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  • 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...
  • Polar bears are modifying their diets to adapt to climate change

    01/26/2014 8:04:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    thecelebritycafe.com ^ | 1/26/2014 | Amanda Stewart,
    Polar bears are often thought as the animal that is most effected by global warming, but new research has shown that when the food they prefer is not available, the bears are willing to change their diet, according to the International Business Times. Though they prefer seal, in times when they are not available researchers have found they will eat caribou, snow geese, grass seed and berries.
  • Scientist settles legal case over study of polar bear drownings

    12/05/2013 1:42:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 4, 2013 | By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
    JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency. Charles Monnett was briefly suspended in 2011 from his work with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement — now known as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management —during an inspector general's investigation into a polar bear research contract he managed. Investigators in their report released last year said the probe was prompted by a complaint from an Interior Department employee who alleged that Monnett had wrongfully released...
  • How Trayvon's Knockout Game Went Bad

    11/22/2013 10:05:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    If no one else, WND, the New York Post, and now Fox News have started paying serious attention to an urban pastime known as "the knockout game" or occasionally as "polar bear hunting," a phenomenon that has caused at least seven deaths and countless serious injuries. The "polar bear" refers to the invariably white or at least non-black victim of a hunt by a young black male, usually one of a pack of the same. The hunters tend to prey on those who seem vulnerable. This includes old people, women, children, and, most often, clueless male liberals-- like the Pittsburgh...
  • AWFUL!… St. Louis Woman Slugged in the Face in Latest “Knock-Out” Attack (Video)[Epidemic?]

    11/22/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A St. Louis woman was slugged in the face this week in the latest local “knock-out game” attack. Via Facebook: Ashley Depew, is the younger sister who I taught at my dance studio. She was a victim of the “one Punch Knockdown,” a game that teenagers are now doing, this was done in STL a couple nights ago. Please Pray for a quick recovery as she is going under reconstruction surgery. These groups of teenagers will punch out anybody, then scatter to run. please don’t be a victim and always be aware of your surroundings! There have been several...
  • Poster boys of climate change thrive in icy Arctic: Polar bears defy concerns about extinction

    10/01/2013 7:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/01/2013 | CAROLINE GRAHAM
    * Polar bear populations have stablised and may even be increasing. * This is despite dire predictions of 70 per cent decline in numbers by 2050. * One resident of Alaskan village says 'this has been a great year for bears' A bitter wind blows off the Arctic Ocean but the mother polar bear and her two cubs standing just 50ft in front of me are in their element. For more than an hour I watch from a boat just offshore, transfixed and oblivious to the below-freezing temperatures, as the four-month-old twins gambol across the snow. For years polar bears...
  • Arctic Ocean Predicted To Be Ice Free By 2013 — Oops!

    09/24/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Junk Science: Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was in mid-September 1990. Al Gore, call your office. A 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be "ice-free by 2013" that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech has proven to be off . .. by 920,000 square miles. But then Democrats have never been good at math — or climate science. In his Dec. 10, 2007, "Earth has a fever"...
  • Hikers woken by screams during Labrador polar bear attack ( Canada )

    08/17/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 17, 2013
    Maine man badly injured in Torngat Mountains National Park. A U.S. hiker vividly recalls the night one of his fellow campers was pulled from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Maine, was badly injured during the attack at around 1:30 a.m. AT on July 24. Richard Eisenberg was with Dyer and six other hikers as part of a Sierra Club hiking trip to the remote park. He said the group woke up to the sounds of Dyer screaming as he was dragged from his tent....
  • Fox News this Sunday: PLF fights feds’ unjustified ESA listing of the polar bear

    08/10/2013 7:07:36 AM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | August 9, 2013 | Robin L. Rivett
    SACRAMENTO, CA; August 9, 2013: In a segment scheduled to air this Sunday, Fox News Supreme Court reporter Shannon Bream will interview Pacific Legal Foundation President Rob Rivett about PLF’s challenge to the federal government’s unjustified listing of the polar bear as “threatened” on the Endangered Species Act list. The case is: Safari Club International, et al. v. Jewell, et al.
  • NPR finally gets it – does this signal an end to the polar bear as poster bear for global warming?

