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,…

Aussie Mining Billionaire Gina Rinehart Warns Students About Climate Propaganda

Iconic self made billionaire Gina Rinehart has warned school students against allowing climate propaganda to erode their critical thinking skills, urged them to guard against propaganda intruding on real education,…

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…

Polar bear habitat update for end July 2021 compared to previous years

I don’t see a looming sea ice catastrophe for 2021, do you see a looming sea ice catastrophe?

Western Hudson Bay polar bears: still some out on the sea ice, some causing trouble

As of Monday (19 July), more polar bears had come ashore near Churchill and on the shores of Wakusp National Park but some are still out on the bay. The…

As much Beaufort Sea polar bear habitat at mid-July 2021 as there was in 1982

Beaufort Sea ice coverage is about average for this time of year, again failing to decline in lock-step with other Arctic regions. Will there be lots of fat bears onshore…

Polar bears have begun to come ashore on Western Hudson Bay

So far, the first evidence I’ve seen of a bear ashore in Western Hudson Bay was one photographed near Churchill Manitoba on 28 June (below).

Constant dire predictions have been an attempt to counter effective criticism of polar bears as AGW icon, says outgoing PBSG chair

In an unexpected statement, Dag Vongraven (the out-going Chairman of the Polar Bear Specialist Group) suggests that much of the incessant dire warnings of doom about the future of polar…

Barents Sea polar bears thriving despite huge summer ice loss: spring research results are in

After being locked out last year, fieldwork monitoring polar bears in the Svalbard region of the Barents Sea resumed this spring. The results show that despite having to deal with…

Polar bear habitat update and the progress of breakup on Hudson Bay

From Polar Bear Science Posted on June 17, 2021  At mid-month, there is still an abundance of thick first year ice over much of Hudson Bay, suggesting that – yet again…

Polar bear habitat in Canada at the first week of June sees widening of critical polynyas

Winds primarily cause the apparent sea ice ‘breakup’ in late spring through the widening of persistent polynyas and shore leads. This year the development of critical open water areas in…

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion

While admitting that using fixed aircraft and heat-detecting technology for the first time in this count presented a number of challenges, the authors propose the method could yield better results…

Activist heads explode as USFWS says oil activities pose minimal risk to polar bears in AK

From Polar Bear Science Posted on May 30, 2021 |  Apparently, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under Joe Biden agrees with my conclusion that oil company activities in Alaska pose minimal risk…

Wandering polar bears are the new starving polar bears, falsely blamed on climate change

This means that the ‘scientists’ quoted below by The Times were making up nonsense for the media, who apparently didn’t think to question it. ‘Polar bear treks 1,500 miles south…

How are polar bears doing 15 years after the IUCN declared them ‘vulnerable’ to extinction?

What we’ve learned over the last 15 years is that polar bears only require sea ice until about mid-May or mid-June (depending on the latitude) and again in the late…

Death of prominent Canadian polar bear biologist a tragic loss to science

As a current member of the international Polar Bear Specialist Group, which looks at polar bear population management worldwide, Dyck remained an “outspoken” force for community-based polar bear management in…

Earth Day 2021: celebrate abundant sea ice habitat for polar bear feeding and mating

Late April is the height of the most important polar bear feeding and mating season and there is abundant sea ice habitat across the Arctic for doing both.