The Davis Strait polar bear subpopulation is said to be ‘vulnerable’ to the supposed effects of global warming because, like Hudson Bay, Davis Strait sea ice retreats every summer, leaving polar bears on land for several months.
However, Davis Strait bears have been upgraded to ‘stable’ status, according to the latest table (2013) issued by the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (see their boundary map for Davis Strait bears below). Recent development of sea ice in the region can only improve that rating.
Now what’s John Kerry going to do with himself? Even as Russia reverts to its evil empire ways, the Syria civil war rolls on, Iran pursues nuclear weapons and Israel has come under yet another missile attack by terrorists, the Secretary of State declared that “climate change” will now be one of the State Department’s “top-tier diplomatic” priorities.