'Polar bear capital of the world' soon to be overrun with record number of bears due to shifting sea ice

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Polar Bears are thriving and multiplying. Shifting ice is a facet but not the main reason for the numbers.
Why do you think the population is going up? Wouldn't it make more sense that the existing population is moving inland because the sea ice they normally spend their time on hunting is no longer sturdy enough to hold their weight?
 
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Just had to throw anthropogenic climate change in, even though there is no evidence that the shifting ice has anything ro do with it. Because Churchill is populated and likely has ships coming in and out of the harbor, suggests to me that, if anything the presence of humans would keep the ice away.

Note also, polar bear populations in most pods have increased in the last 20 years.
 
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Why do you think the population is going up? Wouldn't it make more sense that the existing population is moving inland because the sea ice they normally spend their time on hunting is no longer sturdy enough to hold their weight?
I can relate the reported facts concerning Polar Bears. The ice is shifting and a change in world climate is apparent however, these bears are displaced and not necessarily overly stressed but there is a problem with their numbers increasing in the Churchill area.
There will be many facets within the returning to where we should be at this time, and that is the natural cycle of ice. The world is heating and that cannot be denied. Perhaps the unnatural addition of human created emissions has artificially warmed the planet to this point.
Remove all pollutants and experience the rapid cooling of earth's surface. Ironic would be the word.
 
Jan 15, 2023
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Just had to throw anthropogenic climate change in, even though there is no evidence that the shifting ice has anything ro do with it. Because Churchill is populated and likely has ships coming in and out of the harbor, suggests to me that, if anything the presence of humans would keep the ice away.

Note also, polar bear populations in most pods have increased in the last 20 years.
It becomes a complicated scenario with perplexing questions, but you are quite correct in the increased numbers of Polar Bears. Shifting ice will result in displaced animals, but there is plenty of ice and even reports of it increasing elsewhere.