    02/04/2013 10:46:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Image from Tundrabuggy.com – comedy added by WUWTFrom NPR: The Inconvenient Truth About Polar BearsIn 2008, reports of polar bears’ inevitable march toward extinction gripped headlines. Stories of thinning Arctic ice and even polar bear cannibalism combined to make these predators into a powerful symbol in the debate about climate change.The headlines caught Zac Unger’s attention, and he decided to write a book about the bears.Unger made a plan to move to Churchill, Manitoba, a flat, gray place on the Hudson Bay in northern Canada accessible only by train or plane. For a few months out of the year,...
  • Bear mauling victim found on Alaskan island

    10/16/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | October 16, 2012 | DAN JOLING
    Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip ... They also found evidence of a struggle. They followed a trail of disturbed vegetation and articles of clothing to the human remains, which had been partially eaten. The remains had been cached within 50 yards of the beach.
  • Scientist who saw drowned polar bears reprimanded [Environuts think he should get an apology]

    09/28/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has been reprimanded for improper release of government documents. An Interior Department official said emails released by Charles Monnett were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan. The official, Walter Cruickshank, deputy director of BOEM, said in a memo that an inspector general's investigation contained findings that Monnett had improperly disclosed internal government documents, which he said were later used against...
  • Polar bears' ancient roots pushed way back

    07/25/2012 6:22:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Science News ^ | Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | Devin Powell
    ...A new analysis of its DNA suggests that Ursus maritimus split from the brown bear between 4 million and 5 million years ago -- around the same time when, some scientists believe, the Arctic's thick sea ice first formed. With such old origins, the creature must have weathered extreme shifts in climate, researchers report online July 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Simulations of how the DNA changed over time suggest that polar bear populations rose and fell with the temperature. After thriving during cooler times between 800,000 and 600,000 years ago, the bears seem to...
  • Hunters win in vote about dead polar bears

    04/18/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans on Tuesday rode to the rescue of 41 hunters who shot polar bears in Canada at least four years ago but have been unable to bring their trophies back into the U.S. because the bears were subsequently declared an endangered species. Powered by gun-rights and hunting advocates, the House voted 262-155 in favor of letting the dead bears into the U.S. - with backers citing everything from Second Amendment priorities to the fact that two of the hunters caught up in the situation were wounded American troops. “They were in Iraq, in that heated area. The one dream...
  • Obama Administration Again Proposes Polar Bear Extinction Plan

    04/17/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Center for Biological Diversity ^ | April 17, 2012 | by Kassie Siegel
    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration announced today that it is reissuing a Bush-era regulation that sharply limits protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. Both the current proposal and the previous Bush rule exclude activities occurring outside the range of polar bears — such as the greenhouse gas emissions of industrial polluters like coal plants — from regulations that could help stop the bear’s extinction. Today’s announcement comes as a result of a court order that struck down the Bush rule in October 2011. “If polar bears are to survive we have to directly confront the greatest threat to...
  • Canada's growing polar bear population 'becoming a problem,' locals say

    03/05/2012 10:34:06 PM PST · by <1/1,000,000th% · 18 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/8/2010 | Kirk Myers
    The growing population has become “a real problem,” especially over the last 10 years, he says. During the summer and fall, families enjoying outdoor activities must be on the look-out for bears. Many locals invite along other hunters for protection. Last year, in Pelly Bay, all the bears that were captured were caught in town, Nirlungayuk says. “You now have polar bears coming into towns, getting into cabins, breaking property and just creating havoc for people up here,” he says.
  • Coke Bails on White Cans, But Not on Climate Alarmism

    12/01/2011 12:01:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 1, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Coca-Cola ’s just-announced holiday campaign to supposedly protect Arctic polar bear habitat – highlighted by the company changing its iconic red cans to white – is ending, with the company killing off its new packaging two months earlier than planned. No, Coke hasn’t seen the light on its disguised support for the global warming hoax . The images of polar bears will instead appear on redesigned red cans, after many consumers mistakenly grabbed the white cans believing they were selecting the silver-canned Diet Coke. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported that in recent days about a half-dozen customers...
  • Coke’s Polar Bear Campaign Funds WWF Disinformation

