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Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’
www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Monday, January 9, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson

Posted on 01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST by Red Badger

The Obama administration warned Monday that polar bears may disappear unless something is done about climate change, despite recent research indicating that the bears are actually thriving.

In its final Conservation Management Plan, the Fish and Wildlife Service painted a grim picture for the future of the massive Arctic-dwelling mammal, warning that its fate will be determined “by our willingness and ability to address climate change.”

“The current global polar bear population is estimated to be 26,000,” said the FWS press release. “If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current rates throughout the 21st century, polar bears will likely disappear from much of their present-day range.”

The announcement prompted pushback from zoologist Susan J. Crockford, founder of the Polar Bear Science website, who blasted the service for igniting a rash of “sensationalized nonsense” by fueling alarmist media reports.

Since 2007, “summer sea ice coverage has declined to levels their sea ice colleagues said would not occur until 2050 yet 2/3 of the world’s polar bears did not disappear as [U.S. Geological Service] biologists predicted,” Ms. Crockford said in a post.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: climatechange; fws; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; polarbears

1 posted on 01/09/2017 2:12:20 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Telling Lies and making people believe in something that isn’t true for Profit or Gain used to be called FRAUD


2 posted on 01/09/2017 2:15:01 PM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: Red Badger

https://polarbearscience.com/2013/07/15/global-population-of-polar-bears-has-increased-by-2650-5700-since-2001


3 posted on 01/09/2017 2:16:11 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Meanwhile a LIBERAL group puts the world polar bear population at 22,000 to 31,000 individuals.

http://www.wwf.ca/conservation/arctic/wildlife/polar_bear/


4 posted on 01/09/2017 2:18:12 PM PST by MeganC (Hate crime: The heinous act of disagreeing with a liberal.)
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To: JBW1949; eyeamok

I read an article the other day that stated that we really don’t know how many polar bears there are, their range is so huge, and includes Russian places that are off limits................


5 posted on 01/09/2017 2:19:12 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: MeganC

There might be 100k for all we know...................


6 posted on 01/09/2017 2:20:03 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Red Badger

Well, it seems from most estimates that the population is growing, not declining...


7 posted on 01/09/2017 2:22:38 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Red Badger
White privilege strikes again...


8 posted on 01/09/2017 2:27:12 PM PST by Covenantor (Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. " Chesterton)
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To: Red Badger

More lies.


9 posted on 01/09/2017 2:28:54 PM PST by Inyo-Mono
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To: Red Badger

Great. It’s good that they are countering all the nonsense.

I just came across another alarmist article:

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/09/without-action-on-climate-change-say-goodbye-to-polar-bears/?utm_term=.1b674409ebaf


10 posted on 01/09/2017 2:33:48 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Red Badger

Anyone ever see a polar bear in a Zoo in the summer with not a bit of ice in view??

Them Bears were happy as a Clam swimming in the cold water pool, just waiting for some Dem fool to jump in and pet them.... LUNCH!!!!


11 posted on 01/09/2017 2:38:27 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: eyeamok
Telling Lies and making people believe in something that isn’t true for Profit or Gain used to be called FRAUD

Now its called global warming awareness.

12 posted on 01/09/2017 2:38:40 PM PST by pfflier
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To: EXCH54FE

Nobody ever talks about the Polar Fox, just the damn bears.....................

13 posted on 01/09/2017 2:41:32 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Red Badger

If I was a seal, I’d be praying for fewer polar bears. Also fewer sharks.


14 posted on 01/09/2017 2:45:34 PM PST by samtheman (I voted for Trump without Russian help.)
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To: JBW1949

Population is three times higher than when they first started counting in the Canadian north.


15 posted on 01/09/2017 2:50:17 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Red Badger


16 posted on 01/09/2017 2:56:01 PM PST by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Red Badger

If you believe the climate folks will soon be sipping Cokes on the beaches of the Arctic islands, shortly before they perish from the heat.


17 posted on 01/09/2017 3:10:42 PM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: Red Badger

If you believe the climate folks, the polar bears will soon be sipping Cokes on the beaches of the Arctic islands, shortly before they perish from the heat.


18 posted on 01/09/2017 3:11:48 PM PST by AZLiberty (A is now A once again.)
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To: Red Badger

Elsewhere, biologists previously cited admitted they didn’t actually have a good census for polar bears, but only provided numbers because they were demanded and they gave ‘something’. The census was incomplete, as it didn’t take into account seasonal migration or all of the several polar bear populations.

Likewise, in the great ‘polar bears are turning to canibalism because of climate change’ screeds...the cited author had years prior written of it as normal polar bear behavior.

Going back even further, the pictures of “stranded” polar bears floating on the remnants of icebergs failed to note that: polar bears can swim 50 miles; commonly climb on floating ice to rest or relax; or that the bears in question were within sight of land behind the photographer.


19 posted on 01/09/2017 3:34:23 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Red Badger

There not only might be over 100,000....but there probably are, and signs show the population is rapidly growing.


20 posted on 01/09/2017 3:35:45 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Red Badger

Bet they both fart which will contribute to their extinction.


21 posted on 01/09/2017 3:54:31 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Red Badger

Oh how cute, I want one!!!


22 posted on 01/09/2017 4:53:28 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Red Badger
I wonder if you can tame them?

The foxes, not the bears.

23 posted on 01/09/2017 4:56:57 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: samtheman
If I was a seal, I’d be praying for fewer polar bears. Also fewer sharks.

If I was a real American, I would want fewer Obama's, also fewer Clintons.

Put them in jail.

24 posted on 01/09/2017 5:21:14 PM PST by politicianslie (What would a terrorist do if he were made POTUS? : Exactly what Hussein Obama is doing)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Yes, it is possible...............


25 posted on 01/10/2017 5:58:02 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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26 posted on 01/11/2017 9:03:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Hey, New Delhi! What the hell were you thinking???)
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