Inconvenient Truth: Not Enough Polar Bears Are Dying Because Of Global Warming

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The demise of the polar bear has become one of the most visible campaign tools of environmentalists. The public really likes polar bears, despite their being a vicious predator in real life, and so the idea of polar bears dying off because of global warming has always been a compelling argument. Which is why the left uses the polar bear in its activism again and again and again.

Not only aren’t polar bears suffering the plight the environmental leftists have told us about, their population actually seems to be growing:

The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing.

The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would fall to as low as 610 because of warming temperatures that melt ice faster and ruin bears’ ability to hunt. The Hudson Bay region, which straddles Nunavut and Manitoba, is critical because it’s considered a bellwether for how polar bears are doing elsewhere in the Arctic.

The polar bears species appears to be about 150,000 years old. This means that polar bears have been through global warming and cooling tends before. And, obviously, they’ve survived them before.

One of the biggest fallacies perpetrated by the global warming alarmists is this idea that global warming trends are something new. They’re not. The earth was going through extreme changes in global climate long before we had coal power plans and freeways full of SUV’s. Those global climate changes killed off some species of animal while others found ways to adapt and survive.

The big lie from the environmentalists is that they believe that present human activity is having is disproportionate impact on global climate change, and that we can somehow control climate change by changing our behavior. This is nonsense. The earth’s climate patterns are going to do what they do pretty much irregardless of what we do.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://www.yashotel.com/ Roy Miller

    I just read an article that says that there’s more polar bear than ever…..

  • Onslaught1066

    What’s Red and White on the out side and White on the inside?

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Some silly leftists believe people had an effect on the population of buffalo and blue fin tuna.  Of course the extreme over killing of these gifts from god are of no concern.  Why on earth would anyone care about the impacts humans have on a thriving food source when it starts to deplete to dangerously low levels where the species could go extinct?

    • tony_o2

      What does the over-hunting of bison and tuna have to do with the polar bears not dying off?  Is the polar bear population growing because we have won the fight against AGW?

      • Econwarrior

        There is no AGW; it’s a hoax.

        • ARL

          denial works till its in your face… we do help the planet warm up but its going to fuck us more then the polar bears since most of our human population is near seas and low areas. bears will be fine we are screwed…. NYC in a 100 years will have to become a sky city with roads going from roof to roof. 

          • 2hotel9

             Just because you screech lies at the top of your voice does not make them true, simply means you are lying at the top of your voice, lie screeching Democrat Party c*nt.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        What does history have to do with making decisions today?  Gee!!  Tough one.

        • Onslaught1066

           Like you would know, little (short) Hannitwat?

          You never learn anything from history. (watch this)

          Camp is short for what, now?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Speaking of being ignorant of history.  The argument was about Whilster calling the NYT, The Obama Campaign.

            So you can’t even get that right, but you know a lot about soliciting little boys, don’t you?

          • Guest

             “you know a lot about soliciting little boys, don’t you?”

            You’re getting him confused with Elinas.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             

            The argument was about Whilster (sic) calling the NYT, The Obama Campaign.

            Wrong again! We don’t blame you for lying, Tiny Fruitcake, because what you said was really pretty stupid.  Whistler said that the NYC was in Obama’s “camp”. You are the dim witted, know nothing dweeb who said there was no difference between the two, Hanni.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            No need to keep lying about history Poofy,my original statement shows it was about Whistlers stupid claim that the NYT was “THE Obama Camp”.

            “I think the Obama camp [The New York Times] has learned that if you repeat the implausible lie often enough it works.” – The Whistler

            Clearly the Whistler is saying the NYT is The Obama Campaign.  They are not, and I called him out on it.

            “Whistlingliesthroughtheteeth says:

            I think the Obama camp has learned that if you repeat the implausible lie often enough it works.

            “The Obama camp” has not said anything about the ad.  The New York Times did.

            Stop attributing other things other people say to Obama, and his campaign.  As Rob had stated “I’m getting a little tired of it”.

            Liars.” – Hannitized

            Boom!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            ” Boom!”

