State of the Polar Bear Report 2017 shows polar bears are thriving

By Dr. Susan Crockford

My new report reveals that polar bears are doing well despite recent reductions in sea-ice. It shows in details why this is so, with summaries of critical recent research.

Press release and pdf below. And read my op-ed in the National Post here.

Here it is, in pdf form: State of the Polar Bear Report 2017

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DiggerUK

Sadly they seem to have eaten all the penguins in the Arctic to have survived.
The incontrovertible evidence for that is the non existence of penguins in the Arctic.
With no penguins to eat they are going to be extinct…_

kaliforniakook

Maybe not. I’ve read that jackalopes are fleeing the lower 48 for cooler climes. Enough of those will keep the polar bears fat.

Ben of Houston

Unfortunately, jackalope numbers have been greatly depleted by chupacabra, coming North from the border, driven by desertification of the Southwest. There will not be enough to feed any polar bears. Coca-Cola has volunteered to fill the nutrition gap, but the American Diabetes Association has filed an injunction to stop them.

Tom Halla

No, both are being hunted to extinction by Bigfoot

MarkW

I thought the jackalopes were being hunted to extinction by people who wanted to mount their heads in steak restaurants?

Mickey Reno

We had better instutute an emergency crash program to repatriate our marmots, who have been trying to illegally emigrate to Canada because of climate change. If we don’t stop, soon the lower 57 contiguous states will be marmot-less. Imagine the horror of that eventuality, of knowing those cute little rodents could not find a home anywhere because we had driven them out by our callous and profligate use of Sport Utility Vehicles. And then, there’s the additional horror of these poor creatures, simply looking for a better life in a better country, savagely attacked and preyed upon by a creature that is also cute and which looks like it’s as pure as the driven snow (especially when a baby), but which quickly grows to be a terrifying killer carnivore. And I haven’t yet mentioned the societal level issues, such as what will your garden variety nilhilist use to terrorize people of laid-back persuasion as they relax in the bathtub? Do you expect them to use ferrets? That would be ridiculous. So, you had better park your SUVs, permanently. Turn them into flower boxes or dump them in the sea to create artificial reefs. Because we must not allow a marmot gap!

Very nice job, Dr. Crockford. Good to see you getting widespread publicity on it. The recent attack piece just shows how very important your carefully documented work is in countering this warmunist alarm symbol.

kenji

I echo that response, however, I have a suggestion for Dr. Crockford …
I suggest that she modify the cover page to include a MOTHER Polar Bear and TWO (not just one) adorable, cute, cuddly, Polar Bear CUBS. Because in the current “climate” of science … you must FIRST appeal to the emotions of the reader … before presenting all of the words, graphs, and charts … that they just won’t read.
Yes, illustrating FAT, cuddly, CUBS frolicking with MOM-bear … that’ll be ALL the ‘science’ necessary

Robertvd

Don’t forget to put some just eaten seal cadavers in the background with a lot of blood.

Mickey Reno

Seconded. Keep up the good work, Dr. Crockford.

not only are polar bears thriving. Canada has determined more than 1/2 thousand per year need to be harvested.
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/convention-international-trade-endangered-species/non-detriment-findings/polar-bear.html

jsuther2013

Thank you, Dr. Crockford, for a rational analysis of the so-called problem.

Tom Schaefer

My entry for picture annotation: “Does this coat make my butt look big?”

markl

Thank You Dr. Crockford for being a voice of truth and reason.

Maybe we should start polar bear colonies in Antarctica. Wait, we aren’t really concerned about polar bears that much?
Sorry for the snark. Excellent job Prof Crockford.

Robertvd

Maybe we should start penguin colonies in the Arctic.

Steve Keohane

Thank you for your work and dedication Dr. Crockford.

Tom Halla

Nice work, Dr Crockford. It appears that the only documented declines in a polar bear population were due to thick ice, not a lack of ice seasonally, which does not fit the narrative of the green blob.