    11/15/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last month NLPC reported that during the holidays Coca-Cola will change its traditional red cans to white as part of an advertising campaign to raise $2 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s “polar bear conservation efforts.” This despite the fact that global polar bear populations are healthy ( much larger than 50 years ago ), their Arctic habitat is recovering, and the locations where a few of their numbers have declined in some cases are attributed to too much ice, not “global warming.” Since polar bears are not endangered, it’s worthwhile to investigate what WWF activities the Coke money...
  • OK, so what am I going to use in "Jack and Cokes?" instead of Coke? (Vanity "plus")

    11/03/2011 12:57:10 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 153 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple ^ | 11/4/2011 | jdsteel
    Since Coke is giving $ to the WWF, I don't want to buy their product. What is a good substitute for my "Jack & Cokes"? I don't care for "Jack & Pepsi".
  • White Coke Cans Fund Polar Bear Myths (w/Video)

    10/31/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 31, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    For years Coca-Cola has given millions of dollars to eco-extreme group World Wildlife Fund, whose alarmism and perpetration of falsehoods are unmatched among its cohorts in climate activism. Now Coke has initiated a new campaign with WWF that features its iconic advertising species in an effort to drive more funding to the international nonprofit group to “protect the polar bears’ Arctic home.” The promotion will include new packaging for Coke over the holiday season, changing its familiar red cans to white, and featuring an image of a mother polar bear and her cubs on the side. Coke says it...
  • Groups appeal Shell air permit granted by EPA (for offshore drilling in Arctic waters)

    10/24/2011 6:47:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/24/11 | AP
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Native and environmental groups are challenging a federal air permit granted to Royal Dutch Shell PLC for offshore drilling in Arctic waters. Shell hopes to drill exploratory wells next summer off Alaska's northern coasts. The Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit Friday for a Shell drill ship called the Kulluk.
  • Ruling: Polar bears can’t be used to regulate CO2

    10/18/2011 8:37:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | October 18, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Some good news on the ridiculous polar bears are endangered because of climate change front. It seems the linkage to CO2 has been..ahem, denied. I like this part: Sullivan said that Fish and Wildlife Service failed to conduct a proper environmental review when creating the protections for the polar bear. The agency must now go back and conduct an environmental assessment of the outcome of the rule, and consider other options. Oh, that’s gotta hurt.Alaska Representative Don Young said: The lawsuits to list the polar bear as endangered were never about protecting polar bears. Instead they were nothing more than...
  • Hunter facing jail for polar bear he shot a decade ago

    08/25/2011 1:37:53 PM PDT · by xp38 · 36 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 2011 August 24 | TU THANH HA
    In the latest example of the gap between Canadian and American views about polar-bear hunting, a Michigan man could face jail after pleading guilty to bringing home a mounted trophy of a bear he had legally shot in Nunavut a decade ago. Rodger Dale DeVries, 73, entered a guilty plea this week to one count of illegally importing polar-bear parts.
  • Washington, D.C. attracts ‘high estrogen’ men: tenth-best city to find romantic guy

    08/22/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    Disgusted by late night text messages, embarrassing blow-offs, and never receiving the phone call you were promised? Leading dating site Chemistry.com has a list of the top ten cities full of romantic, expressive, “high estrogen” men who probably wouldn’t slip into cad territory. Though bursting with government employees, politicians, political journalists, and all things polarizing and serious, Washington, D.C. is tenth on the list, nine spots below perpetually romantic San Francisco. Asked how bureaucratic, soulless Washington ever earned a spot on a list of romantic cities, Chemistry.com’s Dr. Helen Fisher told The Daily Caller that D.C. draws a lot of...
  • Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe

    08/11/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 11, 2011 | Audrey Hudson
    Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because the ice packs are melting—it’s the iconic image of the global warming debate. But the validity of the science behind the image—presented as an ignoble testament to our environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth—is now part of a federal investigation that has the environmental community on edge. Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to how the bears actually died,...
  • APNewsBreak: Arctic scientist under investigation (Suuporting Al Gore and his Polar Bears)

    07/28/2011 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | | – 56 mins ago | APBy BECKY BOHRER - Associated Press
    Related Content FILE - This undated file photo provided by Subhankar Banerjee shows a polar bear … JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal wildlife biologist whose observation that polar bears likely drowned in the Arctic helped galvanize the global warming movement during the last decade was placed on administrative leave while officials investigate scientific misconduct allegations.
  • Arctic scientist under investigation (Mr. Polar Bears are Dying!)

