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December 2012 issue

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@Phil. What on earth are you talking about? This is a well balanced and well cited article with only the occasional jab at the earnest tourist (I counted two paragraphs in the entire story). It's a disgrace you didn't actually read the article.

Submitted by J on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yikes, starting with the first paragraph sneering at ecotourists this "journalism" is pure propaganda end-to-end. It is a disgrace.

Submitted by Phil on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Looking better with the ice

Submitted by Scott on Friday, August 7, 2015

Nat Geo reported in 200 that the Sun was getting warmer and that 4.5 billion years ago the earth's orbit around the sun was in the "habitable zone". As of the year 2000 the earth was on the verge of crossing into the "uninhabitable zone". Astronomers and physicists say that the earth will get hotter and more humid as the sun continues to get hotter. This is a multi billion year process and don't think it will reverse itself as the sun finishes out its life-cycle.

Submitted by John on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kassie Siegel is a lawyer, not a scientist. You would think they wold at least have a biologist do the doom saying from their organization. I guess they want to maintain credibility...

Submitted by Bob on Saturday, May 16, 2015

"They also like to point out that hes a signatory of the Manhattan Declaration, which questions the very existence of climate change." Ah yes, the tolerance of the intellectual left who claims the "science is settled" - so long as they are able to silence everyone who disagrees with them.

Submitted by Joe on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Great article. I go up to Western Hudson Bay to photograph the moms and babies yearly. Some years we have great sightings and other years the sightings are tough to come by. It seems to go in cycles and no one seems to know why.
This is from one of our better years:

Submitted by Greg on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

@Cris:" Seals and such go to the ice to breed. When the ice is not there, where do they go? To the land to wait for the ice. Where are the bears? On the land of course. Think about it."
Seals can swim as far as they have to, to find ice. Polar bears can`t (they`re good swimmers, but not as good as seals). Most importantly, females with cubs are less mobile (and more vulnerable) than males. If other species than the mostly too big to catch walruses give birth on land, the pups will be sitting ducks: Harp seal pups f.ex. are not able to swim until they are about two months old. Great for the bears for a while, but hardly a sustainable situation in the long run. As long as there is an ice sheet in March and April when the pups need it the most, the seals will reach it. The bears might not. Think about it some more.

Submitted by Jens on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thank you for a balanced article on a truly ravel'd topic.

Submitted by Lobo on Saturday, March 7, 2015

so guess what the human population is thriving.. but by 2050 there is going to be a serious collapse due mainly to GHG emissions impacts.

Polar collapse will probably proceed human collapse.

Submitted by Paul on Friday, January 16, 2015

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