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My London lecture according to Josh

London lecture at the GWPF offices was splendid from my point of view and the audience seemed to enjoy themselves fully. Josh was there and sent his cartoonist’s perspective of the evening*:
Susan-Crockford-PolarBear-GWPF London 21 October 2019 Josh

*PS Thanks Josh and such a pleasure to finally meet you.

New polar bear horror emerges out of advice to parents on eco-anxiety in kids

Unbelievably wrong: A psychologist has told parents to assure their children that rising sea levels might be an immediate threat to polar bears – but not to kids in the UK. She says this is “putting things into perspective” for anxious kids but is horrifyingly and almost laughably far off the mark.

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The amount of ignorance about polar bears from those who still consider the species an appropriate icon for catastrophic climate change never seems to end.

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Six-city European lecture tour kicks off at Oslo conference and ends in Munich with EIKE

In less than four weeks, I’ll be heading off to Europe for a five-city six-city lecture tour that starts with the Climate Realists’ conference in Oslo in mid October and ends with the EIKE conference in Munich in late November. I am really excited to meet my European colleagues and blog supporters, and talk to the public in these cities about polar bear science – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Details below. Once I have times and venue locations for all of these, I will update this post with that information.

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Interview on the Tucker Carlson Tonight Show scheduled for Thursday 4 April at 8 pm ET

Tomorrow I will be talking with Tucker Carlson at Fox News about my new book and the part polar bears play in the on-going climate change debate. The segment will be live at 8pm ET.

Carlson interview blog post header composite 3 April 2019

Carlson draws a huge audience and I’m looking forward to chatting with him.

UPDATE 6 April 2019: Unbeknownst to me, the clip aired last night and the feedback has been awesome. Unfortunately, the running banner at the bottom, although technically correct, was not the book we were talking about in the show (although Tucker got it right in his commentary), which you can see in the youtube podcast below (original on Fox News website here). I’ve requested a correction:

UPDATE 4 April 2019, 8:52pm PT: Just back from the studio. They decided to tape the interview rather than run it live, which means it may not have aired tonight at all. I’ll post an update if and when I hear what happened.

Note to readers who hate Amazon or don’t have a Kindle tablet: an ‘epub’ ebook version of The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened is now available at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. I’ve updated my author page with the details. This version will be made available free to libraries.

Polar bear lecture in Calgary coming up in April – book Friends of Science event now

On 10 April 2019, I am giving a polar bear lecture for Friends of Science in Calgary (“Polar Bears: Too Hot to Handle”) alongside astrophysicist Willie Soon (“The Sun Also Warms”) at their annual climate science event. Early bird ticket discounts are available now until February 28 only (but full price tickets can be purchased until April 2).

2019 Friends of Science lecture announcement April 10

If you can, do join us. A buffet dinner is included in the ticket price.

The launch event for my new book, The Polar Bear Catastrophe that Never Happened will take place earlier in the day (noon-ish) and you are welcome to attend that as well. The book will be available for purchase at the evening lecture event and I will be more than happy to autograph your copies. Copies of my novel (EATEN) and my polar bear science book for kids (Polar Bear Facts & Myths) will also be available for purchase and signing. Details below.
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May a polar bear not be something you are faced with in 2019

A polar bear can be too close: fat or thin, it can be deadly.

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Happy New Year.

And condolences to those whose lives were torn apart by a polar bear encounter in 2018.

Brian Ladoon, saviour of Canadian Eskimo Dogs, has died in Churchill

Early on Sunday 5 August 2018, Brian Ladoon died at the age of 65 in Churchill, Manitoba — and so far, the media have said nothing. Brian dedicated his life to the preservation of the Canadian Eskimo Dog — which often attracted polar bears to his property — but he was also an accomplished artist.

Ladoon and husky_Norbert Rosing obituary 6 Aug 2018

In the early days, (Norbert Rosing photo.

As a lover of Arctic dogs, I remember hearing of Brian’s work decades ago but only that “someone” was working hard to save the breed. I never dreamed I’d come to know so much more about his work through my research on polar bear ecology and evolution.

I never met the man. But he has clearly been an icon of Churchill for decades and because of that, the place will not be the same without him. He is on the right in the photo below, for the TV series “Polar Bear Town” that ran in 2015 (some episodes below).

Polar Bear Town premiere Sept 22 2015

UPDATE 9 May 2019: A reader asked what happened to Brian’s dogs and because I wondered myself, I asked around. Kelsey Eliasson responded:

“Penny his ex-partner is taking care of them with a small team of helpers… they are trying to formalize a board/non-profit for long-term needs”

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