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Polar bears refuse to cooperate in doomsday predictions for their species
One of the most appealing, albeit disingenuous pictures that the climate alarmists used to push their agenda was that of a polar bear on a small bit of melting ice. With that they claimed that global warming was melting the bear’s habitat and that they were close to extinction.
The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing.
The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would fall to as low as 610 because of warming temperatures that melt ice faster and ruin bears’ ability to hunt. The Hudson Bay region, which straddles Nunavut and Manitoba, is critical because it’s considered a bellwether for how polar bears are doing elsewhere in the Arctic.
So in the most critical of polar bear habitats, the polar bear population is 66% higher than what the alarmists said it would be with the increase in temperatures.
But we’re supposed to give their doomsday prophecies credibility?
Of course other researchers disagree. Interestingly the Inuit communities disagree with the alarmist researchers.
By the way, as an aside, we never see pictures like this when the alarmists want to make us empathize with those cuddly little white bears do we?