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Fall in Weather Deaths Dents Climate Warnings

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Average annual deaths from weather-related events in the period 1990-2006 were down by 87% on the 1900-89 average. The mortality rate from catastrophes dropped by 93%.

Demographic and Ecological Perspectives on the Status of Polar Bears

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This March 2008 article discusses the relationships among polar bear populations, sea ice and global warming. Viable polar bear subpopulations have persisted and generally increased throughout the current period of climate warming. Sea ice predictions over a hundred year interval does not support the contention that polar bears are threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future.

Extreme Cold Weather Costly, Deadly

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Fatalities in the U.S. tend to climb for several weeks after severe cold spells, numbering 360 per chilly day and 14,380 per year, according to a new study

Last Stand of our Wild Polar Bears

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Dr. Mitchell Taylor is a polar bear biologist of the Government of Nunavut, Canada. He says, "Of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number."

Polar Opposites - Forecasting Polar Bear Populations

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This article from TCS Daily asks how polar bears survived the warm periods when temperatures in the Arctic were much warmer than today's temperatures. The authors reveal errors in the forecasting method of recent studies, and notes that polar bear populations have increased dramatically in recent decades.

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