Apocalyptic global temperature increases haven’t been the only thing made up to scare people into accepting global warming hysteria. Polar bears have been used throughout the years to tug at people’s heartstrings to convince them that we’ve got to do something about global warming. Because if we don’t, then all those cute and cuddly polar bears are going to die, and in fact, are dying right now thanks to man-caused temperature increases. It’s no wonder that this form of propaganda has worked so well on the left, since they’re so driven by emotions.
Now, one of the purveyors of the dying polar bear myth has admitted that their numbers have been completely nonscientific and were qualified guesses at best. The chairman of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) PBSG (Polar Bear Specialist Group) sent an email to polar bear expert Susan Crockford regarding an upcoming polar bear status report that they’ll will be releasing. They wanted to give Dr. Crockford a heads up about a footnote that they will be inserting in their report to explain any confusion about polar bear populations. Here is their proposed footnote:
“As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total number of polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic. Since 2005, this range has been 20-25,000. It is important to realize that this range never has been an estimate of total abundance in a scientific sense, but simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand. It is also important to note that even though we have scientifically valid estimates for a majority of the subpopulations, some are dated. Furthermore, there are no abundance estimates for the Arctic Basin, East Greenland, and the Russian subpopulations. Consequently, there is either no, or only rudimentary, knowledge to support guesses about the possible abundance of polar bears in approximately half the areas they occupy. Thus, the range given for total global population should be viewed with great caution as it cannot be used to assess population trend over the long term.” [Emphasis Dr. Crockford’s]
Some reports indicate that the global polar bear population has been rising ever since hunting them was outlawed in 1973. (Except for Alaska Natives who hunt them for “tribal needs.”) It was also noted recently that the thick spring ice was itself threatening the polar bear population in Alaska, because it prevented access to the ringed seal, the polar bear’s primary prey.