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The boy who cried ‘polar bear’


Photo of Polar bears on Barter Island, in the Beaufort Sea, near Alaska. Credit: Arthur T. Labar/Flickr/Creative Commons

Photo of Polar bears on Barter Island, in the Beaufort Sea near Alaska. Credit: Arthur T. Labar/Flickr/Creative Commons

“The boy who cried wolf” is one of Aesop’s fables about a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricked the people in the village about a false claim that wolves were attacking his flock. When wolves did attack, the people didn’t believe him and the flock was destroyed.

Today the phrase “to cry wolf” speaks of “raising false alarms.”

Here is an excerpt of what Arthur T. LaBar had to say about the photo he took in 2015:
Polar bear greeting
The bear on the left had been joyfully rolling on a patch of ice not visible under their feet. When the other bear approached, the two seemed to be acquainted and greeted one another in the above manner.
There was no sign of aggression in any of the bears we saw in this area, probably because there was plenty to eat. The ice around Barter Island, when there is any, hosts a large concentration of ringed seals”

And we seem to have the same thing happening today. People promoting man-made global warming are using all sorts of elaborate claims to get our attention. One of them suggests the polar bear population is dying off because bears are unable to hunt on the ice.

However, a report recently produced by the Nunavut government, a territory in Northern Canada, is stating the exact opposite. The people in the arctic are claiming the bear population is booming and actually becoming a hazard to people.

The draft report stated:

“Public safety concerns, combined with the effects of polar bears on other species, suggested that in many Nunavut communities, the polar bear may have exceeded the co-existent threshold.”

As a result several northern communities are calling for a cull. It appears that Polar Bears are successfully adapting to the world’s changing climate, despite what the scare mongering suggests.

The report, based on a four-year study, did not use computer models to come to its conclusion, but actually consulted the people living in the arctic. This included 11 hunting groups and organizations who are regularly out on the tundra and ocean looking for food.

The Inuit are becoming increasingly frustrated that scientists down south are using computer models to tell them what is going on in their world without consulting with them. While global warming scientists claim that polar bear populations are shrinking across the the Arctic, the Inuit claim the exact opposite is happening.

People are tiring of the alarmists as evidenced by the progressive, liberal state of Washington where the majority of citizens rejected a carbon tax in a state-wide referendum in November. This was the second time a carbon tax was defeated at the polls.

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