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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…

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Are Polar Bear Researchers Blinded by Belief, or Acting Dishonestly?

  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 Suggesting impending climate doom, headlines have been trumpeting polar bears are “barely surviving” and “bears are disappearing” prompted by a press release hyping the paper Polar bear…

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Australian Government Rebukes Obama’s Climate Claims

New Science Scandal: Polar Bear Researchers ‘Hide The Increase’ Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop criticises US president Barack Obama for a speech in Brisbane last weekend in which he claimed climate change threatened the Great Barrier Reef. It is highly unusual for an Australian foreign minister to openly criticise a US president. Ms Bishop also…