“Walrus Facts and Myths – A Science Summary for All Ages”

If you have more than one walrus, do you say “Two walruses”?  Or is it like hippopotamus for which the plural is hippopotami?   Or should you just play it safe…

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,…

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.

Choose verifiable facts over emotional narratives on polar bear conservation

“Polar bears continue to be described as ‘canaries in the coal mine’ for the effects of human-caused climate change, but the evidence shows they are far from being a highly-sensitive…

Late fall polar bear habitat 2020 compared to some previous years

As is usual at this time of year, the Canadian Archipelago, the Beaufort, East Siberian and Laptev Seas are well covered in ice (see regions on map below). As for…

Attenborough’s new attempt to scare people about polar bear extinction and walrus deaths

Attenborough’s new attempt to scare people about polar bear extinction and walrus deaths

Fatal polar bear attack in Svalbard unfairly blamed on lack of sea ice

A polar bear attacked a camping site Friday in Norway’s remote Svalbard Islands, killing a 38-year-old Dutch man before being shot and killed by onlookers, authorities on the Arctic island…

Risk to Alaskan polar bear cubs from oil exploration in coastal Wildlife Refuge is small

A bill recently introduced to US Congress (30 July 2020) is supposedly meant to “safeguard the Beaufort Sea polar bear’s denning habitat”. However, the bill is named the “Polar Bear…

Few bears on the ice off Western Hudson Bay at 14 August but will be onshore soon

Polar bear biologist Andrew Derocher published a tracking map of his collared polar bear females that shows one bear (out of 11) still on the rapidly diminishing ice north of…

Is the demise of polar bears being exaggerated to keep extinction panic alive?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could debate climate change for five minutes without hearing about polar bears or being subjected to footage of them perched precariously on a melting…

10 fallacies about Arctic sea ice & polar bear survival refute misleading ‘facts’

Summer sea ice loss is finally ramping up: first year is disappearing, as it has done every year since ice came to the Arctic millions of years ago. But critical…

Polar bear habitat in Canada and eastern Alaska compared at end of June 2012-2020

Here is a quick compare and contrast of sea ice habitat for polar bears in Canada and the Southern Beaufort region of eastern Alaska near the end of June, 2012-2020.

No early breakup for W Hudson Bay sea ice again this year: polar bears still on the ice

From Polar Bear Science Posted on June 14, 2020 | Comments Off on No early breakup for W Hudson Bay sea ice again this year: polar bears still on the ice…

Annnnnnd…another Canadian polar bear subpopulation is increasing

Posted on May 31, 2020 | In case you missed it buried in the details of my rebuttal two weeks ago about Facebook labeling a short PragerU polar bear video…

Winter sea ice maximum extent on March 5 was the highest since 2013

From Polar Bear Science Posted on March 24, 2020 | Winter sea ice maximum extent on March 5 was the highest since 2013 The most positive thing that US National…

State of the Polar Bear Report 2019: Are polar bear researchers hiding good news?

From Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on State of the Polar Bear Report 2019: Are polar bear researchers hiding good news?…

Why are polar bears going extinct? (Spoiler: They’re not)

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on February 24, 2020 | Google says many people ask this question so here is the correct answer: polar bears are…

Flashback: The Politics of Polar Bears CBC documentary from 2014

From Polar Bear Science Worth watching if you haven’t seen it – and a second look if you have – a rare balanced documentary produced by the CBC in 2014…

Polar bear habitat at mid-winter as extensive as 2013 & better than 2006

From Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on February 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Polar bear habitat at mid-winter as extensive as 2013 & better than 2006 Arctic…

BBC’s One Planet falsely claims that polar bears hunting whales from shore is an unprecedented effect of climate change

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on November 30, 2019 Polar bears leaping on the backs of belugas off Seal River, in western Hudson Bay, is being falsely promoted by…

Polar bears precipitated Netflix walrus deaths, new Attenborough TV special shows

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on November 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Polar bears precipitated Netflix walrus deaths, new Attenborough TV special shows Concerns I raised earlier this…

Unanswered questions on my expulsion from UVic and its Speakers Bureau

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on October 21, 2019 |Susan Crockford Last week I wrote about my loss of adjunct professor status at the University of Victoria (UVic), preceded…

Dr. Susan Crockford: UVic bows to outside pressure and rescinds my adjunct professor status

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on October 16, 2019 | Comments Off on UVic bows to outside pressure and rescinds my adjunct professor status As you may have heard,…

Was this zoologist punished for telling school kids politically incorrect facts about polar bears?

From The Financial Post Opinion: Dr. Susan Crockford describes her expulsion from the University of Victoria as ‘an academic hanging without a trial, conducted behind closed doors’ Zoologist Dr. Susan…