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Shhh! More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago


Shhh! More polar bears alive today than 40 years ago

Author Zac Unger was originally drawn to the arctic circle to write a “mournful elegy” about how global warming was decimating the polar bear populations. He was surprised to find that the polar bears were not in such dire straits after all.

“There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago,” Unger told NPR in an interview about his new book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in The Eye.” “There are about 25,000 polar bears alive today worldwide. In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded.”

“This is not to say that global warming is not real or is not a problem for the polar bears,” Unger added. “But polar bear populations are large, and the truth is that we can’t look at it as a monolithic population that is all going one way or another.”



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  1. jong

    February 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I think that all liberals should meet a polar bear. Call it a meet and greet(LOL)

    • conservative

      February 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      More like meet and eat.

      • justathinker

        February 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        meat and greet

        • Jeffery Wood

          February 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

          Don’t you mean “meat and eat”?

    • uhpd

      February 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      jong… it take out!

  2. foxxybey

    February 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Don’t tell Gore the man with out a college degree or he will invent something else. He burns more fuel then anyone flying his self proclaimed kinghood to lie to the people.

    • GridRider

      February 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Gore graduated from Harvard and enlisted in the Army in 1969. I dislike him vehemently but that doesn’t change his past.

    • foxxybey

      February 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      When I looked it up it said he had no college degree, so someone is wrong?

  3. TAM44

    February 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Wish one would eat that piece of socialst waste al gore, no that would kill the beautiful bear.

  4. mac

    February 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    al gore was on tv last night, it would take 2 bears too eat that FAT a#s!

  5. Rodney Small

    February 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Anyone know what happens when a species gets over populated? They crash and you can expect this to happen but blamed on global warming oops I ment climate change. They need to be hunted and kept to a managable population. Any idiot except a liberal would know this.

    • Rattlerjake

      February 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      They always tell you about the areas where the ice is melting, but fail to include the areas where the ice is at record high levels (other areas of the arctic as well as Antarctica).
      Why don’t we open season on politicians? I’d love to have Gore, or Obuthead’s head to hang in my garage to scare out the mice.

      • TexasJester

        February 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

        Methinks we need to thin the “herd”…..

    • uhpd

      February 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      What libs do not know, is that polar bears can live on land and they will eat almost anything. Just follow the money on this Global Warming. In the 70s it was Global cooling because Freon was deteriorating the ozone. We did away with freon and replaced it with a more expensive product. Now we find out that freon was actually helping the ozone.

  6. servant

    February 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Surprise. . .surprised? None should be, look back to the early 1970’s, when our “EXPERTS” predicted, “We are entering a new ICE AGE!” Then more “EXPERTS” declared in the late 1970’2 “We shall run totally out of oil by 1990!”
    Then came good Ole’ Al Gore and Global warming that went no where, so they changed it to “Climate Change” caused by human’s use of coal and oil.
    But who thinks this can account for these two facts: 1. The Atlantic Ocean’s warming up. 2. While the Pacific is cooling? Can any human activity do this?
    Now what about the”Hole in the Ozone” above the Arctic? Anyone hear about it of late? Did it heal itself? Is it still there?
    See what lengths humanity goes to, when they have removed God from their collective thinking?
    Most willingly take the words of men over the Word of God, even though 90% of all prophecy has come to pass as written! How sad, how so dumb!

    • GridRider

      February 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      What’s interesting is in College he was mentored by a “global warming” fanatic when he took an oceanography class. I suspect he was easily influenced as many young people are… This is one reason we need to take back the universities from the leftists.

  7. Docs357

    February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    The bears are smarter then people. That’s why they only elect leaders born as polar bears

  8. edro3111

    February 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    You lie!! Al Gore said most of them drowned after their little last pieces of ice melted and the tropical sun got to them. And Al doesn’t tell lies!

  9. razz

    February 6, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Funny thing about “global warming” is that it’s occurred during a period of global cooling…. perhaps that’s why the alarm has been essentially changed to “climate change,” which is absurdly uninformative since climate… changes. I’m happy for the polar bears though…

  10. barbiecakes

    February 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    PETA has photos of polar bears clinging to small pieces of ice in the water. What the don’t point out is it’s in the Summer when they do this.

  11. Sir Randall

    February 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    ‘More Polar Bears alive today’…Yeah with the Economy in the tank even Planned Parenthood has been forced to close their doors North of the Brooks Range…

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