Junk Science Week: Now we have too many polar bears?

Blue City Bears vs Hollywood Hypocrisy

The Left’s endless campaign against Americanism has apparently been good for polar bears.

Financial Post | Opinion

ICON-junkscienceExciting news about polar bears in eastern Canada: A peer-reviewed paper on the Davis Strait subpopulation study has finally been published in the Journal of Wildlife Management. It concludes that despite sea ice having declined since the 1970s, polar bear numbers in Davis Strait have not only increased to a greater density (bears per 1,000 km2) than other seasonal-ice subpopulations (like Western Hudson Bay), but may now have reached its carrying capacity.

This is great news. But where is the shouting from the roof-tops? The study was published online in February and in print in April.  No press release was issued that I could find and, consequently, there was no news coverage.

Funny, that. There was a bit of shouting back in 2007 when the study ended and the preliminary population count was released. Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist at Lakehead University in Ontario, was quoted in the Telegraph: “There aren’t just a few more bears. There are a hell of a…

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