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…

Higher than average Svalbard sea ice extent in November 2021 has implications for birth of cubs

Results of polar bear health monitoring in the spring of 2021 indicated the bears are doing just fine after last year’s low ice levels. Despite this evidence, a single bear photographed killing a…

Sea Ice Cometh to Hudson Bay: Freeze-Up has Begun

Compared to two days ago, there is now abundant ice along the western shore of Hudson Bay, both in the north and the south:

Late Freeze-Up For W. Hudson Bay Polar Bears At Odds With Ice Conditions Elsewhere

There was so little ice on the west shore of Hudson Bay yesterday it is barely visible on the NSIDC global chart yet there was abundant ice in the Chukchi…

Chukchi Sea ice that didn’t melt this summer is now 2+m thick between Wrangel Island and the shore

Thick multiyear ice between Wrangel Island and the shore is now more than 2m thick, potentially impacting fall feeding for bears that routinely summer on Wrangel or the north coast of Chukotka.

Polar Bear Habitat More Extensive in Most Areas of the Arctic Compared to Previous Years

In other words, despite Arctic sea ice falling to very low levels in mid-to-late September most years this decade, sea ice has expanded remarkably within the following two months as…

Conditions Were Not Golden For Polar Bears In The 1980s Despite What Activist Expert Claims

Therefore Amstrup’s statement last week that the 1980s were golden years for polar bears throughout their range was a falsehood he felt was necessary to promote his failed prediction that polar bears…

‘Already too late’ to save Churchill polar bears claim a false NY Times climate change cliché for COP26

From Polar Bear Science Dr. Susan Crockford Not only is it prime polar bear viewing week in Churchill, Manitoba but it’s the week of the 26th international elite COP climate change gab-fest: every…

Polar bear watching in high gear near Churchill as everyone waits for the sea ice to form

All of the bears within view of the coastal web cams on the shore of Wapusk National Park near Churchill on Western Hudson Bay seem to be in very good…

Fact Checkers Fail To Refute Polar Bear Number Increases Despite Extensive ‘Expert’ Rhetoric

There’s seems to be something about polar bears that really sets off the climate change fact-checkers. Mention that the situation for the bears is not quite as dire as we…

Most Chukchi Sea ice in 20 years means no walrus feasts for polar bears at famous Russian cliffs

After years of hype, including documentary over-reach by David Attenborough and his collaborators at WWF and Netflix, there has been relatively abundant ice in the Chukchi Sea this summer, particulary along the Russian coast and…

No signs of a climate emergency for W. Hudson Bay polar bears this year ahead of UN climate meeting

It will be years before the results of the population count are published, of course (especially if it’s good news) but my contacts also say virtually all of the bears…

Churchill problem polar bear reports finally completed and posted online

From Polar Bear Science Dr. Susan Crockford, Although since 2015 at least the Polar Bear Alert Program in Churchill Manitoba usually issued and published its problem bear reports weekly during the ice-free season, this…

Alaska polar bear researchers claim poor sea ice limited spring field work in 2021 more than 2019

The reporter tries to paint a picture of polar bears suffering harm from these recent conditions but in fact there is no published data from the Southern Beaufort after 2016,…

Sea ice growth after the summer minimum begins in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

The Arctic sea ice minimum was declared to have been reached on 16 September this year (4.72 mkm2), breaking no records.

Record number of Chukchi Sea polar bears in 2020

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science. Wrangel Island research team counted a record number of Chukchi Sea polar bears in 2020 Posted on September 21, 2021 | Comments Offon Wrangel Island research…

Still waiting for two thirds of polar bears worldwide to disappear due to lack of summer sea ice

The experts failed to account for the fact that less summer ice means more primary productivity and therefore, more food for seals and therefore, more food for bears (Coupel and Devred 2019;…

Svalbard polar bear paper falsely assumes that loss of genetic diversity has negative consequences

. As far as I can see, it’s all meaningless number-crunching without relevance to the real world of polar bears.

Polar bear habitat update at mid-August

Oddly, after light winter ice coverage on Canada’s east coast and a slightly earlier sea ice breakup on Hudson Bay, the Arctic melt season has stalled. That’s not my opinion but the observation…

Tipping points, Attenboroughesque narratives of climate doom and dying polar bears

From Polar Bear Science Outlandish ‘tipping point’ rhetoric is about to be regurgitated once again during the promotion of the latest IPCC report, due today. Tipping points are those theoretical climate thresholds that, when breached,…

Polar bear attack in Greenland gratuitously blamed on recent ‘heat wave’

There is no specific evidence of cause and effect, of course. The news outlet reporting the incident cites some non-specified ‘experts’ as providing the generic ‘warming makes polar bears starve…