Biologist: Polar Bears are NOT threatened by climate change – It’s ‘crazy to speculate about a climate future 50 or 100 years in advance…then declare a crisis because the guess was they won’t do very well’
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Dr Taylor claims the figures just don't add up. 'I think it is a bit crazy to speculate about a climate future 50 or 100 years in advance, then guess about how polar bears might respond to this hypothetical climate future, then declare a crisis because the guess was they won't do very well,' said Dr Taylor.
'Especially when the current models don't seem to be able to predict either temperature or sea ice very well so far.'
Dr Mitchell Taylor says 'there no reliable scientific evidence' of decline
'It is not a crisis, just a change that is within the range of historical variation,' he added.
And even if polar bears did suffer a loss of ice, Dr Taylor points out that, as a species, polar bears have survived for four million years and have 'behavioural plasticity'. 'That means they evolved even before the Pleistocene glacial cycles, even before there was perennial sea ice in the Arctic Ocean,' he said.