in the arctic? I mean, the Goreacle told us it's so warm the polar bears are drowning?
The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment …
Then there was the cold - quite a bit colder, [organiser Ann] Atwood said, than Bancroft and Arnesen had expected.
Hehehehehe... I just love it. But wait! If it's warmer than usual, it's Global Warmering; and if it's COLDER than you expect?
"They were experiencing temperatures that weren’t expected with global warming,” Atwood said. “But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability."
Ah, yes, the all-purpose explanation.
But what about the bears? A survey of the animals' numbers in Canada's eastern Arctic has revealed that they are thriving, not declining, because of mankind's interference in the environment.
In the Davis Strait area, a 140,000-square kilometre region, the polar bear population has grown from 850 in the mid-1980s to 2,100 today.
"There aren't just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears," said Mitch Taylor, a polar bear biologist who has spent 20 years studying the animals.
Yet, according to the enviroweenies,
"They are declining due to global warming and changes in when the ice freezes and melts in Hudson's Bay," ..."To say that bear populations are growing in one area now is irrelevant."
What says the Englishman?
Whereas to say that bear populations are falling in one area now is relevant?
Speaking of bears,
Don't look to bad off to me.(Thanks, Denny)