Monday, January 18, 2010

Now Why Aren't Those Polar Bears Going Away?

The facts keep getting in the way of the carefully crafted mythology of the Branch Carbonians. Their lies about the polar bear populations declining due to thinning arctic ice were debunked long ago because (1) arctic ice is not thinning, and (2) polar bear populations are increasing. But Carbonians and their allies in the media and government still try to make these ridiculous claims anyway.

Here is some more evidence on the non-decreasing polar bear populations, from the people who live near them:

IGLOOLIK — As the world hears tales of polar bears pushed to the brink of starvation by the thinning ice caused by climate change, Theo Ikummaq says the story told by Nunavut hunters is much different.
Ikummaq, a wildlife officer for 28 years who’s travelled on the land around Igloolik since the 1950s, says polar bears are indeed coming closer to human settlements in search of food, but they’re not skinny or sickly.
Instead, hunters in the region are reporting well-fed bears and mothers travelling with multiple cubs, another sign that bears are having no trouble finding food. The male population is also up, he said.
“They [hunters] are guaranteed to be seeing polar bears at camp,” Ikummaq said. “This much we know now.”
“Twenty years back, you went caribou hunting, there was never a time you saw a bear. But in the last six years, that’s when polar bear-human encounters have occurred more constantly.”

Bad news like this undoubtedly bothers the Carbonians to no end. I recall the email from Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research:

The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.

Trenberth and the people he was corresponding with in the email (Mann, Jones, etc) are not dispassionate scientists who are trying to discover what is truly happening. They WANT their constructed view of the world to be true. And they will do anything. Concoct any type of fraudulent research with questionable data and methods. Do anything they can to smear those of us who doubt them.

And you know why? They have gone so far with this ridiculous web of lies that there is no turning back. Once a critical mass of people catch on to the fact that they are perpetrating such a massive hoax, their careers will be over and many of them will likely be subject to criminal prosecution. They have nothing to lose by postponing that day for as long as they can.

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