Since mid-August, Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham has been filing a series of articles from an expedition cruise through the Northwest Passage for a feature called “Above the Arctic Circle”. One of these appeared on August 18, along with a video called “What to know about polar bears and global warming” and it contained an egregious error that should have stood out to any educated person as being wrong by several orders of magnitude:
We are not talking about a difference of opinion or interpretation but a simple fact that was outrageously wrong by a wide margin. You see it, don’t you?
“Canada’s polar bear population dropped more than 40% between 2001 and 2010” touts the video – a “fact” that suggests a decline of thousands and thousands of bears over ten years.
[Assuming a global total of 26,500 (average of 22,000-31,000, which…
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