Despite all the hand-wringing from the global warming hoaxers, a new study has revealed that the poor polar bears aren’t so poor at all; in fact, they’re doing just fine.
The Daily Caller reported:
Polar bears are much more resilient to changing levels of sea ice than environmentalists previously believed, and numerous healthy populations are thriving.
Predictions that bears would die due to a lack of sea ice have continuously not come to pass. A new study by Canadian scientists found “no evidence” polar bears are currently threatened by global warming.
Polar bears became an icon for environmentalists who claimed that melting Arctic sea ice could kill thousands of bears. Former Vice President Al Gore heavily promoted this viewpoint by featuring polar bears swimming for their lives and drowning in his 2006 film on global warming.
“We see reason for concern, but find no reliable evidence to support the contention that polar bears are currently experiencing a climate crisis,” Canadian scientists explained in their study published in Ecology and Evolution.
The alarmist appeals from the global warming crowd even resulted in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) classification of the polar bear as “threatened” in the Endangered Species Act in 2008.
The polar bear became an iconic figure in global warming’s fear-mongering propaganda mission and was the first animal to be listed as potentially threatened in the future because of the junk science.
The math doesn’t add up, though, as there are more polar bears swimming around today than there were 40 years ago, which has led scientists to dig into the alarmist claims.
The DC continued:
In fact, polar bears have likely survived past ice-free periods in the Arctic. There is no evidence of large scale marine life extinctions in the Arctic in the past 1.5 million years, despite the Arctic going through prolonged periods with no summer ice cover.
Wow, what an inconvenient truth for the global warming hucksters. It might be harder to convince people to buy those carbon credits now without being able to cry that the poor polar bears are dying.
Oh, who am I kidding, facts have never changed anything for the Left and their worship of the junk science known as man-made climate change.