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Last week, I wrote an Opinion Piece called ‘Give the Bears a Break’ for the Winnipeg Free Press Dr. Ian Stirling subsequently responded and dismissed by concerns. Essentially citing the fact that I have no scientific background and am therefore not qualified to express my opinion. He also cites a recent study by the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (led by Amstrup, Stirling and Derocher)… not that I have been able to locate this paper … Continue reading
While all the polar bear scientists are chatting about solutions for the apocalypse, I stumbled across a neat little chart of Ice-Free Days in Hudson Bay (page 17). It was used by Martin Obbards, the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear guy, in a presentation so one would assume that the data is reasonably correct. One thing struck me, the ice in the 1970s kind of looks, um, really average. So with a ruler and some … Continue reading
Well, I got a few emails yesterday about the footage of ‘Polar Bear Family & Me’ and Polar Bear International’s response to it – specifically the blog post by Polar Bear researchers Steven Amstrup, Ian Stirling and Andrew Derocher. I read the blog response and then, naturally, searched youtube for a pirated version of the BBC2 documentary and watched that. Let’s start with the most important part… their ‘fixer’ or location guide: Jason Roberts. From … Continue reading