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In just five because a man who packed up his family.
Move to Canada to study them expecting to basically right -- eulogy discover the.
Polar bears are there are more polar bears alive now than there were forty years ago and and that's because there was a global hunting -- in the early seventies and polar bear populations.
Exploded after that and that's not to say that global warming isn't retailer that polar bears aren't gonna have some trouble -- that going forward.
But what's -- -- -- is that this is essentially a heartening cheerful piece of information that somehow haven't managed to pierce the public consciousness.
Bob -- from the national resource defense cal so little without the admonish Joseph joins us now from watches a -- The stronger is not and an anti polar bear guy he's not a is an industry representative he's a guy was basically on your site is worried about the Colbert moved his family up there and found that they the population is increasing not decreasing what do you say.
Well I had read the book David but I love the subtitled my -- search for adventure and many marshmallows that's great but the reality is here that president George W.
Bush listed polar bears as threatened that he did it for good reason this is about ice it's about Arctic sea ice.
Polar bears need -- the way fish need water.
It's their home it's where they get their food it's where they raise their families it is literally their world.
That world is melting away.
Climate change is a threat these polar bears we need to stand up for these magnificent creatures we need to stand up to the threat of climate change cause we can see they're standing up for themselves litter.
-- in in that -- all but but that the evidence doesn't support your case that -- population is diminishing in fact.
Not only mr.
-- but there's a biologist named Mitch Taylor up and in northern Canada.
He said he was talking about the Intuit who or the Indians who live there he said the -- -- it were right.
There are just a few more bears there are a hell of a lot more bears so how do you dispute the evidence of people were actually on site seeing a growth in the population.
-- David those rolled numbers that amid stronger using their seven years old in fact that was he was just a violation.
I -- I was there but that's the exact same population that we had when President Bush decided these polar bears were threatened and here's the problem.
Mama bears are starving.
I hungry bear has a hard time getting pregnant in the danger we're looking at right now is that in twenty years according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
These mama bears will not be able to bear cubs and that's when we could lose two thirds of our pending polar bear.
I just I just want -- I've forgive me for focusing on the facts but facts have a reason and and -- and sometimes the reasoning behind facts are more important.
Three years ago the official count in the northern part of Canada -- this study was being done.
Place a number polar bears in that region of 14100.
That number has jumped to 2100.
From the latest surveys this is not something seven years ago this is current.
No you're right David -- you have different situations in about five different regions were actually seen declines in polar -- popular all right -- -- a lot of second let me just copyright -- Bob -- doesn't that mean at least that that -- that you put out is misleading you should have you should have mentioned that in some places the population is growing.
Will we get our our information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and these are their conclusions based on now I won three guidance from your other regions where the population of Poehler vs growing as you just admitted.
Right they're nineteen regions where we have polar bears and in about five of them populations are declining.
In other areas we don't have enough information are there are some married information is contradicting.
No it's not contradicting -- David a different situation in different places because of the honey band where we're seeing some.
Restoration of these numbers but you're talking about the future when you look at the future and you see that we've lost a third of our Arctic sea ice in the last thirty years that's not our number that's coming from the Pentagon which -- -- satellite over that -- fourteen times a day.
And it's been doing different there -- five year well.
It's it's a complex it is I agree -- -- it's a complex subject you know lord knows -- is a very complex subject but.
You I think you deserved.
You you owe it to the viewers to give a more complete analysis when you talk about the polymers because all the numbers are not in agree.
Well the numbers that aren't in -- aware that ice is going in the future and every scientist whose looks at -- that ice is collapse the number of all -- -- targets out the numbers are not in mayor and that's and that -- some people see the polar bear population.
You can dispute that but the numbers -- -- from people who wore on said Bob always a pleasure to see from the national human -- -- appreciate -- coming and what we have news developing on.
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