    07/28/2011 6:00:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 07-28-2011 | By BECKY BOHRER
    A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article. Charles Monnett, an Anchorage-based scientist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, or BOEMRE, was told July 18 that he was being put on leave, pending results of an investigation into "integrity issues." But he has not yet been informed by the inspector general's office of specific charges or questions related to the...
  • Sea-level rises are slowing, tidal gauge records show

    07/22/2011 6:14:36 AM PDT · by GregNH · 32 replies
    The Australian ^ | 07/22/2011 | Stuart Rintoul
    ONE of Australia's foremost experts on the relationship between climate change and sea levels has written a peer-reviewed paper concluding that rises in sea levels are "decelerating". The analysis, by NSW principal coastal specialist Phil Watson, calls into question one of the key criteria for large-scale inundation around the Australian coast by 2100 -- the assumption of an accelerating rise in sea levels because of climate change. Based on century-long tide gauge records at Fremantle, Western Australia (from 1897 to present), Auckland Harbour in New Zealand (1903 to present), Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour (1914 to present) and Pilot Station...
  • Parks Canada to permit guns in polar bear territories

    07/08/2011 4:38:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | 7 July, 2011 | Robert Hiltz
    OTTAWA — Canada may not have the second amendment, but the government will soon allow some people to bear arms in national parks with polar bears. Parks Canada announced it will be loosening restrictions in nine of its parks to allow specially licensed individuals to carry firearms for protection from polar bears. At the moment, there are significant restrictions on who may carry firearms in national parks. "There's lots of places where people should never be in Canada as a whole without a firearm. If they need to be, or want to be, in these areas . . . it...
  • Ancestry of polar bears traced to Ireland

    07/07/2011 12:36:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    Penn State ^ | July 7, 2011 | Unknown
    An international team of scientists has discovered that the female ancestor of all living polar bears was a brown bear that lived in the vicinity of present-day Britain and Ireland just prior to the peak of the last ice age -- 20,000 to 50,000 years ago. Beth Shapiro, the Shaffer Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University and one of the team's leaders, explained that climate changes affecting the North Atlantic ice sheet probably gave rise to periodic overlaps in bear habitats. These overlaps then led to hybridization, or interbreeding -- an event that caused maternal DNA from brown...
  • Polar Bear Scare (Awsome Photo)

    04/19/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    When I saw the photo above, I was reminded of the scare tactics used by the flat earth global warming crowd in a which they use photos of Polar bears in their natural habitat and claim the bear is stranded on an ice berg floating in the sea sea with the blurb like, "Stranded Polar Bears on Ice Bergs, that can't make it back to land, that end up dieing". These kinds of brainwashing ads get printed in newspapers, magazines, they use them in commercials on TV, the internet, and theaters even began using them in commercials before movies...
  • Knut died of brain disease

    03/22/2011 12:25:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Berlin - Germany's best-loved animal star, the polar bear Knut, died of brain disease, the Berlin zoo where he was born and raised announced on Tuesday. Knut, who became a global media sensation, died unexpectedly on Saturday, aged four. He keeled over and fell into the water in his enclosure in front of horrified zoo visitors. The zoo identified the cause of death after carrying out an autopsy on Monday. Knut had been a constant attraction after he was rejected by his mother at birth and hand-raised by zoo keepers. Environmental campaigners had blamed his death on the conditions of...
  • Did you think global warming alarmism was about saving polar bears?

    01/24/2011 3:08:46 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    From across the pond, AFP reports from Paris: “From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake. Compensation for losses inflicted by man-made global warming would be jaw-dropping, a payout that would make tobacco and asbestos damages look like pocket money.” We’re shocked, shocked to find people are going to sue you because of your carbon footprint. Shocked.
  • Polar bears get the better of spy cameras (video of brutal spybot murders!)

