For Halloween: Climate Scares -Debunked #8

This is the third of 10 videos highlighting false climate scares by climate alarmists. This one shows how climate alarmists have long predicted polar bears were in danger of extinction due to global warming. Not true.

Happy Halloween! And find real scares this year, not fake ones the climate alarmists have foisted on your children.

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18 thoughts on “For Halloween: Climate Scares -Debunked #8

  1. far too fast to read and stopped after the first myth about polar bears.

    If you want to appear as logical reasoned argument use “refuting” rather than “myth busting” , anyone talking about incorrect ideas as myths has an agenda. I don’t listen even if I may share the sentiment.

    Anyone who believes your “myths” will switch off too. Pretty pointless attitude.

    • Greg

      You must be a slow reader because I could keep up.

      However, I must have ‘mythed’ something because I didn’t see “Myth Busting” used once in that video.

      Quite why someone would have an agenda when they use the word myth is beyond me. The Greeks used it a lot in story telling.

      I believe the facts delivered in these videos as no one can call them myths…..sorry, refute them because they are facts. Or do you have credible evidence to the contrary?

    • One can always stop the video or change its playback speed to 0.75, etc., in fact the music is really spooky at that speed.

    • Yes. I agree! Please do something about producing better quality videos.

      It is a problem I noticed with the others in the series too.

      Its fine for me, but the comments about slowing the playback or pausing don’t help if you want to send these to you friends (i.e. the intended audience).

      As they are, they are unusable, but the point they make is good.

    • Greg, I am slow while doing math. Everyone has something. If these videos are passing too quickly, click on the white “gear” icon and adjust the playback speed by a bit.

  2. It seems that as Susan Crockford goes on her world tour, the Guardian has finally noticed that, actually, those cuddly polar bears are doing extremely well despite all the predictions and they are to, er, rebalance their climate change images in favour of humans and, as you can see from the link below, pollution that has got nothing whatsoever to do with AGW.
    If you google “Guardian polar bears climate change” or similar, you will see a relentless, continual list of Guardian articles over the years ranting on about the catastrophe that climate change has been to polar bears and showing images of dead or dying polar bears that clearly have resulted from such, in their view.
    Now in this long, rambling article of self-justification, you get such gems as: “We know, from years of experience, that people love polar bears and pandas, so it is easy to see how these appealing creatures have become the emblems for the topics of endangered species and what we previously termed as global warming. Often, when signalling environmental stories to our readers, selecting an image of a polar bear on melting ice has been the obvious – though not necessarily appropriate – choice. These images tell a certain story about the climate crisis but can seem remote and abstract – a problem that is not a human one, nor one that is particularly urgent.
    So it made sense when we heard that research conducted by the team at Climate Visuals has shown that people respond to human pictures and stories. Images that show emotion and pictures of real situations make the story relevant to the individual.”
    Is there anywhere in this article an admission that all the stuff the Guardian has come out with on polar bears has turned out to be complete rubbish? You already know the answer!

    • Ian Magness

      The Graun, admit it’s wrong?

      It would have socialist SJW’s going back generations turning in their graves.

    • This summer, the British media published dramatic headlines issuing climate warnings and covered in detail the negative impact of the crisis, but the images were typically of people taking pleasure in the environment. The contradiction in messaging, between the headlines and imagery, can undermine the effect of the reporting and how we perceive the risks.

      I’m naive, I always thought the point of journalism was to present the facts not making sure the message got across.

    • And one of the images is of a child sledding in the snow… dated December 2017. Doesn’t the Grauniad know that the poor children aren’t supposed to know what snow is anymore? Or was that just another example of the extreme weather events more likely with global warming?

  3. Now here’s something that might be a bit more “scary.” I clicked on the link to “” and got a message from YouTube:

    Are you sure that you want to leave YouTube?
    This link is taking you to a site outside of YouTube (

    But I was never in YouTube in the first place! The only browser window I had open was WUWT.

  4. Maybe someone is actually paying attention to the real state of polar bear populations.

    I took my kids on our annual visit to the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland last week. The park has two large polar bear enclosures (I guess some readers may have issues with wild animals being kept in captivity, but the genuinely endangered snow leopards in park have recently produced three cubs, so the park is doing something worthwhile). On many previous visits to the park, the path along the side of one of the polar bear enclosures has featured a series of “future” newspaper articles which became increasingly alarmist about polar bears and sea ice, with the future article for 2040 declaring polar bears to be nearly extinct and arctic sea-ice all gone. This year, all of these articles have disappeared, and “climate change” now only has a minor reference in the large information sheet on polar bears.

    Good to see that someone has decided to stop scaring our children.

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