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Climate change is causing their Arctic hunting grounds to disappear -- right from under -- feet pushing them to the brink of extinction.
While inspired by the endangered species status of the polar -- journalists act Conger decided he wanted to seeing their plight.
For himself to impact of the Stanley moved to the Canadian Arctic to -- -- the polar -- capital of the world it turns out though.
He found out that the population is larger than ever before.
The author of never look a polar bear in the eyes act Unger joins us now from San Francisco -- warranty yeah.
Morning okay why should you never look a polar bear and you.
Well you know that this was that this was a piece of advice that my son got from a five year old who lives that there are polar bear country and -- if you.
If you look -- polar bear in the that pretty much means that you wanna fight and that.
My kids are pretty tough but I don't want them fighting polar bears until at least they're done with college.
What you do right behind polar bears she did not find.
A polar bear that was heading towards extinction -- Well you know what it it's kind of a funny story polar bears are there are more polar bears alive now than there were forty years ago and and that's because there was a global hunting -- in the early seventies and polar bear populations.
Exploded after that and that's not to say that global warming isn't real -- that polar bears aren't gonna have some trouble -- going forward.
But what's -- to me is that this is essentially a heartening -- piece of information that somehow haven't managed to pierce the public consciousness.
These -- you went there for yourself and found out let's look at the numbers in 1972 the estimates were 5000 to 20000 polar bear population 2013 2220.
So we you surprised because you are a believer in global warming were you surprised it sure found more polar bears.
We know that those early numbers are probably low and and estimates from fifty years ago aren't great but it but it is true that.
We can't look at one specific population of polar -- you've got to look at polar bears worldwide and some populations.
Are doing well and -- -- doing poorly and and every every kind of polar bear in different places they're gonna have to.
Adapt their lifestyle to the realities of of global warming -- -- -- at the moment there are many populations that are stable.
Yeah and speaking of adapting your lifestyle to Halloween up there where you live in Manitoba.
You getting the kids have to go out with armed guards because you never know there could be in the dark a polar bear.
-- you know Halloween is kind of a tricky time is cool where can you mean you take.
You take these kids who are basically like bite sized individually wrapped snacks repair and then you put him on the dark and you -- their pockets for what candidate and you know it's not really a recipe for safe Halloween so no every able bodied.
Every able bodied person and Churchill who knows how to handle a gun goes out there and get your back another is one -- for Halloween and Churchill and that is.
You can't just south of the princess or Ryder or anything way because.
You know there's a bunch of guys that reporters in the darkened eminent era as Darth Vader then -- Casper the ghost make sense that -- extra bucks more -- conference tournaments.
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