    12/29/2010 9:36:39 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies · 8+ views
    BBC ^ | 29 December 2010 | BBC unidentified
    The cameras used for a documentary on polar bears were designed to be as unobtrusive and resilient as possible. Polar Bear: Spy on The Ice used hi-tech "spy cams" to get as close as possible to the bears during summer in the Arctic islands of Svalbard. But while they were built to withstand temperatures as low as -40C, in the end most could not cope with the curiosity displayed by their subjects. Polar Bear: Spy on The Ice is broadcast on BBC One at 2000 GMT on Wednesday 29 December - or afterwards on BBC iPlayer.
  • W.H.: Polar bears not 'endangered'

    12/22/2010 5:31:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    W.H.: Polar bears not 'endangered' By: Robin Bravender December 22, 2010 06:40 PM EST The Obama administration is sticking with a George W. Bush-era decision to deny polar bears endangered species status. In a court filing Wednesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service defended the previous administration’s decision to give the polar bear the less-protective “threatened” species designation, a move that will frustrate environmentalists who hoped for stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act. FWS Director Rowan Gould said the 2008 "threatened" listing was made "following careful analysis of the best scientific information, as required by the ESA." At the time,...
  • Scientists: It's not too late yet for polar bears

    12/15/2010 10:27:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    AP on Breitbart ^ | 12/15/10 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two groups of scientists are suggesting a sliver of hope for the future of polar bears in a warming world. A study published online Wednesday rejects the often used concept of a "tipping point," or point of no return, when it comes to sea ice and the big bear that has become the symbol of climate change woes. The study optimistically suggests that if the world dramatically changed its steadily increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, a total loss of critical summer sea ice for the bears could be averted. Another research group projects that even if...
  • Feds set aside 'critical habitat' for polar bear

    11/24/2010 2:04:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 24, 2010 | Matthew Daly AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year. Tom Strickland, Interior assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate...
  • US judge orders Obama administration to clarify polar bears' Bush-era 'endangered' status

    10/20/2010 5:06:27 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 10/20/2010 | Matthew Daly
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge ordered the Obama administration on Wednesday to review whether polar bears, at risk because of global warming, are endangered under U.S. law. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wants the Interior Department to clarify a decision by the administration of former President George W. Bush that polar bears were merely threatened rather than in imminent danger of extinction. -snip- Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said in May 2008 that the bears were on the way to extinction because of the rapid disappearance of the Arctic Sea ice upon which they depend. But he stopped short of...
  • VIDEO- Environmentalist Commercial: If You Don't Cut Emissions, Children Will EXPLODE

    10/01/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/1/10 | Aurelius
    You may not believe this, but some environmentalists are insane. Take this utterly crazy video for example, which shows school children who do not cut their "carbon emissions" by at least 10% literally exploding.
  • Norwegian kayaker escapes from jaws of polar bear when partner shoots animal dead

    08/26/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Aug 2010
    A Norwegian kayaker who was dragged by his head for 45 yards in the jaws of a polar bear has told how he escaped when his expedition partner shot the animal dead. Despite protecting their tent with a trip-wire hooked to a early warning flare, Mr Nilssen woke face-to-face with the biggest land predator on Earth. The 23-year-old was dragged screaming from the tent, with his head clamped in the animal's jaws. The adult male bear flung the young explorer's body like a rag doll from side to side in an attempt to stun him, a technique typically used on...
  • Alaska Objects to Obama Administration Plan to Set-Aside California-Sized Polar Bear Habitat

    06/16/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 454+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 16, 2010 | Dan Joling AP
    Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska wildlife officials say they will object to key aspects of federal plans to provide additional protection for polar bears. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will collect testimony in Anchorage Tuesday evening on its proposal to designate critical habitat for the bears, listed two years ago as a threatened species. The agency has proposed designating 187,166 square miles of U.S. territory as polar bear critical habitat, which means it contains features essential for the conservation of a species and may require special management.
  • Polar bear population could fall by 30 per cent in a year: study (This is Hugh!)

    05/28/2010 5:03:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies · 981+ views
    thestar.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    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 world’s leading polar bear authorities and co-author of the study. “We’re looking at a decrease by 20 or 30 per cent or even much more in a year.”