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Requested on 2020-05-20
The polar bear population is higher than it's been in over 50 years
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There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago. ... In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded. This is not to say that global warming is not real or is not a problem for the polar bears. But polar bear populations are large, and the truth is that we can't look at it as a monolithic population that is all going one way or another. - https://www.npr.org/2013/02/02/170779528/the-inconvenient-truth-about-polar-bears

Also:

"In short, it is indeed true that ‘Polar bears are thriving even where sea ice is diminishing" - https://polarbearscience.com/2020/05/18/climatefeedback-review-of-prageru-video-challenges-good-news-on-polar-bears/