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Fall in Weather Deaths Dents Climate Warnings

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Average annual deaths from weather-related events in the period 1990-2006 were down by 87% on the 1900-89 average. The mortality rate from catastrophes dropped by 93%.

Demographic and Ecological Perspectives on the Status of Polar Bears

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This March 2008 article discusses the relationships among polar bear populations, sea ice and global warming. Viable polar bear subpopulations have persisted and generally increased throughout the current period of climate warming. Sea ice predictions over a hundred year interval does not support the contention that polar bears are threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future.

Extreme Cold Weather Costly, Deadly

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Fatalities in the U.S. tend to climb for several weeks after severe cold spells, numbering 360 per chilly day and 14,380 per year, according to a new study

Global Warming NOT Killing Frogs

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Nature magazine had published an article in 2006 which claimed that diseases driven by global warming was killing frogs and toads in Central and Southern America. This made headline news around the world, in spite of the link being very weak. A new more detailed study found no evidence to support the hypothesis that climate change is behind the outbreaks of the disease that is causing the frog die-offs.

Last Stand of our Wild Polar Bears

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Dr. Mitchell Taylor is a polar bear biologist of the Government of Nunavut, Canada. He says, "Of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number."

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