            You know I always like it when you imitate the sound of all the air rushing to displace the vacuum in your empty head, Hanni, but to say the NYT is in the Obama camp, as Whistler said, does not equate your childish delusion that he was saying anything at all about the Obama campaign.

            Denial is not just a river in Egypt, it runs through the vast empty canyons of Hanni’s head.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            He NEVER said the NYT was in his camp, he simply called them “THE Obama Camp”, and that’s a lie or a PROOFoundly_stupid statement.

            My correction of his stupid statement sent you in a downward tailspin that you haven’t been able to pull out of in over two years.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Hanni: Your gross stupidity in not being able to understand what he said does not make it a “lie”.

            He NEVER said the NYT was in his camp, he simply called them “THE Obama Camp”

            So now you want to make a difference between “his camp” and ” the Obama camp”?

            You have heard of personal pronouns before, haven’t you, Clueless Noobitized? What a maroon!

            And, BTW, it’s closer to four years you’ve been denying reality, my tiny, math impaired troll.

            Now, give us a fine Hawaiian whine about how four is more than two and how you said “more than”, yada, yada, yada.

            Then give us that literally fabulous tale about what a fabulous place you live, and what a mover and shaker you are in the Democrat party, and how you’re rich, and how much the women can’t resist you, and that’s why you spend day and night, seven days a week on a blog out of North Dakota, full of people you don’t like.

            And then, if you have any imagination left over, tell us how much smarter you are than everyone here, and how much better you understand English than anyone here. Misspell a few words and misuse a few apostrophes, though, so that you sound like an illiterate moron. It’s really fooled most of us so far. /sarc

            Or is tonight going to be one of the nights you claim to be a helpless, clueless vicitm?

          • mickey_moussaoui

            his comprehension skills are lacking

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             You’re being kind.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            “So now you want to make a difference between “his camp” and ” the Obama camp”?”

            What do you mean by “NOW”???  I challenged you from the very beginning to find examples where professional journalists used the term “The Obama Camp” to describe someone who was not in his campaign, but “camp” as you stated, but you couldn’t come up with an example.

            Now once again, here you are running like a “scalded dog” from the challenge and instead you can only pretend to know what was in Whistler’s mind, proving once again that you do mind read fail better than anyone.

            You keep posting pictures of me with Gibb’s when I was in the presidents motorcade and then pretend that I am the one bragging about it?  Just because you aren’t connected to the inner circle of American politics doesn’t mean I brag, it means you aren’t connected.

          • Guest

             Again, poor short, balding little hanni, up all night, alone, trying to get some attention on a right wing blog. Pathetic, just simply pathetic.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             Obsessed, freak.  Can’t stand losing arguments so you go on these weird rants making things up.

            If you lived 1/8th of my life you wouldn’t be a boring internet troll. 

            You can’t even make an argument.

            Making a difference and exposing the lies matters.  You can’t do any of that.

          • Guest

            There’s no argument about your tax lien. And definately no argument that when there’s no deed, there’s no house. If you’re so obsessed with exposing lies, why didn’t you expose the lie of NBC editing a tape that appealed to jerkoffs like you?
             

          • Gil

            If sitting on a blog morning, noon and night craving attention, any attention, and being the owner of a tax lien and having to be on STD meds is what you think people should envy as a life, you’re even more fucked up than you actually come across. You’re a loser in every possible way.

          • 2hotel9

             “a boring internet troll.”  Thats tranni, in a nutshell. 

          • Gil

             You’re so connected that all you do is argue on a blog. Too funny, sad, but funny!

          • Guest

             “You keep posting pictures of me”

            Here’s a picture of your future.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            “I challenged you from the very beginning to find examples where professional journalists used the term…”

            And I provided you examples, with links, of professional journalists using the term correctly. I cannot help it if your ignorance is impenetrable and your ADD flushes all examples I have given you away from what passes for your mind.

