Thursday, October 11, 2012

Russian warmist: There will be no polar bears anywhere in the wild within 20 to 25 years

No polar bears within few decades, Russian expert predicts |
There will be no polar bears anywhere in the wild within 20 to 25 years, Ovsyannikov predicted.

However, it is wrong to think that their “extermination” is only happening because of global warming, he said. Another key factor is that warmer air and sea temperatures have forced polar bears to spend more time on land where “too many of them were being shot and poached.”
What is the average life span of a polar bear?
Life span: 25 to 30 years in the wild, up to 45 years in zoos.
April 2012: Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers - The Globe and Mail
The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would fall to as low as 610 because of warming temperatures that melt ice faster and ruin bears’ ability to hunt. The Hudson Bay region, which straddles Nunavut and Manitoba, is critical because it’s considered a bellwether for how polar bears are doing elsewhere in the Arctic.

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