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Arctic warming forces polar
bears to adjust their diets

Science Recorder News, by Jonathan Marker

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 1/22/2014 10:25:42 PM

According to a January 21 news release from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), a three-part study of Hudson Bay polar bears by scientists at AMNH found strong evidence that Arctic warming is causing the animals to turn to alternate food sources.(snip)“There is little doubt that polar bears are very susceptible as global climate change continues to drastically alter the landscape of the northern polar regions,” said Robert Rockwell, a research associate in AMNH’s Department of Ornithology. ”But we’re finding that they might be more resilient than is commonly thought.”

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The Bears are adapting to the ever changing climate as they have for hundreds of thousands of years and these Natural History Research Associates are surprised.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/22/2014 10:32:41 PM     (No. 9701899)

Environmentalists have done great damage to their cause. For the next generation, all their calls to alarm will be met with great skepticism.

The boy who cried wolf.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/22/2014 10:33:55 PM     (No. 9701901)

Maybe the bears will migrate. Short work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/22/2014 10:41:54 PM     (No. 9701915)

These people are beyond hopeless.

There´s really, really something terribly wrong with them - - which none of us can possibly understand.

The only things to do are to ignore them and pray for them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Shells, 1/22/2014 10:52:55 PM     (No. 9701932)

I have way too many other people to pray for.
I´d rather they all just shut up and leave the rest of us alone.

On the other hand, #3, perhaps you´re correct. Their problem is they worship the creation because they don´t know the Creator.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 1/22/2014 10:58:41 PM     (No. 9701937)

I think it´s funny how they try to present loads of "evidence" from far away places that can´t be easily verified by the average person. Lucky for us, this winter, the arctic has come to us, at least in the northern U.S.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/22/2014 11:10:15 PM     (No. 9701945)

They will adjust their diets to include all of the new garbage dumps and as a last resort eat seals, walrus, reindeer, berries vegetation, fish and other prey that has sustained them for thousands of years. Ursus maritimus is the scientific name of the Polar Bear. It means sea bear. Reason being is it´s home is not only on land, frozen ice packs but the open open as well. They are at home swimming around 60 to 100 miles from any land as they are 60 miles in land and away from the sea. Don´t worry kids, they are just fine.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/22/2014 11:37:26 PM     (No. 9701957)

Are these people insane?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/22/2014 11:49:37 PM     (No. 9701965)

I guess these scientist have failed to notice that the arctic ice failed to melt over the summer and is now 60% more extensive than last year. So much so that the Northwest Passage remained closed this year.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/23/2014 12:05:34 AM     (No. 9701975)

If it is warmer in the Arctic, I am going there because I am freezing here in the Upper Midwest!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/23/2014 12:22:44 AM     (No. 9701985)

Could it be, y´know, that with warmer weather there is MORE FOOD TO EAT ON LAND? Especially if it´s NOT UNDER SIX EXTRA FEET OF SNOW? Science news, huh, with this kind of science we´d still be eating raw seals, too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 1/23/2014 12:24:33 AM     (No. 9701987)

I smell research money drying up. These people would probably drop dead if they had to get a real job and do something useful.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Paul Revere, 1/23/2014 12:53:59 AM     (No. 9701999)

If it´s so warm in the arctic, then where did all the frigid air come from, geniuses????

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/23/2014 2:13:07 AM     (No. 9702019)

Arctic warming? Is that the new buzz-phrase?! Warming my hind-end...it´s 12 degrees outside!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 1/23/2014 3:10:06 AM     (No. 9702027)

Of course this study is correct: in the winter it gets cold, brrr, and the fuzzy bears take a nap.
Then in the summer, surprise surprise it is sunny. The sleepy bears wake up and eat some berries.
Silly bears, don´t know you you are confusing the scientists?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/23/2014 4:14:34 AM     (No. 9702040)

I wonder how they get close enough to watch what a bear´s eating?There´s no picnic baskets strewn about in the arctic.Why do bears go into hyberination? So nosy liberals can´t spy on them.

All this crap is reverse science where you make the evidence fit the conclusion.It´s also a way to get more grants.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mr smart, 1/23/2014 4:36:25 AM     (No. 9702045)

I think the days of people believing this are over it is now -3 upstate NY and last night it was -15. This cold is making more Co2 as we need to heat to stay alive.
With -3 no wind or sun tell me how to
stay alive without making Co2 or shut up.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/23/2014 12:01:01 PM     (No. 9702534)

Still trying to keep the AGW myth alive. Animals feed on what´s readily available. If it becomes scarce, they move elsewhere or adapt their diet. Imagine that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: craige, 1/23/2014 2:32:48 PM     (No. 9702798)

Last year was a bad year, in the arctic. Summer only lasted 45 days, instead of the usual 90 days.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harper, 1/23/2014 4:21:16 PM     (No. 9702990)

Upon opening the article my computer`s bogosity meter pinned and warned of imminent meltdown, so I quickly closed it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: post cretaceous, 1/27/2014 12:42:03 PM     (No. 9707573)

Flash News Item: Endangered Middle Class Humans are switching from fancy steaks to cheap burgers because of changing economic climate.

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