            “here you are running like a “scalded dog”
            from the challenge”

             Nice turn of phrase, Hanni! Totally false in this instance, but nicely said! Who’d you steal that from? Your Dad?  I guess if you hold true to form, in another month you’ll be saying I stole it from you!

            I notice in all your “cut and paste” defense, you never show the money quote, where you called Whistler “stupid” for not knowing that “camp is short for “campaign”.

            Your biased and selective editing has not gone unnoticed. Either link to a cached page that has the discussion in its entirety or stop wasting our host’s bandwidth with your cherry picked, cut and paste excerpts of your spin. No one believes it but you.

            “You keep posting pictures (sic) of me with Gibb’s (sic)” Dang, Hanni! Your apostrophobia just won’t quit, will it? I merely reposted the one picture (singular) that you first posted, as evidence of the height of the poorly dressed lawn gnome in the picture, whom you laughingly claim is not a tiny, sawed off, midget dwarf runt.

            The fact that the 5’11” Gibbs (note: no apostrophe) has to lean over to be in the picture with you is evidence of the diminutive stature* that you, the lawn gnome in the JC Penney, Wilford Brimley collection shirt, are ever so touchy about. And then, as part of your delusions, you like to call me “short”, even though I have provided evidence that I am over 6’3″.

            The one who is not connected here, is one not connected to reality. And you have amply demonstrated over and over again, that that one is you, Tiny Midget Dwarf.

            Sucks to be you, doesn’t it, Hanni?

            *The fact that your nipples evidently get hard when Fibbs puts his arm around you is evidence of something else. NTTAWWT.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Poofy, you ran like a scalded dog when I asked you to provide (3) examples of professional journalists using the term “The Obama Camp” when referring to someone not in The Obama Campaign and you couldn’t do it.

            Prove to everyone that you are a liar and show us a link where you supposedly gave me these references!

            Never happened!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            ” you ran like a scalded dog” Wow. Can you imitate me any more perfectly? Want to call yourself “Proofitized” now?

            And you’re lying. I did not run from any of the paltry arguments you have put up in the last four years over the mind-numbingly stupid assertion that “camp” is short for “campaign”. Bad dog, no biscuit.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Poofy, you ran like a scalded dog when I asked you to provide (3) examples of professional journalists using the term “The Obama Camp” when referring to someone not in The Obama Campaign and you couldn’t do it.

            Prove to everyone that you are a liar and show us a link where you supposedly gave me these references!

            Never happened!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Sorry, PROOFoundly_stupid, but you can’t provide a single link or a single piece of evidence of the examples you claimed you provided.

            You ran like a scalded dog, didn’tcha.

          • Guest

            Speaking of dogs…you were chased down like a dog when you attempted to evade paying your taxes. But, you were caught and now you have your very own tax lien.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            That’s right. Keep parroting me if you want to sound smarter than you are.

            There are three incontrovertible truths. 1) You said that Whistler was “stupid” for not “knowing” that camp is “short for campaign”. 2) you have never been able to produce a single dictionary or recognized reference that says that camp is short for campaign, and 3) after four years, you’re still not man enough to admit you were wrong. Grow a pair of balls, Hanni and move on.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Poofy, I provided several references now where I called Whistler out for calling the NYT “THE Obama Camp”, and said that they were not “THE Obama Camp”.

            You never understood the argument from the beginning.

            Now quit lying and stop saying you provided three examples when I asked you to, you couldn’t, thus proving that no professional journalists refer to The Obama Camp and mean someone other than who works in his campaign.

            You lose.  

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

             Poor baby Hanni! You cherry picked parts of your spin, but you never had the balls to admit that you called Whistler “dumb” for not “knowing” that “camp was short for campaign”. The fact that you are still unable to be  man enough to admit you made a mistake, makes you the loser, Nancy boy! BTW, you still rocking that Wilford Brimley look, Midget Dwarf?

        • tony_o2

          The bison population decreased because of over-hunting.  That was real.  This discussion is about AGW.  And despite the claims by the con-artists and their gullible followers, the polar bear population may actually be increasing. 

