Tiki Man, on 11 January 2010 - 10:34 AM, said:
The research is pretty much in dissagreement with what you say however.
At the 15th meeting of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) hosted by the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources their data is available. The PBSG concluded that one of 19 subpopulations is currently increasing, three are stable and eight are declining. For the remaining seven subpopulations, available data was insufficient to provide an assessment of current trends. So, "just the opposite" as you stated is not the truth.
The Biologists, who are experts in their field of study, seem to contradict your claims of 2,3&4 at this site.
I think so, do a little research.
I have done the research, which is why I don't buy the hype.
Since the 1970s — all while the world was warming – polar bear numbers increased dramatically from around 5,000 to as many as 25,000 today (higher than at anytime in the 20th century). And historically, polar bears have thrived in temperatures even warmer than at present – during the medieval warm period 1000 years ago and during the Holocene Climate Optimum between 5,000 and 9,000 years ago.
According to the February 7, 2005 Edinburgh Scotsman ( http://thescotsman.s...fm?id=143012005
), “The world’s polar bear population is on the increase despite global warming.
“According to new research,” the Scotsman reports, “the numbers of the giant predator have grown by between 15 and 25 per cent over the last decade.
“We’re seeing an increase in bears that’s really unprecedented, and in places where we’re seeing a decrease in the population it’s from hunting, not from climate change
,” Canadian polar bear expert Mitch Taylor told the Scotsman.
The March 9, 2007 London Telegraph confirmed the ongoing polar bear population explosion ( http://www.telegraph...09/wpolar09.xml
). “A survey of the animals’ numbers in Canada’s eastern Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining,” the Telegraph reports.
“In the Davis Strait area, a 140,000-square kilometre region, the polar bear population has grown from 850 in the mid-1980s to 2,100 today.
Dr. Mitchell Taylor, a biologist with the government of Nunavut, in Canada's Northwest Territory, says, "Polar bears are not going extinct" and do not even "appear to be affected." In fact, the Nunavut government continues to allow hunters to kill up to 500 polar bears a year to keep populations under control and preserve other wildlife species the bears feed on. According to Taylor, of the 13 separate polar bear populations in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number