Trolling or not, I think the subject line you started out pretty much outlined your view, and you didn't back it up with anything. I still don't see anything informing us why you think that the polar bears are disappearing. I guess that is why I call it trolling. Like fishing...throwing something out in the water that looks real but isn't to get a reaction.
I don't know about you, while I don't litter cigarette butts, I'm never going to go around breathing into a big baggie to capture all of the CO2 I produce. :roll: I doubt you will either. I have however on occasion hooked up an active yeast bottle to channel CO2 it produced to make my aquarium plants grow faster. Darned pollution - I still had to heat my aquarium!
Personally I think it is pure propaganda that the cute fuzzy cuddly polar bears are held up as the poster child for global warming.
Anybody with any observation skills knows that the population of any species with fluctuate based on a myriad of reasons, and each of those reasons is subject to myriad more fluctuations. Sure, PB's are somewhat isolated from human interference, but they were almost hunted to extinction.
After years of rebounding population it is absolutely reasonable to see declines and increases (supposedly some populations are increasing, some declining). After years of warming and melting, we are definately seeing cooling and increasing freezing. While sea ice availability affects the bears, I'm sure, there are lots of other things that affect those cute fuzzy little man-eaters.
If you want to talk about global warming and/or climate change, go ahead. I don't believe that the polar bears need any inclusion in the debate, not at this point. Sure, what if, if this then, then they'll disappear. But a slight decline (in some populations, does it even out with increases in others)? Whatever. Honeybees and monarchs and tri-footed thingyglobbers and lots of other species have had far worse declines and it has had nothing to do with climate change or global warming. And bring up canabilization...gasp...bears do that? And polar bears swimming for miles? Poor things...that is so unusual for them!
We were down to what? 500 polar bears? And we have more than 25,000 of them now? And look for the studies. All the studies I found were all based on information that was 3-20 years old and the projections based on computer models (we all know those are always spot on!!). And the observations have some declining but some increasing! Sounds like a lot of people making big decisions on bad data. I was looking at http://pbsg.npolar.no/en/status/status-table.html
referenced from NOAA so I assume it is somewhat correct.
They need a lot more data and information to convince any inquiring minds that polar bears are DISAPPEARING. Maybe I'm going to try to lose weight. Its not called a diet anymore, I'm just going to disappear.