Articles tagged with: Polar bears

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Financial Post publishes misleading opinion that misrepresents science of polar bears’ plight

in Financial Post, by Susan Crockford

— 02 Mar 2018

"The article is composed of misstatements. These are either based upon the author’s apparent lack of understanding of the ecological and geophysical situations, or intent to misl..

National Geographic video of starving polar bear should have clarified uncertain link to climate change

in National Geographic, by Sarah Gibbens

— 17 Jan 2018

"The article contains valid information on the devastating consequences of climate change on polar bears. The only problem as I see it is that the article presents (implicitly) tha..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Sea ice loss due to climate change is the biggest threat to polar bear survival and has already led to declines in some polar bear subpopulations, contrary to “Climate Realism” video message

CLAIM
“In 1950, there were around 10,000 polar bears globally. Today, polar bear populations are near 39,000. Polar bear populations are increasing dramatically as the planet has warmed.”

SOURCE: Andy Singer, Climate Realism, Heartland Institute

Published: 29 Oct 2020

VERDICT

The long-term survival of polar bears is threatened by loss of sea-ice due to global warming, new study confirms

CLAIM
"Global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction"

SOURCE: Henry Fountain, The New York Times

Published: 27 Jul 2020

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The global polar bear population is threatened by loss of sea ice, contrary to PragerU’s video claim

CLAIM
The polar bear population has been growing. Polar bears are thriving even where sea ice is diminishing.

SOURCE: Anonymous, PragerU

Published: 18 May 2020

VERDICT