The report was criticized by veteran zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford who argued the conservation plan was flawed and an attempt to drive more funding to government programs.
“It’s still based on the same flawed ecological premise as all previous models – it assumes that sea ice was a naturally stable habitat until human-caused global warming came along,” Crockford wrote on her blog. “It also uses slight-of-hand maneuvers to correlate declining summer sea ice and declining polar bear population numbers.”
“What the report does is assure the FWS funds, over the next five years, to continue spreading alarm regarding greenhouse gases, continue their current and planned polar bear subsistence harvest management plans, and make additional plans to deal with polar bear problems that may or may not arise,” Crockford wrote.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/09/scientists-polar-bears-are-thriving-despite-global-warming/#ixzz3fp0TwL8F