Graham Charles Lear
4 min readAug 24, 2017

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Climate Change and the Polar Bear

For years we have been told that the Arctic Sea has been in decline and that the one icon of the Arctic was also in decline I am talking of cause of the wonderful white animal the Polar Bear.

For the past 15 years, the Polar Bear has been the pin-up boy or girl of the fanatical Warmegedinists who has used it as a hammer to power nail their belief that the climate was changing and it was all man's fault. For years you could not turn on a nature program made by the BBC without being shown a skinny Polar Bear walking forlornly on the shore of the Arctic sea looking out to sea for the Arctic ice to appear.

We have had it crammed down our throats that the Polar Bear is on the verge of becoming extinct and that is all our fault for driving big gas-guzzling cars.

Well, that's about to change because there are now photos of very fat Polar Bears. Well-fed fat Polar Bears. Western Hudson Bay polar bears around Churchill, Manitoba appear mostly in good shape this summer. Not only have we been seeing pictures of fat bears rather than starving bears in recent years but there are lots of them, in Western Hudson Bay and other seasonal sea ice regions where there should be none (if the climate models had been correct).

It's no wonder the polar bears are falling out of favour as an icon for catastrophic human-caused global warming. Nothing has gone to plan for the fanatical Warmegedinists by now they should be all extinct. Instead, they have all grown fat and are actually expanding in numbers. Polar bears are no longer a useful global warming icon because they are thriving Churchill area polar bears are a good example.

In 2005, the official global polar bear estimate was about 22,500.

Since 2005, however, the estimated global polar bear population has risen by more than 30% to about 30,000 bears, far and away the highest estimate in more than 50 years.

By the late 60s, Inuit people had noticed a rapid decline in the Polar Bear. The Polar Bear, as well as the Whale, had been a part of their daily lives for thousands of years they would hunt both for food and clothing, like all First Nation people in North America they hunted these animals in a responsible manner taking just the right amount so they as well as the animal survived.

However, what they were now seeing or as some might say not seeing began to worry them. It emerged that the Polar Bear population had declined by the late 60s to just over five thousand, this shocking fact sent shock waves around the governments of US, Canada, and by the early 70s it was decided that a blanket ban on hunting the magnificent creatures was the only way to stop these creatures from becoming extinct.

It worked over the next twenty years there was a steady rise in the population of the Polar Bear. Then has stated above the official estimated count was 22,500. This was despite the Inuit lobbying their government to again hunt the Bear as Inuit tradition dictated. This was granted and a total of five hundred Polar Bear licences are now issued each year. This meant five hundred a year could be hunted and killed despite this the population still grew and in 2017 the count was 30.000.

Like anything else in life, the Inuit found away to make a large amount of money. They now live in a modern world, they no longer need these creatures for food and clothes so there is no need to hunt them. This did not stop them from taking full advantage of their unique position of being the five hundred hunting licence holders of the bear. As holders of this licence, they decided to sell every one of those licenses that they receive each year to rich Americans and Russians at $30,000, each licence allows for one Polar Bear to be hunted and killed. This has been going on for years, just think what the population would be if the people did not hunt five hundred a year?

People have been hoodwinked by one of the most sophisticated cons ever thought of by man and it's now beginning to unravel right before our eyes. People like Al Gore have a lot to answer for as well as the iconic BBC who push the Polar Bear none demise down our throats.

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Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.