Polar Bear Facts and Myths

by Susan J. Crockford

Publisher: Susan J. Crockford

Publication Date: January 03, 2017

ISBN: 9781370456970

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This beautiful, full color summary explains in simple terms why polar bears are thriving despite the recent loss of Arctic sea ice. It’s written in a question and answer format, in language that readers of all ages can understand (age 7 and up). The book takes a sensible, big-picture approach that many readers will appreciate and is based on the most up-to-date information available.

Many children around the world have been led to believe few polar bears are left in the world, which has left the poor kids feeling despondent and powerless. The relentless messaging that polar bears are doomed (and it’s all the fault of humans living their lives) is fortunately false and it’s time that the children learned the truth.

Here is the good news the kids need to hear: polar bears have not been driven to the brink of extinction by anthropogenic global warming. In fact, there are many more polar bears now than there were 50 years ago and the global population is a healthy size, despite the fact that since 2007, sea ice has been at the “dangerous” low levels that experts did not expect until 2050. That’s 10 years worth of the worst case sea ice conditions experts envisioned would be upon us by mid-century - and yet, the polar bears have managed just fine.