POLAR BEARS

Polar Bears are thriving and are in no way endangered

That is the conclusion of Victoria, British Columbia-based zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford as detailed in her latest STATE OF THE POLAR BEAR REPORT 2020 which can be seen here.

 

Here are the key take-aways concerning polar bears:

  • Climate activists are wrong to say that the polar bear is at risk due to climate change.

  • The bears are generally healthy throughout their range and reproducing well.

  • Polar bears number about 30,000 today, three times as many as in the 1960s.

  • The polar bear was the first species to be designated at risk, not because of real world observations, but because of theoretical model forecasts of the future.   

  • Polar bear biologists originally forecast that, if sea ice retreated to the level it is at today, only 1/3 of the population would remain. Clearly, their models do not work.

  • In the early years of the 21st century, polar bears were officially categorized as ‘threatened’ with extinction. This change in status was not driven by falls in the number of polar bears by an assumption that reductions in sea ice, caused by global warming, would harm them in the future.

  • With climate change not a threat to them and the overhunting problem solved, the polar bear is an environmental success story!

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