East Greenland as indicated by levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair samples. The team is hopeful this type of analysis will be beneficial once others learn that it can now be done with much greater reliability. "Nobody else has done this so far," says Jerrold Meyer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who calls himself a behavioral...