Hudson Bay Sea Ice Update: Many Polar Bears are Still on Low Concentration Ice Offshore

This is shaping up to be a great year for Hudson Bay bears!

New Paper Polar Bears Attracted to Garbage Dumps Blames Lack of Sea Ice Without Any Evidence

All you need to know about the motivation behind the paper comes from the authors’ acknowledgement:

Arctic Sea Ice Still Quite Abundant for Early Summer

Forget about whether the numbers are below or above some short-term average, there is no catastrophe in the making for marine mammals in the Arctic at this time.

Claim: Data Exists Showing Polar Bear Body Condition Improves Over Summer On Sea Ice

I would seriously like to know which paper or papers this data appears in but of course, he doesn’t provide that information. Instead, it’s ‘trust me, I’m the expert’.

Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear Habitat at the Summer Solstice is Above Average

Sea ice is well above recent levels for this time of year in the Southern Beaufort and only time will tell if that’s bad news for polar bears.

New Polar Bear Subpopulation Update: More Background Facts and Details from the Paper

As a consequence, the media have been trying to out-do each other with the most over-the-top climate catastrophe headlines,

Newly-discovered SE Greenland Polar Bear Subpopulation: Another Assumption Proven False

I’m thrilled to see evidence that glacier-front habitat can support a small polar bear population even without summer sea ice.

Dr. Susan Crockford, For the Win, Booyah!

There is actual evidence that two of my fully-referenced blog posts caused some Antarctic Treaty delegates to reject a bid for special protected status for Emperor penguins. Activist heads have exploded.

Polar Bear Habitat in Canada Over the Last Decade: Spring Sea Ice Not in a Death Spiral

Sea ice extent in Canada at the height of Arctic spring over the last 10 years has been more like a gentle roller coaster than a death spiral.

Polynyas are Critical for Polar Bear Spring Feeding

Sea ice is still abundant in spring (April-June), which is the critical feeding period for polar bears: they must consume about 2/3 of the total calories they need for the…

Wandering Polar Bears Are The New Starving Bears Falsely Blamed On Climate Change: Déjà Vu

Although not one of the Canadian news outlets that reported on the fat polar bear that was shot after unexpectedly showing up on the Gaspé peninsula two weeks ago blamed this incident on global warming, a few days later The Guardian in the UK stepped…

Ancient Polar Bear Remains Explained By Sea Ice and Polynyas: My Peer-Reviewed Paper

From Polar Bear Science Dr. Susan Crockford My open-access, peer-reviewed paper on the ecology of ancient polar bears in relation to sea ice has just been published in Open Quaternary. It’s…

Explaining Abundant Polar Bear Sightings on The East Coast as An Upshot of Sea Ice Loss Is Absurd

Last week, a senior producer at CBC News, in order to concoct a timely story for ‘Earth Day’, attempted to explain the high number of sightings of polar bears this…

Dispelling The Doomsday Propaganda In DisneyNature’s New Polar Bear ‘Documentary’

In short, there is still no climate emergency for polar bears: the hype is based on old models that failed spectacularly and new ones which depend on old data and totally improbable climate scenarios…

Sea ice average for March is the metric used to compare to previous winters

Overall, nothing spectacular in terms of change compared to last few years: still lots of ice for polar bears to hunt upon for newborn seals, which they will be doing…

Arctic sea ice maximum extent was present for at least two weeks at about 14.9 million km2

Just a little something they all left out of their announcements, for some reason.

Good News For Polar Bears And Seals: New Study Finds Multiyear Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner

The fact that multiyear sea ice got thinner between 2018 and 2021 as documented by a new study, is ultimately good news for polar bears: less multiyear ice compared to first year ice…

Mid-winter polar bear sea ice habitat is abundant & within range of long-term average

This is a tough time for polar bears, many of which will be finding it hard to find seals to eat, as newborn seals won’t be an available food resource…

Fact Checkers Defend Activist Scientists Because They Agree with Them Not Because They Are Right

The so-called fact-checkers are out again trying to insist one side of a scientific debate is wrong and another is right because they happen to agree with one side. That’s advocacy, not…

Davis Strait polar bears in Eastern Canada are thriving according to new survey

Pack ice is barreling down the Labrador coast, almost certainly bringing Davis Strait polar bears with it.

A ‘mass exodus’ of polar bears from Alaska to Russia has taken place, local residents claim

Quite simply, this flexibility in response to changing conditions in the Arctic has allowed the polar bear to be an evolutionarily successful species and not a symptom of climate change…

The Conversation: Climate Change Turned Polar Bears into Opportunists

According to PHD student Henry Anderson-Elliott, the uptick in photos of polar bears scavenging trash dumps or hunting land animals is likely because of climate change.

Mid-December polar bear habitat update

Compared to last year, polar bear habitat at 15 December 2021 is way up in the Barents and Bering Seas but way down in Hudson Bay but nothing any polar…

Promoters of Polar Bear Catastrophe in Hudson Bay Gloss Over Recent Good Ice Conditions

Finally, as for the suggestion of an imminent ‘zombie’ polar bear population in Western Hudson Bay, isn’t it funny that Derocher failed to point out that the slower-than-usual freeze-up of Hudson Bay…