'The study, published by the Wildlife Management Advisory Council, came from interviews with 75 hunters in all six Inuvialuit communities over a three-year period. It found traditional knowledge holders in the region say the bears are healthy and their population is stable.'
Zoologist Dr. Susan J. Crockford is a zoologist calls claims 'political posturing' by activists. 'The newest population estimate is based on data only [UK Guardian's Goldenberg] has seen' - 'It doesn’t matter how often Suzanne Goldenberg keeps repeating the lie that the ice-free season in Hudson Bay is steadily lengthening – it doesn’t make it so' - It’s better to get in bed with an activist environmental reporter who can generate headlines than to publish the data and let it speak for itself? Why are polar bear researchers still withholding data, if the stakes are so high?'
NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams warned of 'the habitat of the polar bears melting earlier and faster than ever' and promised 'a jaw-dropping look at a way of life quickly disappearing.' -- a sound bite ran of Steve Amstrup, chief scientist of Polar Bears International proclaiming: "Liken it to the passengers on the Titanic. It didn't matter how many people were on the Titanic or how well they were doing, when the Titanic slipped beneath the waves and they lost their habitat, that was it. Polar bears will also go away because of their dependence on the sea ice."
Dr. Susan Crockford: 'It’s certainly true that there has been markedly less ice at the end of the summer than there was 20 years ago but the amount of summer ice is irrelevant to polar bears – and research by polar bear biologists themselves shows this to be true...Polar bear populations need to studied, monitored and managed, but surely this can be done without the hysteria promoted by Polar Bears International and the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group.'
Paul Homewood: "It is absolutely clear that the number of strong tornadoes has declined since the 1970s. Alarmingly, however, this page has been 'disappeared', and the link now comes up with this:
Fortunately Wayback still has a copy of the original web page, and I also have it on file. It is blindingly apparent that NOAA found their original assessment far too inconvenient, something that should be kept out of the public domain at all cost."
Climate chauses wind speeds to decrease...Except when climate change causes wind speeds to increase...
Claim: Atmosphere expert Professor Paul Williams, of the University of Reading, told the Financial Times that winds have ‘generally weakened over land over the past few decades’. He said one explanation for plummeting wind speeds could be ‘human-related climate change’, that would see poles warming ‘faster than tropics in lower atmosphere’ areas. Prof Williams said: ‘This would have the effect of weakening the mid-latitude north-south temperature difference and consequently reducing the thermal wind at low altitudes.’