Won’t Someone Think of the Polar Bears?!?

12/01/20157 Comments

Those cute, furry little Global Warming icons are in danger according to the bought-and-paid-for campaigners in the global warming alarmist industry. The truth, however, is (as always) the polar opposite of what the alarmists want you to believe. Join James for today’s Thought for the Day as he breaks down the lies and misinformation about polar bear populations and how these lies have been used to sell the climate change hype.

SHOW NOTES
1993 Coca-Cola Polar Bear Commercial

First Coca-Cola Polar Bear Commercial Turns 20

Drowning polar bear paper

Female polar bear tracked making continuous swim of 687 km over 9 days

Report on Dead Polar Bears Gets a Biologist Suspended

Inspector general’s transcript of drowned polar bear researcher being grilled

Melting polar bear in Montreal draws attention to Arctic warming

Science Mag retracts photoshopped polar bear image

Raining Dead Polar Bears Commercial – planetstupid

Ursus maritimus – IUCN Red List

How “Science” Counts Bears or Why it Takes a Village

IUCN Red List category criteria

Graphing polar bear population estimates over time

IUCN Red Book officials forced scientific standards on polar bear predictive models

Uncounted polar bear populations in Arctic basin

Polar Bear population estimates 1981-2013

Polar bears facing extinction as numbers ‘to fall by a third over next 40 years’

Reasons to Petition Congress to Investigate USGS’ Dubious Polar Bear Claims

Ice-free Arctics in the past

Twenty good reasons not to worry about polar bears

Walruses Crowd Shore as Arctic Sea Ice Nears Minimum

Hijacking Successful Walrus Conservation

Mass haulouts of female Pacific walrus as a sign of population health

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  1. nosoapradio says:

    I really appreciate your painstaking efforts to unveil the more, or often less, sophisticated mechanisms of highly successful propaganda. Thanks to your videos it has become much easier to make an impact on the very busy and thoroughly brain-washed members of my entourage. Many thanks.

  2. graviv says:

    Bears thriving is great news, really. Thanks for the clarity, James. As a long time trusting person, I appreciate any help getting my head around the scale of deceit.

    I find this history about Jefferson very helpful. We’ve been lied to for a long time, by very good liars.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCBz5nuuB-U&feature=player_embedded

    “…regarding the Indians, we will push our trading uses and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt, because we observe that when these debts get beyond what the individuals cam pay, they become willing to lop them off by accession of lands” Jefferson 1803

    Joy Raviv

  3. Terraset says:

    These are easily your best formatted videos. You pick one small topic and stick to it and debunk it in 5 – 15 minutes. You also show on the screen the sources you’re pulling information from. Ive noticed people respond to that much better than stating the information then seperatly posting a link to the source. It seems to leave them still feeling like “well he’s just saying that.” They could just go click the link but that takes effort and if there’s one thing sheep don’t like to put into their own lives it’s effort.

    Scrolling through the actual USGS and WWF pages right on the screen takes that excuse away from them because it’s more obvious that it’s not your opinion it’s some other source’s.

    These videos are /almost/ perfect for what I like to call “truth bombing” where you load the video up on your phone or other device get into a conversation on the topic with someone you know is willfully ignorant on the subject, preferably around a group of people who are on the fence or simply well meaning but lack the information. Wait for said ignorant bigot to make a hard claim such as “But all the polar bears are dying, government said so!!” the *BAM* pull out your phone and push play on the video.

    No time wasted searching for information, no stalling and saying “Give me a second I want to show something to you.” No chance for them to get scared and run from new information and no warning. It’s quite fun really but just make sure you know some self-defense or are at least prepped for that first right hook because bigots have a decent chance of getting violent when they get shown up. Also not recommended to use it on, for example, a landlord or other person who holds tangible power over your life situation. But if you have fallbacks set up in case they’re dumb enough to think that your mere opinion is /so dangerous/ that it warrants eviction or other forms of corporeal punishment then the jokes on them.

