Residents of Ryrkaypiy, Russia armed with nothing more than flare guns and a digger have been attempting to drive away more than 60 polar bears from their small village.
Footage shows three men firing flares at a pack of eight bears close to the Arctic village of Ryrkaypiy, far eastern Russia, amid fears they may try and eat some of the 766 villagers.
At least 63 bears have descended on the village to feast on seal carcasses, and rangers have stepped up efforts to frighten the bears away by firing-off flares, reports the dailymail.co.uk:
Local patrollers insist this action is needed to keep the villagers in the Chukotka region safe from the predators as they have been known “wound or eat humans.”
However, since posting the video online an unsurprisingly ill-informed response from an ever-woke public has littered the patrollers’ SM accounts:
One idiot wrote: “What if it fires right into a bear’s eye?”
Another, a self-professed Polar Bear expert, commented: “You could have just pulled the seal to drag it away, but for some reason you opted for crowding around a bulldozer and shooting.”
But ranger on the ground Maksim Deminov hit back: “When hungry, they can wound or eat a human. There were a couple of incidents in the past before our patrol was formed.
“We have already stopped a couple of their attempts to get inside the village.
‘We must be on duty constantly.”
And Deminov insisted: “There is no harm caused by the flares.”
Opinions are circling the web claiming these bears venturing into the village is a sign of climate change, that a mild winter has driven them all to the brink of starvation.
But this obviously isn’t the case.
As Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford points out on her website polarbearscience.com: “A little research would have shown that this sort of event is not unusual for this village, there is adequate sea ice off the coast to allow polar bears to hunt for seals if they choose to do so, and the photos provided do not support the claim that almost all of the polar bears appeared to be thin. Similar incidents happened in 2013 and 2006. Increasing numbers of Chukchi Sea polar bears is the most plausible explanation for the recent abundance of bears at this village.”
Crockford claims that approximately 39,000 polar bears exist in the wild today: “My extrapolated estimate of 39,000 (range 26,000-58,000) at 2018 is not only plausible but scientifically defensible.”
Backing up Crockford’s claim is Dr. Jay Lehr: “The number of polar bears has quintupled in the past 50 years from about 5,000 to about 25,000 today”.
The media are so gullible, so eager for a polar bear victim story that they’ll happily twist the reality for the purpose of alarmist click-baiting.
However, an mounting stack of evidence points to a rather different story — the lower latitudes appear to be REFREEZING in line with with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.
Our future is one of ever-descending COLD.
Prepare accordingly — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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