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Twenty Good Reasons Not to Worry About Polar Bears

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Polar bear expert Dr. Susan J. Crockford, Ph.D., University of Victoria, B.C. has prepared a document listing 20 good reasons not to worry about polar bears. She says "so let’s celebrate the recent triumphs and resilience of polar bears to their ever-changing Arctic environment." The document shows that "polar bears are a conservation success story". Some reasons to be optimistic: There are more polar bears now than there were 40 years ago. Only 2 of 19 subpopulations are "likely in decline", down from 10 in 2010. There has been only a marginal decline in total sea ice extent during the critical spring feeding period. The document has maps, graphs and numerous links to supporting information.

Canada's Growing Polar Bear Population 'Becoming a Problem'

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The chairman of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board says the polar bear population along the Davis Strait has doubled during the past 10 years. Too many polar bears are roaming the Canadian Arctic, and the growing population is posing an increasing threat to Inuit communities, according to a new Nunavut government report. “Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,” said one section of the report.

Health Fears About Global Warming Are Unfounded

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Fred Singer and Dennis Avery summarized various studies of mortality rates related to extreme cold and extreme temperatures. They report, for example, that extreme cold killed roughly twice as many Americans as heat waves. All this evidence makes clear the fact that warmer is healthier than colder.

Modern Transportation, Not Global Warming, Is Allowing the Spread of Mosquito-Related Disease

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This article discusses the spread of disease causing mosquitos. It shows that the increasing globalization of disease is a result of modern transportation.

West Nile Virus in Kansas

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This article reviews the factors involved in the spread of the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease. Unlike the claims of some climate activists, the article shows that climate change has nothing to do with the spread of these diseases.

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