How are our polar bears REALLY doing?

Published on 6 January 2020 at 22:02

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So many times polar bears have been used in commercials, videos and in arguments by people who are convinced of the so-called extreme global warming that is taking place. Children come home with stories about the dying polar bears and how depressing this is. But now the real question.. are the animals really threatened? Is it true that the next generation wouldn't know what a polar bear looks like? You'll find the answer in this article.


I can actually give a very brief answer to this simple question. When you research ''How many polar bears are there in the world?'' you'll soon have the numbers and statistics right in front of you. The polar bear is doing fine. About 50 years ago there were 8,000 to 10,000 polar bears. Today that number has increased from 21,000 to 27,000 and the number only seems to be increasing.


So how is it possible that many people think that the polar bear is under threat? Personally, I think it has partly to do with the fact that a polar bear has a high level of cuteness and that people would quickly find it sad if something were to happen to the animal and because In 2018 the polar bear was labelled as a ''special concern'' by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC), many people believed it.


In spite of the fact that this has happened, there are overall signs that the polar bear is doing very well and that the number continues to grow. Some articles even claim that there are 39,000 polar bears worldwide (with an uncertainty margin of 26,000 to 58,000), which means that in 50 years time there has been an enormous growth in the number of polar bears. Sorry for the short article, but there is just a very clear and short answer to this question.


What do you think, is the polar bear just secretly chosen as an icon to let people believe in global warming and because of its cuteness factor? Or is there really a problem with the numbers of polar bears in our world?


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