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            It might be, but you wouldn’t know it if people didn’t care enough to bother and check.  And we certainly aren’t going to be in a position to save them if we don’t care about global warming.  That’s the point which sailed over your head.

        • Onslaught1066

           See little (short) Hannitwat, 11 posts rehashing a subject you should have let die 3 years ago.

          You really never will learn, will you?

          and the next time I bring it up you’ll go on and on again, because you’re just that stupid.

    • Bat One

      There’s no shortage of tuna.  Or buffalo either.  I’ve got bison burgers in the freezer (its really a very healthy source of protein), and a whole bunch of tuna, including all those cans in my emergency food supply.  And that doesn’t include the occasional sushi rolls for lunch.   There’s no shortage of either one.  I buy all I want.

      • Guest

         Hanni types anything so he can hear the echo of the keys clicking in his balding head.

        • Bat One

          There’s a reason for that echo between his ears!

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Look at Poofy, deflect away from his balding head by attacking a guy with a full head of hair that will always remain full.

          • Guest

             Look at your future, jerkoff. Not to mention that you’ll always be very short with a very large nose.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            You are delusional, Tiny Fruitcake. I am neither “Guest” nor “Bat One”. You are the gutless coward who uses sock puppets. Remember?
            http://oi40.tinypic.com/qywx36.jpg 

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            … attacking a guy with a full head of hair that will always remain full empty.

            There! Fixed it for you, Hanni!

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        The Buffalo were nearly extinct, but thanks to environmentalists and a few capitalists, they managed to survive.

        Moreover, no story of wildlife decline in North America is more widely known than the demise of the buffalo. It is one of the most important stories in the environmental history of North America.

        When it comes to the blue-fin tuna, which I specifically named, they are in danger and if corrective action is not taken they too can become endangered.

        Mr. Miyahara said Japan acknowledged that the bluefin tuna needed protection, but the endangered-species convention was “quite inflexible,” he said.Historically, he said, almost no species added to the Cites endangered species list had ever been removed. “We don’t believe the bluefin tuna is endangered to that extent,” he said.Meanwhile, Europe appeared to be moving to a compromise.France, home of the largest Mediterranean bluefin fleet, said on Feb. 3 that it was prepared to back an international trade ban at the Cites meeting, to take effect after 18 months. But a person with knowledge of the European Commission’s thinking who asked not to be identified because the commission had not formally adopted the position, said on Friday that officials were planning to propose that Iccat be given a last chance to give depleted stocks of the tuna a chance to recover by temporarily banning all commercial trade in the fish.

        Is there any subject you aren’t totally wrong about BO?

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Settlement of the Great Plains in the 1830s marked the beginning of the end for the great bison herds. Between 1830 and 1880, hunters and fur traders organized large-scale bison hunts, killing hundreds of thousands of bison for their hides. Thousands were killed just for their tongues, which were considered a delicacy. As many as 250 bison could be shot in one day by a skilled hunter, and a good skinner could remove the hide in five minutes. The peak of the bison trade was between 1870 and 1880 when as many as 250,000 hides were auctioned off in 1-2 days. The cumulative effect of this unregulated and unethical slaughter was the near-extinction of the American bison. By the turn of the twentieth century, the thundering herds of millions were reduced to less than 300 wild bison. If not for the foresight of a few individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, the American bison could have become extinct. Warnings and attempts to protect the bison came as early as 1776, but it was not until 1894 that the first federal legislation protecting these animals was enacted. Killing of bison became punishable by a $1000.00 fine or imprisonment, and the law was strictly enforced. Prior to this legislation, a small herd did exist in Yellowstone National Park, but was not protected against poaching. There were also several small herds owned by private individuals. With passage of the bison protection law, game preserves were established that ensured their survival. Today, more than 500,000 bison live in North America under both public and private ownership.

        In 1956, 29 bison were brought from Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska and released in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here they roamed freely on 46,000 acres of park land and by 1962 the herd had increased to 145 animals. That year, 10 bulls and 10 cows were relocated to the 24,000-acre North Unit.

