‘No extinctions’: polar bears survived periods when the Arctic had no ice

Posted: January 11, 2016 by oldbrew in alarmism, sea ice
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Sea ice optional [image credit: BBC]

Sea ice optional [image credit: BBC]

More global warming sales talk masquerading as science gets exposed.

Date: 11/01/16 Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller News Foundation
Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in “An Inconvenient Truth” when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the “stratigraphic record of the last 1.5 [million years] indicates that no marine species’ extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations,” including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in summertime.

“Some species thought to be dependent on summer sea ice (e.g., polar bears) survived through these periods,” write Thomas Cronin of the USGS and Matthew Cronin of the University of Alaska in their new study.

See more at: ‘No Extinctions’: Polar Bears Survived Periods When The Arctic Had No Ice | The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

  1. oldbrew says:

    Not like this…

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    Nice comment oldbrew

    The difference between polar bears and brown bears is small; they can still inter-breed. The start of the white coat bear has been put at >800,000, 450,000, 280,000 years ago. Possibly a succession of the mutation. Even the youngest age would mean that the bears have survived 3 times of no arctic ice for thousands of years – without the “aid” of Greenpeace.

  3. tom0mason says:

    Wow, hold the front page — Polar bears found to have a survival instinct!

    Odd that, as all living things seem to have this instinct.
    The exception appears to be some particularly stupid members of the top predator group (humans). Nature however will have its own way of culling the most willfully dumb from the environment. Nature versus ‘The followers of Gore’.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    @oldbrew; your Greenpeas polybar looks sick, it aught ta be put down before it infests the Polar Bears with its’ disease. ;-)…pg

  5. michael hart says:

    There are Black squirrels and Brunette squirrels in the UK, not just Red squirrels and Grey squirrels. Some are said to interbreed, some are said to be incapable. Bears the same, I would guess.

    Some also consider there to be good evidence that pre-modern human evolutionary lineages have actually re-converged at one or more points. It’s rarely as simple as a current consensus declaims in the textbooks.

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    michael hart:
    Black and brunette bears in the UK countryside?
    Bang goes the tourist trade.

  7. hunter says:

    So the ancient English sport of bear baiting will soon return?

  8. oldmanK says:

    Since it seems to be “Polar bear day’, so here is my two-bit worth.

    It seems polar bears did survive, –and would have a better future if things changed—see another post of mine here https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/climate-change-crisis-or-con-job/#comment-112204

    Other animals of the biped type may not be so lucky, as Plato pointed out. Qoute””O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you (no survivors unlike the polar bear).

    Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, …….

    Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth (there goes Dodwell’s dilemma), and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore. And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, delivers and preserves us (so we remember). When, on the other hand, the gods purge the earth with a deluge of water, the survivors in your country are herdsmen and shepherds who dwell on the mountains, but those who, like you, live in cities are carried by the rivers into the sea.””

    From research into Hellenic culture it is quite evident that it is -to quote JE Harrison, plus my own research-all imported. The pre-Hellenes did not share the fate of the polar bear.

    That is a different view of the matter.

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