Fat polar bears causing trouble onshore in Labrador plus sightings in Newfoundland

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What sounds like a mother and half-grown cub paid a visit to a cabin outside Black Tickle, Labrador and frightened the residents trapped inside. The aggressive female was part of at least 10 bears seen around the community on 14 April 2019 and photos of one of them show a bear in excellent condition. A bear in good condition was also spotted on the north coast of Newfoundland over the weekend, delivered to land by sea ice that’s moving back into the area after winds blew it offshore last month.

Batteau-labrador Carrie Dyson photo 17 April 2019 Near Black Tickle Labrador, mid-April 2019. Carrie Dyson photo.

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Despite the claims of being frightened out of their wits, note the photo above: they weren’t so scared that they were willing to forego a photo opportunity. Here is the CBC report (17 April 2019), where the witness accounts all refer to the animal as “he”:

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OK in the 80s but not now: ‘seeing more polar bears means there are more bears’

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Wait for it, it will come: backlash from polar bear scientists for a statement by an Inuk bear safety guide in Labrador, reported by the CBC yesterday. The guide said there are more polar bears now than there were 25 years ago based on the fact that he is seeing more bears and that more bears mean more trouble with bears, including attacks on people. As I point out in my new book, The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened, only in the 1980s did biologists admit that seeing more bears meant there were actually more bears.

polar-bear-black-tickle_Edwin Clark submitted to CBC no date This bear visited Black Tickle in Labrador a few years back. Edwin Clark photo.

It has not been OK anywhere else in the world over the last few years to suggest that seeing more bears meant more bears, whether you were Inuk or not – whether describing a subpopulation that’s officially…

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Full podcast of TV interview with Andrew Bolt in Australia talking about polar bears

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This 10 minute television interview aired a few hours ago on The Bolt Report (Sky News Australia, 26 March 2019). A short excerpt was made available as a tweet but a link to the full length podcast is below.

Bolt report interview intro_26 March 2019

Ironically, despite the huge effort made by polar bear specialists and climate change activists to silence and discredit me over the last year or so, all it’s done is made more people willing to listen to what I have to say. My new book is selling phenomenally well and getting great reviews: if you haven’t ordered your ebook or paperback copy, you can do so here.

Polar bears are multiplying, despite global warming: Zoologist

26/03/2019|10min Full interview,watch here

Zoologist and author Dr Susan Crockford says polar bears have continued to increase their numbers since sea ice levels have decreased, with the current population hovering at about 39,000. This figure…

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