Saturday, July 21, 2012

Polar Bears And Inuit Victims of Environmental Hysteria and Inadequate Science, Not Global Warming.

from Usually, whatever aboriginal or indigenous people say about the environment is sacrosanct to environmentalists and government. However, when they disagree their knowledge is belittled and ignored. It is happening to the Inuit about polar bears. Environmentalists and government claim polar bears are doomed because of global warming. “Most of the world’s polar bears are likely to disappear in the next 30 to 50 years if the Arctic continues to heat up as climatologists predict, two University of Alberta scientists say.” This is pure speculative alarmism apparently without knowledge of climate and polar bear history. The world has cooled since 1998, the IPCC predictions are already incorrect, and polar bears have survived thousands of years of warmer temperatures including the recent past. In April 2012, a report by the government of Nunavut on polar bear number contradicted the so-called experts; “the bear population is not in crisis as people believed,” said Drikus Gissing, Nunavut’s director of wildlife management. “There is no doom and gloom." Mr. Gissing added that the government isn’t dismissing concerns about climate change, but he said Nunavut wants to base bear-management practices on current information “and not predictions about what might happen.” 

Two major claims by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) supported by the Center for Biological Diversity in the legal brief, “IN RE POLAR BEAR ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT LISTING AND 4(d) RULE LITIGATION” (USCA Case #11-5219), illustrate the problem. “Two findings were most critical to FWS’s listing determination: (1) extensive declines in Arctic sea ice extent already have occurred and are projected to continue; and (2) the polar bear depends on sea ice for its continued survival as a species. Appellants do not contest either of those findings.“ (page 17-18) Finding 1 and the first sentence in the next section, which says, “There has been an unprecedented decline in Arctic sea ice over the past several decades” are incorrect. There are no accurate sea ice records that cover the “past several decades”. The first useable record began in 1980, two years after a satellite was launched. The declines are not unprecedented... More accurate and complete science predicts continued cooling, which began in 1998 would result in more ice... Finding 2 is also false. Polar Bears have survived extensive periods with little or no sea ice. Greenland ice cores show a warmer world than today for a period of 8000 years;...warmer by 2-3°C than today.

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