Graemethecat

Unlikely this work will be reported in the Mainstream Media, unfortunately. The Guardian and the other shills for the Green movement are too invested in their lies.

Joel Snider

They’ve been thriving for a long time. ‘Still’ thriving might be a better headline.

kaliforniakook

The bears will do fine as long as we don’t over-hunt them – from helicopter.

Bob boder

Have to say it is nice to see a Dr Crockford posting with no ridiculous slanderers remarks from the no longer commenting Griff. Gone and happily forgotten, nuff said.

Javert Chip

Tragic; Griff went extinct before the bears did.
(chuckle)

Graemethecat

Made my day!
Funny thing, I rather miss Griff’s blatherings….

Ian Magness

Just finished this article and what should pop up on the (British) television? An advert from the WWF imploring us to adopt a polar bear in order to save it from the ravages of AGW.
I wonder if the WFF has ever read Dr Crockford’s work? You’d think they had higher priority animals with smaller populations and vanishing habitats to save. Apparently not.

Javert Chip

I strongly concur.
All CAGW dudes should adopt a polar bear, thus quickly reducing populations of CAGW dudes.

rapscallion

Au contraire! If you do that the Polar Bear population will increase and the CAGW Dudes will decrease, on account of be eaten by the bears they’ve adopted. I am using the word “adopted” as is “adopt a child”
Actually, it’s an excellent idea.

J Mac

Your consistent efforts to present reliable field data on polar bears is much appreciated Dr. Crockford!
It’s interesting to me that her article in the Financial Post drew criticisms not of the data presented but only ad hominem attacks.

And the same ad hominem attacks as always. There was, though, two more recitations of the Frank Luntz memo. After reading those comments, I always feel the need for a shower.

JohnWho

As long as the bears stay in the north polar region, I’m happy to hear that they are doing OK.
Now, if they start to move to Florida I won’t be as supportive at all.

They will be hunting that tasty and usually fat species that migrates to Florida beaches in winter. The Canadian snowbird.

jono1066

I just love the first page denouement,
and then taking to the driving seat, seizing of the reins and accelerating down the track leaving the others still looking for a horse.
It will be very difficult for anyone to argue with this concise and and referenced work without having to explain their previous data/modelling failures first.
Nice and clean as it should be, simply brilliant.
I was hoping for more graphs, but thats just me

JJM Gommers

Two articles on WUWT with total opposite scope, what is going on with science and MSM.!!

Lawrence Ayres

So good to see a real scientist (dealing in facts rather than agenda) laying out the bare bear facts. Good to see she is getting some publicity as well. Poor old Michael and Al are losing traction.

Pop Piasa

The way the warmist camp bashes her just shows that she threatens the gravy train they are riding. Their grants get smaller when the crisis is nullified. Same problem the rest of the jonny-come-lately academics face. What do I do when the river changes course?

Steve Zell

Great job, Dr. Crockford!
It was interesting in her report that the only region (South Beaufort) where the polar bear population was decreasing was due to too-thick sea ice in spring which prevented seals from giving birth there.

Thank you Dr. Crockford.
An excellent report.
Congratulations on your professionalism.

nc

I wonder what kind of resistance Dr. Crockford receives considering her location. The university of Victoria is a bastion of green utopia as is the relatively nearby Universities of British Columbia and Simon Fraser. Also these are the bastions of David Suzuki and Andrew Weaver. The whole metro Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island are all irrational greenies. I have nothing against being so called green its just the irrational kind. Not a whole lot of critical thinking at these schools or area takes place.
Oh also, British Columbia also has a carbon tax, to save the polar bears.

Brett Keane

I wonder what the thick ice wrecking the sealing off part of NE Canada will do to the bears. If they are there. “Eaten!”, anyone?

John F. Hultquist

Thanks Susan.

Jones

Extinct Polar Bears will become a rare and exciting event.

Gerald Machnee

Have a great conference, Dr. Crockford!

