About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

Starving Svalbard polar bear

Summary: Today's post reviews a book about applied climate science, discussing polar bears -- poster animals for the effects of global warming. It tells the rest of the story, the good news. It's well worth reading. Review of Susan Crockford's new book: Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change. For thirty years we have heard increasingly … Continue reading About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming

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Good news about polar bears, thriving as the arctic warms!

Summary: An oddity of the press coverage of our changing climate is that the news is always bad. Here is an example of unreported good news, about polar bears not just avoiding extinction -- but thriving (less hunting by their #1 enemy has helped). There has been much bad news this year; let's enjoy the … Continue reading Good news about polar bears, thriving as the arctic warms!

Twenty stories of good news about polar bears!

Summary:  Another in our series of good news about the climate, this time about polar bears (others are listed at the end). Good news generates few clicks, so you'll not see this info in the news. This period of good news probably will not last forever, perhaps not even long. Let's stop the playground politics … Continue reading Twenty stories of good news about polar bears!

“Climate Change: The Need to Act Now”

Summary: Congressional hearings often bring America's best to testify, long-form analysis about our greatest problems. Such as what scientists know about the effects of climate change on Earth's plants and animals. It's one expert's perspective, and so more interesting than the blander consensus view of the IPCC. Written for us non-scientists, with lots of detail, … Continue reading “Climate Change: The Need to Act Now”