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It’s official! You can stop worrying about “climate change” effects on the polar bears, seals, and walrus – they’ve seen it all before, including ice-free summers

Paleoclimate + genetic study confirms: Arctic species adapted to sea ice changes Guest essay by Dr. Susan Crockford A new paper that combines paleoclimatology data for the last 56 million years with molecular genetic evidence concludes there were no biological extinctions over the last 1.5M years despite profound Arctic sea ice changes that included ice-free summers:…

A Svalbard polar bear in the fall of 2015

More scientific evidence that polar bears are doing just fine – a 30 42% increase in population with some of them “as fat as pigs.”

Guest essay by Dr. Susan J. Crockford of polarbearscience.com * see update below on the % number Survey Results: Svalbard polar bear numbers increased 30 42% over last 11 years Results of this fall’s Barents Sea population survey have been released by the Norwegian Polar Institute and they are phenomenal: despite several years with poor ice conditions,…

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Petition Congress to Investigate USGS Polar Bear Research Methods

More Research Finds Polar Bears’ Condition Unaffected by Reduced Summer Sea Ice. Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Reasons to Petition Congress to Investigate USGS’ Dubious Polar Bear Claims Sign Petition Here: Although the…

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Claim: polar bears can’t subsist on anything but seals

From the United States Geological Survey and the department of omnivorous dining comes this: Polar bears unlikely to thrive on land-based foods ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey found that polar bears, increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating terrestrial foods including berries,…

A [fat] polar bear is shown on the north slope of Alaska. Credit: Eric Regehr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Another ‘polar bears are in trouble’ story….yawwwn

From the University of Washington and the department of unbearable press releases: First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems. The precarious state of those mammals is underscored in a…

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Faux polar bear figures

Susan Crockford, Special to Financial Post (republished at WUWT with permission from the author) Polar bears are a conservation success story. However, you’d never know that from the output of polar bear researchers, who lately seem to have forgotten that the most crucial part of their job is the unbiased collection and presentation of scientific…