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There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking.
Answered by Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, chief scientist with Polar Bears International and USGS polar bear project leader for 30 years. Q: Why all the fuss about polar bears? Aren't their populations increasing: in fact, booming? A: One of the most frequent myths we hear about polar bears is that their numbers are increasing and have, in fact, more than doubled over the past thirty years. Tales about how many polar bears there used to be (with claims as low as 5,000 in the 1960s) are undocumented, but cited over and over again. Yet no one I know can come up with a legitimate source for these numbers.*
if the artic gets warmer wouldent that mean more food
Umm...actually, there have been, as near as I can discover about 10 fatal polar bear attacks since the 1970's...
Thanks, people. Our ice is gone but we'll adjust. Real soon.
Loss of sea ice means the polar bear will have to adapt. In my experience, there are few animals quite as adaptable as bears...
The bears hunt seals by going out on the ice. Less ice, less hunting. No ice, no hunting.