An Inconvenient Truth: Polar Bear population is booming

They keep screaming the polar bears are dying but they are actually increasing in numbers. They then say but when the ice melts they will die but the ice keeps increasing also. Its all very inconvenient for them.

Many of us watched the viral video in horror. A starving polar bear scavenging for food on barren land, his ribs visible beneath a jaundiced white coat. “This is what climate change looks like,” said National Geographic. The footage was viewed by 2.5 billion people. It was a lie.

One year later: “I can’t say that this bear was starving because of climate change,” she wrote in National Geographic. 

Polar Bear numbers reach new highs – Population increases to the highest levels in decades.

The US Geological Survey estimated the global population of polar bears at 24,500 in 2005. In 2015, the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group estimated the population at 26,000 (range 22,000–31,000)7 but additional surveys published 2015–2017 brought the total to near 28,500. However, data published in 2018 brought that number to almost 29,5009 with a relatively wide margin of error. This is the highest global estimate since the bears were protected by international treaty in 1973.

1970: 8,000

2005: 24,500

2015: 26,000

2018: 29,500

There are so many polar bears that they have become a nuisance, a Department of Environment report says.

“Science and Inuit Quajimajatuqangit (traditional knowledge) are now observing higher numbers of polar bears and the management goals are more focused on maintaining or reducing numbers in communities and sensitive areas, i.e. bird colonies,” said a department report Species At Risk In Nunavut


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