Churchill end-of-season problem polar bear reports finally published

From Polar Bear Science Susan Crockford Today the Town of Churchill finally published the final problem bear reports of the season, which presents an opportunity to do a quick comparison to…

Despite hand-wringing about Churchill polar bears this year, 2023 wasn’t their worst summer

For months, the media has been bleating about the poor polar bears of Churchill suffering from lack of sea ice blamed on human-caused climate change during the so-called ‘hottest year’ on…

Western Hudson Bay polar bears on their way offshore to hunt seals: freeze-up has begun

…so far, there have been no reports from this region of incidents of cannibalism, starving bears found wandering the landscape like zombies, or desperate attacks on people that polar bear specialists have warned us to expect (Abrahms et al.…

Polar bear sea ice habitat update at 15 November & problem bears in Western Hudson Bay

Abundant polar bear habitat this fall across the Arctic so far, with only Hudson Bay sea ice formation a bit behind schedule.

Walrus and polar bear population size changes in the N. Atlantic over the last 20k years

the walrus research conclusions are much better supported, less biased by climate change rhetoric, and lack the hubris present in the polar bear paper

Churchill so far has few problems with polar bears despite predictions of a record bad year

… the number of incidents and bears captured so far have been well below other years after the same number of weeks ashore.

Polar bear researchers hiding significant increase in Southern Hudson Bay numbers

And surprise, surprise: the bombshell SH results call into question everything the ‘experts’ have been saying about polar bears in Hudson Bay for years.

Feeding time for Russian polar bears as shorefast ice returns to Laptev Sea, ice-generator of the Arctic

 Sea ice formation along shorelines attracts fish and seals and that means polar bears which spent the summer onshore will soon eat again after their summer fast.

Evolution Earth documentary comments on polar bear survival & adaptation: let’s see how they do

I admit I don’t have high hopes but it will be interesting to see what approach this documentary takes on the critical issues of evolution and adaptation of polar bears.

New Study that Claims it Can Directly Link GHG Emissions to Polar Bear Cub Survival is Poppycock

A global warming miracle has happened.

Those Damn Polar Bears Refuse to Die

Those damn Polar Bears just aren’t dying the way we said they would, but it might/could/may/perhaps happen in the future.

Conservation Officers Misleading the Public about Polar Bear Problems in Churchill

You only have to go back to 2021 to find similar numbers of incidents and bears in the holding facility at the end of week 9

Climate Activists are Silent on Polar Bears Because their Doom-Mongering Blew Up in their Faces

Thriving populations in the Chukchi Sea and elsewhere amid low summer ice levels have busted the myth that polar bears need ice year-round.

Repeat of 2013 high-profile Sierra Club polar bear attack, this time with Inuit victims

Almost 10 years later to the day, another polar bear attack resulting in serious injury has taken place in the northern Labrador/Quebec region of Eastern Canada.

Polar bear habitat around Svalbard Norway above average despite high temps in N. Atlantic

From Polar Bear Science Susan Crockford Sea ice extent for Svalbard was above average yesterday and has been since 17 July, despite “record-breaking” sea surface temperatures in June. The temperature…

More Barents Sea Polar Bear Habitat at Mid-July 2023 Than In 2012 Despite More Atmospheric CO2

… field data show bears in Svalbard are in better condition than they were in the late 1990s

Hudson Bay sea ice loss has not accelerated since 2014: in fact, summer ice cover has improved

Hardly the ever-worsening catastrophe of sea ice loss story being spun in the media for Western Hudson Bay polar bears.

Early sea ice breakup in W Hudson Bay caused by “record breaking” warmth in 2023 but not 2015?

…what caused the ice to retreat more than two weeks earlier in 2015?

New evidence that polar bears survived 1,600 years of ice-free summers in the early Holocene

From Polar Bear Science Susan Crockford New evidence indicates that Arctic areas with the thickest ice today probably melted out every year during the summer for about 1,600 years during the…

Book Review:  Polar Bear Evolution: A Model for How New Species Arise

Bottom Line: I liked this book – it made me think, re-think and think again.  It made me do the type of intellectual work that refreshes the mind and brings…

Polar Bear Sea Ice Habitat Near the End of Arctic Spring 2023

From Polar Bear Science Susan Crockford Arctic sea ice is beginning to melt and the end of spring is drawing near. Mating season is over for polar bears as is the gorging…

The story of polar bear evolution could not be told without discussing climate change

It’s logical to assume this speciation event happened during a cold interglacial, but which one?

How is widespread use of helicopters to study polar bears defensible in a warming world?

…the lifeblood of most polar bear research is jet fuel needed by helicopters

Polar bears in W. Hudson Bay are in good shape, says researcher. So are numbers really falling?

…polar bears his team saw in April while installing collars and ear tags were in good shape this year…

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