    The reason I say /almost/ is because in a lot of these videos you throw in offhand comments about “The eugenicist, globalist, misleaders” and whatnot. I’ve learned as likely have many others that the moment sheep hear that type of stuff they completely turn their brains off and refuse to listen any further. Granted that’s not such a problem because you could argue to them that they’re just judging a book by it’s cover. But I would hold off on the insults till at least half way through a video so that you’ve at least given out some real information to hook fragile brains into wanting to hear more. At least if you wanted to format such videos to be used as quick, succinct debunking tools for activists to use against mainstream rhetoric.

    Don’t get me wrong, the insults are warranted and nice to hear and it’s probably pretty obvious that I’m no stranger to using them. Typically after I’ve proven them wrong and they inevitably get mad and aggressive. Then I can justify it. It’s quite fun. But IF you want to format these thought of the day videos to be convenient little shots of Truthinide to be stuck in the arm of anyone afflicted with Ignoramalgia you might want to switch to a different preservative.

  4. BennyB says:

    James,

    Thanks. This was a really well presented, thorough, and humorous video, which I found useful and will definitely make a mental note of should future reference be warranted. The polar bear has become one of the most iconic pieces of propaganda on this issue and, as such, it appears not to have much solid ground (or ice) to stand on, and deserves to be washed out unceremoniously to sea 😉 Nice work.

  5. manbearpig says:

    In a classic display of flagrant disregard for facts of any sort, be they reporting on an incident between Inuits and polar bears, sea ice extent trends or on those in polar bear population numbers Gloria Dickie goes to town on the arctic/subarctic tundra.

    Susan Crockford’s article decrying this misinformation was reposted from her site Polar Bear Science, onto Wattsupwiththat:

    “…Yesterday, two polar bear specialists and an inept freelance journalist poured gasoline on the already-volatile issue of polar bear management in Nunavut.
    Quote of the day:

    “I think there’s a reasonable chance that the last polar bear in Canada will be shot by an Inuk hunter.” [Andrew Derocher, University of Alberta]

    You have to read it to believe how bad the Yale Environment 360 article by Gloria Dickie (19 December 2018) really is: The title suggests a balanced treatment of the issue but the reality is far from that: gross inaccuracies in the descriptions of the two fatal attacks that took place this summer that can only be explained by sloppy research and what struck me as unbelievably nasty and racist commentary by polar bear specialist Andrew Derocher. But decide for yourself…

    …And the description of the August attack makes it sound like the Inuk hunters brought the attack on themselves by behaving inappropriately (by getting between a mother and cubs). But all of the accounts given by the two survivors of that attack tell a quite different story, including the fact that only one cub was present. They say they were having early morning tea outside their tents when the mother bear approached the camp and was undeterred by a warning shot… ”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/22/biologists-escalate-conflict-over-inuit-management-of-polar-bear-populations/

    WUWT commenter “Vukcevic” nailed it by questioning the offensive quote:

    “…to the contrary, bear population is increasing, and that might not be the case with the Inuk population.
    Perhaps Derocher should have said :
    “I think there’s a reasonable chance that the last Inuit in Canada will be killed by a polar bear”…”

    Robert of Texas also made a striking remark:

    “…Put the environmentalists in a situation where they can either shoot an attacking bear or die and become bear food and see what they choose…”

    polarbearscience.com/2017/02/15/baffin-bay-and-kane-basin-polar-bears-not-declining-concludes-new-report/

    quantities of polar bears and sea ice may be stable but the number of feverishly reported CAGW snow jobs just keeps climbing to record high levels…

  6. manbearpig says:

    For posterity:

    “…The aggressiveness of some of the bears, their boldness in entering local buildings and fearlessness in the face of the usual deterrents has caused the local government to call a state of emergency to help the town residents….
    …Global warming is blamed for the problem but as is so often the case, that claim does not stand up to scrutiny….This incident of winter problems with polar bears and others like itreported from the Russian Arctic, almost certainly reflect the confluence of a growing human presence in the Arctic and thriving polar bear populations, not lack of sea ice due to global warming…”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/02/11/no-climate-change-hasnt-driven-polar-bears-to-take-over-a-russian-town/

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