Nothing to see here, move along


Climategate? What Climategate? It’s not in the papers. Well hardly. Certainly not on the front page of any of Rupert’s rags.

However.

Credit where credit’s due…

Stewart was brilliant, until he tried to counter, backtrack, save his arse, balance (ha!) it out. So lame. For starters, polar bear numbers have been increasing as we all know.

But is that just due to the decrease of hunting?

When restrictions on polar bear harvests were put in place in the early 1970s, populations rebounded. That situation was a conservation success story … but the current threat to polar bears is entirely different, and more dire.

Today’s polar bears are facing the rapid loss of the sea-ice habitat that they rely on to hunt, breed, and, in some cases, to den. Last summer alone, the melt-off in the Arctic was equal to the size of Alaska, Texas, and the state of Washington combined—a shrinkage that was not predicted to happen until 2040.

Interesting, no time stamp on that link. So which “last summer” are they talking about? Interesting, just google polar bear population increase and top of the page is that mob.

Rapid loss, eh? What about the gains?

Overall, that graph looks pretty ordinary… especially when one considers other estimates for polar bear numbers. Oops! The yellow line vs the red line. It’s a travesty they could not explain.

Mitch Taylor, Dr. Mitchell Taylor

Polar Bear Biologist,
Department of the Environment,
Government of Nunavut , Igloolik , Nunavut , Canada

… quoted in that report who also notes:

One polar bear population (western Hudson Bay ) has declined since the 1980s and the reproductive success of females in that area seems to have decreased. We are not certain why, but it appears that ecological conditions in the mid-1980s were exceptionally good.

Climate change is having an effect on the west Hudson population of polar bears, but really, there is no need to panic. Of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada , 11 are stable or increasing in number. They are not going extinct, or even appear to be affected at present.

It is noteworthy that the neighbouring population of southern Hudson Bay does not appear to have declined, and another southern population ( Davis Strait ) may actually be over-abundant.

And as for the hunting?

I understand that people who do not live in the north generally have difficulty grasping the concept of too many polar bears in an area. People who live here have a pretty good grasp of what that is like to have too many polar bears around.

But since everyone loves piccies…

Image thanks to The Roanske Slant.

You know what’s also interesting, though? From bing’s overy-humbled – thanks to Vista – comp…


Yep, the blog American Thinker is in the google NEWS searches, for – polar bear population increase –

All settled now? Fuel the jet. Go, Kevin, bon voyage!

Ahhhh…

Meanwhile, Australia’s (Rudd Labor) government broadcaster prefers to stay at precisely 1 hit compared to google’s 20+ million hits re “Climategate”. And the ABC’s “hit” was in comments.

UPDATE

Your ABC has finally picked up it’s game and is up to – wait for it, waaaaiiit, steady on, grab the cat, easy tiger…

TWO HITS!!!

Meanwhile, Google lumbers around with a paltry 27 million.

8 Responses to “Nothing to see here, move along”

  1. lucanas Says:

    I think it’s Fairfax and not Murdoch’s groups who are reluctant at addressing climategate. After all, they have earth hour.

    • bingbing Says:

      Yeah, we all know Fairfax are a bunch of AGW junkies. AND that Rupe has a few good journo’s out there. But he wants to charge for you to read about Britney’s tits, and bam, there goes it.

    • Struth Says:

      Murdoch is first and foremost a businessman, and more of a nihilist than an idealist. As sales of papers, and therefore advertising revenue decline, then paying to access his websites is sure to happen. Some access will still be free, but stable stars like Bolt’s Blog and all the Football carry-on etc. will be subscription I’m sure. Something like $5/10 per month. Then Bolt would be given moderators etc.

  2. elsie of brisbane Says:

    Kevin’s latest Twitty Twitter:

    “The kids introduced me to the wonders of worm farming, what to do with worm poo – all part of the work of their sustainability ctee. KRudd”

    I know exactly what he could do with the worm poo….

    • Struth Says:

      What a phony. That ponce would have never had dirt under his fingernails or grown a vegetable in his life.

  3. eggz Says:

    Great post, bingbing – informative and entertaining.

  4. Shelley Says:

    I second. Great post. Information about the camels culled here in Australia may also be a good read. Remember the American TV talent having a hissy at Rudd for getting out the jets to carpet bomb them? Same problem. The blighter’s are a darn pest. Good breeding conditions and bugger all to keep them in check. There’s a market for them that should maybe be explored more, however it involves live export. They taste bloody beautiful. If you ever get the change grab yourself a camel steak.

  5. Climate-gators at Copenhagen « The Tizona Group Says:

    […] in that interview. Nowhere near all glaciers have been studied, sea levels are barely rising, the Arctic ice isn’t melting but has been increasing the past few years, there aren’t 2500 scientists all agreeing, but rather a handful as Climategate proves. Yes, […]


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