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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Polar Bears In Peril? Well..., maybe not.

The Telegraph reports:

Pictures of a polar bear floating precariously on a tiny iceberg have become the defining image of global warming but may be misleading, according to a new study.

A survey of the animals' numbers in Canada's eastern Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining, because of mankind's interference in the environment.

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.

"There aren't just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears," said Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has spent 20 years studying the animals.

His findings back the claims of Inuit hunters who have long claimed that they were seeing more bears.

Read it here?

But..., but..., but..., didn't the Gorians tell us that global warming was bringing the bears to the brink of extinction? And didn't they have "scientists" on their side? Why..., yes they did!

Oh well, maybe "scientists" can be wrong..., and if they are..., should we be basing public policy on their recommendations?

Just asking.

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