Maclean’s blames global warming for polar bear visits to Newfoundland

“If the polar bears that have been coming ashore this winter and spring in Labrador and Newfoundland were desperately thin and hungry, people onshore would be right to be very worried and might have a reason to blame something (like declining sea ice due to global warming). But the bears were not thin — all of the bears photographed or described were fat and healthy.”

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Without a shred of evidence, Canada’s Maclean’s magazine claims recent polar bear sightings in Newfoundland and Labrador are due to global warming — and concludes that such incidents are bound to get worse.

Macleans 7 April 2017 polar bear headline with photo_sized

But since it’s likely that polar bear populations in Davis Strait are still increasing (as they were in 2007), Maclean’s might be correct in their prophesy that bear visitations are bound to get worse — just not for the reason they think.

Without any justification or even a quote from an expert, the author of this piece (Meagan Campbell)  blames man-made global warming for recent polar bear visits to Labrador and Newfoundland:

“Since bear sightings in the early winter have been linked to climate change, some parents are more concerned for their future grandchildren.” 

That’s just bad logic. Actually, the fact that global warming has not killed off polar bearsas predicted means there…

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