“There are a hell of a lot more bears”

Shock news. Scientists who don’t know what they are talking about. The EPA doesn’t know what they are talking about.

The latest government survey of polar bears roaming the vast Arctic expanses of northern Quebec, Labrador and southern Baffin Island show the population of polar bears has jumped to 2,100 animals from around 800 in the mid-1980s.

As recently as three years ago, a less official count placed the number at 1,400.

The Inuit have always insisted the bears’ demise was greatly exaggerated by scientists doing projections based on fly-over counts, but their input was usually dismissed as the ramblings of self-interested hunters.

As Nunavut government biologist Mitch Taylor observed in a front-page story in the Nunatsiaq News last month, “the Inuit were right. There aren’t just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears.”

http://www.canada.com/

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11 Responses to “There are a hell of a lot more bears”

  1. Mike Davis says:

    They still must be saved because any day now a comet might strike that region and wipe them all out. Which is more likely than them being affected by warming! Probable odds for the comet are greater than one in a billion!

  2. Latitude says:

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as 5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s

    Of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number. They are not going extinct, or even appear to be affected at present,

    “Polar bears, for example, survived several episodes of much warmer climate over the last 10,000 years than exists today,” Crockford wrote.

    “We have this specimen that confirms the polar bear was a morphologically distinct species at least 100,000 years ago, and this basically means that the polar bear has already survived one interglacial period,”

    http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=d6c6d346-802a-23ad-436f-40eb31233026

  3. Anything is possible says:

    In other words, the people who live in the region have a much clearer idea of the true picture than scientists who sit in their ivory towers punching numbers into their computer models.

    Another victory for common sense……

  4. Latitude says:

    …..and by their own admission……the bear population did not increase until the ice decreased

  5. Douglas Dc says:

    What do the Inuit know after all, They’ve only lived there oh say 14,000 years. The modern scientist
    is much more “Evolved” and “Smarter” right?
    S/o
    BTW every time a see the words “Smart” or “Evolved” in an ad I make a note to
    avoid the product if at all possible…

  6. Lance says:

    what about the seals though…with the population increase, the seals will be hardest hit, since melting ice targets them only

  7. Charles Higley says:

    Yep, we knew the bear population was way up, but, never fear, we KNOW that they are endangered because they are—an IPCC-government funded lackey told us so. Whether the population is up or thriving is irrelevant because . . . well, it’s just too complicated for us real scientists to understand, I guess.

  8. Kaboom says:

    Time for some catch and release at the UN in New York.

  9. Richard A says:

    I GUESS Charles Monnett, the wildlife biologist, is now pensioned off having made millions from his false claim. Bet Al Gore does not add an addendum to his movie to say “oops got that wrong too”

  10. Gator says:

    Apparently goverments use poley bear fly overs the same way my county uses drive by assessments, to see what they want to see (and control).

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