USGS ‘treadmill’ paper repeats bogus claim that ice loss harmed polar bears


By: - Climate DepotJune 12, 2017 1:16 PM

The newest polar bear science paper making the rounds courtesy the US Geological Survey, is a perfect example of a statistically-significant result with no biological significance. While the results are rather lame, the paper is dangerous because it repeats the disingenuous claim (see Crockford 2017) that Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear numbers declined in recent years due to summer sea ice loss.

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