Despite reduced sea ice, polar bears are doing OK. Numbers are still increasing. They were low back in the 1960s because polar bears were hunted. Now they are protected numbers are coming back. Polar bear expert, and good friend, Susan … [Read more...] about Polar Bear Update, The Arctic in 2021
Do Glaswegians Mostly Breathe Nitrogen?
I wonder how many of the approximately 30,000 ‘special’ people who are on their way to Glasgow for COP26 know that 78 per cent of the atmosphere is made-up of nitrogen. I asked this question of a group of retired professionals just yesterday and … [Read more...] about Do Glaswegians Mostly Breathe Nitrogen?
Unable to See the Polar Bears for the Snow
Facts often need context, but in the case of world-wide polar bear numbers it is straight forward: since bans on hunting were introduced in the 1970s numbers have increased from about 10,000 in the late 1960s to an official estimate of 26,000 in … [Read more...] about Unable to See the Polar Bears for the Snow
Grizzly Man Swims with Polar Bear
This polar bear was raised in the home of Mark Dumas, apparently from the age of six weeks. … [Read more...] about Grizzly Man Swims with Polar Bear
How Many Polar Bears in Nunavut?
FOLLOWING aerial surveys to estimate polar bear numbers, it was recently reported in The Globe and Mail  that polar bear population numbers are higher than originally thought: “The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed … [Read more...] about How Many Polar Bears in Nunavut?
Second Open Thread
It’s unknown how far the average, white, male, polar bear can swim because they’re always hitching rides on passing ice floes, according to Schiller Thurkettle. … [Read more...] about Second Open Thread