Roger Knights

How did the talk at the public library in Toronto go today?

Hi all,
Just back from my coffee house gig in Toronto featuring the polar bear issue. It was great fun. Not a packed house but there were people there really interested in the issue and asked good questions. We had a former CBC radio host moderating: it was more like a live interview, something I’ve never done before. Very good experience.
The launch event at the library this morning also attracted a good audience. Some had been invited of course but a few others found out about it and came along. It also went very well and there were lots of excellent questions after my short presentation about the report. Sadly, no journalists but apparently the federal gov’t released it’s budget today, so they were probably just too busy.
Thanks so much to Anthony for posting my announcement here and to all of those who’ve left positive feedback on the report and the op-ed at the Financial Post. Slowly, more and more members of the public will come to learn about the inconsistencies in the literature, and between the literature and what some polar bear experts say to the media.
I’ll post more on my own blog when I get home but I’ve got an early morning flight.
Cheers and thanks again for your support.
Susan

SteveC

Dr. Crockford… Going to Make Polar Bears Great Again?

BruceC

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Greytide

Thank you Dr. Crockford. So nice to see some real science. Looking forward to seeing this on the BBC but not holding my breath!!

I predict the alarmists will be extinct in 50 years and the polar bears still thriving 100,000 years from now. Later this century the alarmists will be viewed as idiotic witches and CAGW as weather cooking

What the heck? I was just reading a post on an NBC site about Paul Allen’s ‘Stratolaunch’ twin-fuselage plane designed to launch rockets into orbit, and I see a link for an article entitled,
Scientists Hatch Bold Plan to Save Polar Bears
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/scientists-hatch-bold-plan-save-polar-bears-ncna851356
The article begins,

For the past two decades, scientists have been monitoring the effects of a warming Arctic on the world’s polar bears — and the bears’ future has looked increasingly bleak.
The latest estimates suggest that Arctic sea ice is disappearing by 14 percent a decade, drastically limiting the bears’ ability to hunt the seals on which they feed. And research on bears living on the Arctic islands of Svalbard shows that the animals are now reproducing at a rate one-fifth of that seen just 20 years ago. . .

I guess I should not be surprised that the CAGW industry is still at it, but I’ve been spending my browsing time at political sites, naively assuming that Dr Crockford’s work has at least stilled the worst of the apocalyptic ‘polar bear’ prophecies—but apparently not. Do the ‘experts’ cited in this article even know of her?
/Mr Lynn

Edit: I now see that Eric Worrall has a post on the same article just below. /LEJ

Jaap T

The bears need more sea ice, right? How about some sea ice near the Isle of Wight? Makes it easier to spot & count them 🙂
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scotland-on-red-alert-for-up-to-40cm-of-snow-d95070zmx
“…
Swathes of Scotland have been placed on red alert for snow for the first time as the sea froze over in the Isle of Wight.
…”

Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
Reblogged (perhaps redundantly) to highlight Dr. Crockford’s comment in the thread:
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susanjcrockford February 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm
Hi all,
Just back from my coffee house gig in Toronto featuring the polar bear issue. It was great fun. Not a packed house but there were people there really interested in the issue and asked good questions. We had a former CBC radio host moderating: it was more like a live interview, something I’ve never done before. Very good experience.
The launch event at the library this morning also attracted a good audience. Some had been invited of course but a few others found out about it and came along. It also went very well and there were lots of excellent questions after my short presentation about the report. Sadly, no journalists but apparently the federal gov’t released it’s budget today, so they were probably just too busy.
Thanks so much to Anthony for posting my announcement here and to all of those who’ve left positive feedback on the report and the op-ed at the Financial Post. Slowly, more and more members of the public will come to learn about the inconsistencies in the literature, and between the literature and what some polar bear experts say to the media.
I’ll post more on my own blog when I get home but I’ve got an early morning flight.
Cheers and thanks again for your support.
Susan