Climate Hustle knows: Ten dire predictions that have failed as global polar bear population hits 20-31k


By: - Climate DepotMay 2, 2016 7:37 AM

https://polarbearscience.com/2016/05/01/climate-hustle-knows-ten-dire-predictions-that-have-failed-as-global-polar-bear-population-hits-20-31k/

While polar bears may be negatively affected by declines in sea ice sometime in the future, so far there is no convincing evidence that any unnatural harm has come to them. Indeed, global population size (described by officials as a “tentative guess“) appears to have grown slightly over this time, as the maximum estimated number was 28,370 in 1993 (Wiig and colleagues 1995; range 21,470-28,370) but rose to 31,000 in 2015 (Wiig and colleagues 2015, pdf here of 2015 IUCN Red List assessment; range 20,000-31,000).