Note! The graph is intentionally biased to trend downward ….. but, it doesn’t! Source
So, there’s a moronic article making its rounds among the climate lunatic sites. I’d give you a link, but, just Google …. or Bing, or whatever “polar bears dolphins” and you can find several different iterations of the same story.
Apparently, for the first time ever!!!!! Some polar bear ate a couple of dolphins.
Now, mind you, no one observed how the bears came by the dolphins, it was just surmised. The eating of the dolphins is what was observed.
Apparently, it is because of global warming is why and how this happened. The reasoning when like this …..
The dolphins went to the arctic because it was ice free, then, they got trapped by more ice (in the arctic) during the Spring (not Winter as reported by some imbecilic outlets … Slate and whatnot)
So, because of global warming the dolphins went to the Arctic and got trapped by ice. ….. because it is ice free.
Except for the breathing hole the “scientists” believe was kept open by the dolphins. Apparently, it was the only hole in the ice for quite a distance.
Now, mind you, I’m not saying it didn’t happen exactly as the articles state, or as the paper in the journal assumes, but, I would say, there are other alternative scenarios, in different aspects of the narrative.
Even laypeople know whales and dolphins, from time to time get confused and go places where they shouldn’t go. Indeed, they even beach themselves from time to time. I don’t know why. AFAIK, no one knows why, they just do. It is also a known occurrence that dolphins do, from time to time, get trapped under ice and drown. It has also been observed that polar bears can break through ice to get food. Who’s to say the bear didn’t break through the ice to get at the drowned dolphins?
It’s hard to say. The polar bear is such an opportunistic animal. And, this isn’t news. They’ll eat anything and everything. Most of the articles mention a decrease in the bears typical diet, ringed and bearded seals. I’ve not seen any actual data on the populations of the seals in the polar bear habitat. I seriously doubt there could be any accurate count of such. But, if there really is a decrease in the mentioned seals population, it’s probably because we’ve more polar bears now than we have had in well over 50 years. The only “change” we can document in that area is that we’ve exponentially more top level predators in that area.
In the mean time, as people try to convince other people the globe is warming and point to the Arctic ice as proof, we see more snow on the ground in the North Hemisphere …… because the globe is warming …. or so we’re told.
Given the reported average global temperature …. (it varies, always) but, it’s about 55 deg F or 14-16 deg C … give or take. More area with snow cover over the entire North Hemisphere seems a bit incongruous. It would be different if the average state was at or close to freezing, but, it isn’t. The normal state, on average, is continued thawing …. yet, we have more snow on the ground, as the globe supposedly warms. Lunatics.