I’ve just returned from a few days in Washington DC, where I presented the details on the global warming icon that refused to die as modeled (see my slide #12 below) to an enthusiastic and influential audience at The Heartland Institute‘s 12th International Climate Change Conference (ICCC-12).
Polar bear science got some long overdue scrutiny by a large number of people at this meeting. Not unexpectedly, a good many folks were surprised and outraged to learn how the polar bear/sea ice situation has actually unfolded compared to the predicted outcome and on-going media hype.
Posted in Conservation Status, Population, Sea ice habitat, Summary
Tagged books, catastrophe, communication, conservation status, decline, facts, Heartland, ICCC, lecture, science
As an interdisciplinary scientist, my recent work reviewing and summarizing polar bear science fits cohesively into my career. In this essay, my 300th blog post, I explain in some detail why ‘polar bear expert’ describes me just as well as ‘dog evolution expert.’ In fact, I have world-renowned expertise in other specialties as well, which will amaze and confuse those who think that a scientist can only ever be knowledgeable about one topic in their lifetime.
My photo of the polar bears at the Stanley Park Zoo, 1970s.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Arctic animals, Arctic ecology, biogeography, Derocher, dog expert, evolution, Heartland, identifying bones, life history, paleoecology, polar bear expert, polar bears, publications, zoology
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