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As Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Increase, GWPF Calls For Re-assessment Of Endangered Species Status

February 27, 2017

By Paul Homewood



On the occasion of International Polar Bear Day, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is calling on the U.S. Administration to re-assess the ‘endangered species’ status of polar bears.
On May 15, 2008, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is based on the assumption that loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat.
In a GWPF video released today, Dr Susan Crockford, a Canadian wildlife expert, documents the latest findings about rising polar bear numbers.
In 2005, the official global polar bear estimate was about 22,500.
Since 2005, however, the estimated global polar bear population has risen by more than 30% to about 30,000 bears, far and away the highest estimate in more than 50 years.
A growing number of observational studies have documented that polar bears are thriving, despite shrinking summer sea ice.
By September 2007 sea ice extent was about 43% less than it had been in 1979 – a decline not expected until mid-century, and every year after was almost as low, or lower.
Yet no more drowned polar bears were documented, no more bears than normal starved to death, no unusual spikes in cannibalism occurred, and not a single polar bear population was wiped out.
New scientific evidence suggests that loss of summer sea ice, regardless of the cause, is not a major risk for polar bear survival.
“A thorough external review of the polar bear status issue is now required –  not only because it’s the right thing to do but because it may help restore public support for science and conservation,” Dr Crockford said.

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  1. John F. Hultquist permalink
    February 27, 2017 4:31 pm

    Polar bear cub emerges for the first time in German zoo

  2. AlecM permalink
    February 27, 2017 4:34 pm

    False Polar Bear claims need to be white-washed!

  3. BLACK PEARL permalink
    February 27, 2017 4:53 pm

    Wont be mentioned by the media networks….. Fingers in ears

  4. February 27, 2017 5:17 pm

    I expect there will be a huge outcry when they start having to cull them. All good stuff for the media; but meanwhile not really worth a mention.

  5. Bloke down the pub permalink
    February 27, 2017 5:33 pm

    Don’t most polar bears ultimately die of starvation? Old age, injury etc just make it harder to feed.

    • BLACK PEARL permalink
      February 27, 2017 10:44 pm

      New study about to be released by concerned scientists, to blame particulates and poison Nox levels from diesels blown in from UK

  6. February 27, 2017 7:35 pm

    As I posted at WUWT:

    “An excellent video. Unfortunately you’ll never get a corrupt organisation like Greenpeace to change its ways. There are too many high salaries at stake and too many useful idiots to keep on side.”


    “how do you get the information out to the general public? The MSM won’t give this any coverage. The so-called BBC will ignore it and continue to tell the public that the Arctic will soon be ice-free and the polar bears will then be gone. The GWPF has an outstanding list of expert advisers and trustees and produces some excellent articles and videos, but none of its output reaches the general public.”

  7. February 27, 2017 9:42 pm

    Dang, another cute, cuddly icon down the tubes.

  8. Bitter&twisted permalink
    February 28, 2017 9:59 am

    I did a lecture on sea ice change and polar bears back in 2008, demonstrating that polar bear numbers had increased quite dramatically since.
    It didn’t go down well.

  9. March 3, 2017 4:17 pm

    Congrats – US mega-celebrity radio show host Rush Limbaugh mentioned your bit today in his morning update – pull the time slider in this audio clip to the 1:00 point to hear the update:


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