Now 20 years with no trend in ice breakup dates for Western Hudson Bay polar bears

Posted: June 27, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, Critique, News, propaganda

In short: polar bear scares by climate alarm propaganda merchants are busted.


Straight from the horse’s mouth: all polar bear females tagged by researchers around Churchill in Western Hudson Bay last year were still on the ice as of 25 June. With plenty of ice still remaining over the bay, spring breakup will be no earlier this year than it has been since 1999. Contrary to predictions of ever-declining ice cover, the lack of a trend in sea ice breakup dates for Western Hudson Bay is now twenty years long (a hiatus, if you will) and yet these bears are repeatedly claimed to have been seriously harmed in recent years by a loss of sea ice.

Derocher 2019 WHB collared females 25 June all bears still on the ice

In fact, WH bears have faced relatively few ‘early’ years of sea ice breakup and breakup has never come before the 15th of June. The earliest recent spring breakup date did not come in 2012 – when sea ice hit a summer record low – but…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    So ‘no trend’ IS the trend.

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    the bears have been around for some 100,000 years. This includes the Roman Warm Period, the Middle Ages Warm Period, the deep Ice Age that ended some 12,000 years ago, the Little Ice Age, etc., etc. They are still here. Imagine that. Those cave men were really good at preserving the bears. Or something.