        Though both units of the park can easily carry larger numbers of bison, park managers have currently set herd size at approximately 200 to 400 animals for the South Unit and 100 to 300 for the North Unit to maintain healthy range conditions. Learn more about Bison Management.

        In your ignorance, you unwittingly make an argument for conservation.

        • Bat One

          Not much good at detecting sarcasm, are you?  Perhaps if you didn’t have those echos bouncing back and forth between your ears!

          BTW, how many more times must I remind you to include the cited URL along with your self-serving cu ‘n’ paste jobs, huh?  I understand that you’re a liberal Democrat, but even that doesn’t excuse your total lack of courtesy.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            It’s more that you aren’t very good at laying out the sarcasm.

            It’s hard to tell just how far out of touch you actually are.

            What do you need a link for?  The information is there and you certainly don’t use them for anything but for looking for a simple minded excuse to dismiss the information that’s provided anyway.

            Give me an example, for this instance, why you needed the source to tell you how Teddy Roosevelt helped save the buffalo?

          • Bat One

            It’s more that you aren’t very good at laying out the sarcasm.

            Could be.  I haven’t had an adolescent in the house in years, so it is tough lowering myself to your level when I’m so used to dealing with adult minds.
            As for that source, if I was interested I’d look it up for myself, but as I noted its a matter of courtesy to provide a source to all your readers when you quote material, not just the ones you’re hoping – vainly in your case –  to impress.

          • Bat One

            Of course, being a liberal and an adolescent, both common courtesy and common sense are obviously both beyond your comprehension.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Perhaps you ought to aquatint yourself with the hard return button?  Clearly your attempts to berate your betters is failing not only in substance, but in format.

            Let’s face it.  You didn’t have a reason to ask for the URL, other than to think you have managed to make point in the “gotcha game” that nobody is interested in playing.

            http://www.nps.gov/thro/naturescience/bison-buffalo.htm

          • Bat One

            If I was to list my “betters,” of whom there are several right here at SAB, you wouldn’t qualify for a seat in the bleachers, never mind a place in the starting line-up.  Hell, there are liberals here you can’t possibly keep pace with.  And they don’t hide their inadequacy behind a phalanx of sock puppets as you do. 

            But thanks for the laugh all the same.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            In other words; you didn’t have a valid reason to distract from the facts that make you look foolish, by whining about a URL that you would never click.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            It’s that reading comprehension problem that handiwipe has.

    • Onslaught1066

       And as long as you live the dodo will never be extinct.

  • DopeyDem

    I thought there were no gifts from God and everything just evolved? Must have missed another memo.
     

  • Bat One

    Not enough dead polar bears, huh?  Well, how about we open up ANWAR for a two week hunting season each spring.  No guns…clubs only!

  • awfulorv

    Damn,  I miss Bob and Ray. They’d have their “Wally Balleu” out in a boat interviewing Polar Bears, as they came floating by on the ice flows… I can hear it now…

  • $141015

    You won’t see this on the main stream media!

  • 2hotel9

    No, damnit, not enough polar bears are dying because more humans living in their range gives them more food YEAR ROUND, stupid f*ck racist Democrat Party c*nts.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    The polar bears were never in danger of extinction. The left just pull stuff out of their ass, throw it around the media and see what sticks.

    Like when handiwipe say’s he is on the “inside of American politics” . lol, his fantacy is funny stuff. He may be a hired blog/shill for obama, but he really sucks at it .  They need to send someone with more talent to troll this site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003835425265 David Gaudio

    Nice article, but “Irregardless” is not a word.

    I run a blog on Energy Efficiency. Even if global warming isn’t real, it doesn’t mean we can’t conserve. Saves energy resources and most importantly money.

    http://energyefficient-homes.com

    • 2hotel9

       And another spambot toddles through screeching lies and spewing sh*t, just like all racist Democrat Party c*nts do.

      • $7725169

        Another baboon taking a break from porn.

        • 2hotel9

           Yes, you are.

        • 2hotel9

          And now you admit to being a spambot, too. No wonder you are a racist Democrat Party c*nt.

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