Those are the words of Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has spent the last 20 years studying the animals. His comment is about a population explosion of polar bears in Canada's Eastern Arctic region. They bears, used as a poster child for global warming are not only not threatened, but are thriving.
Pictures of a polar bear floating precariously on a tiny iceberg have become the defining image of global warming but may be misleading, according to a new study.
A survey of the animals' numbers in Canada's eastern Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining, because of mankind's interference in the environment.
In the Davis Strait area, a 140,000-square kilometre region, the polar bear population has grown from 850 in the mid-1980s to 2,100 today.
"There aren't just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears," said Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has spent 20 years studying the animals.
His findings back the claims of Inuit hunters who have long claimed that they were seeing more bears.
Now that is one area, it is not definitive proof of anything, one way or another. Anymore than a hot summer or a cold winter prove anything. (Well, other than the summer was hot or the winter was cold, that is.) The article quotes others saying the polar bears are too being threatened. So the arguments will continue. But there are a lot more complexities than the true believers in the First Church of the Presumptuous Assumption of Global Warming® admit to and a lot less "settled" science.