Professor Fired Over Documenting Increases In Polar Bear Populations

Blacklisted News.com – Oct 30, 2019

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Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford — and she may have paid for it with her job.

After 15 years as an adjunct assistant professor, Ms. Crockford said the University of Victoria rejected without explanation in May her renewal application, despite her high profile as a speaker and author stemming from her widely cited research on polar bears and dog domestication.

Ms. Crockford accused officials at the Canadian university of bowing to “outside pressure,” the result of her research showing that polar bear populations are stable and even thriving, not plummeting as a result of shrinking Arctic sea ice, defying claims of the climate change movement.

Her dismissal, which she announced Wednesday in a post on her Polar Bear Science blog, has spurred alarm over the implications for academic freedom and the rise of the “cancel culture” for professors and scientists who challenge climate catastrophe predictions.

“When push came to shove, UVic threw me under the bus rather than stand up for my academic freedom,” said Ms. Crockford, who earned a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, specifically biology and anthropology, in 2004.

Ms. Crockford cited numerous instances of the university promoting her interviews and work, including her participation in a 2007 PBS “Nature” documentary about dog domestication and evolution, as well as her appearances at K-12 schools and adult groups for 10 years through the University of Victoria Speakers Bureau.

That supportive climate changed two years ago. In May 2017, her lectures were shut down after the speakers bureau received a complaint about her “lack of balance,”

“The speakers’ bureau incident made it clear the administration had no intention of protecting my academic freedom against complaints from outside the university,” Ms. Crockford said in an email to The Washington Times.

UVic Associate Vice President Michele Parkin responded with a letter challenging the assertion that Ms. Crockford was let go for “telling school kids politically incorrect facts about polar bears.” She was referring to a recent headline in the National Post of Toronto.

“There is no evidence to suggest that Dr. Crockford’s adjunct appointment was not renewed for ‘telling school kids politically incorrect facts about polar bears,’” said Ms. Parkin. “The University of Victoria, in both word and deed, supports academic freedom and free debate on academic issues.”

The statement fell short of denying that Ms. Crockford’s dismissal was linked to her polar bear scholarship, which almost single-handedly blew up the climate change movement’s promotion of the bears as iconic victims of anthropogenic global warming.

Her books include “The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened,” published in February, in which she said the bears are not threatened. She noted that the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2015 Red List of Threatened Species puts polar bear numbers at 22,000 to 31,000 despite a widespread belief that the population has dropped to a few thousand.

 

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5 responses to “Professor Fired Over Documenting Increases In Polar Bear Populations”

  1. So many examples of people being fired or arrested, because their findings don’t fit the narrative are now surfacing. One wonders just how much exposure of media lies have to occur before the global public wakes up to the fact that we really are living in a Matrix. From climate change catastrophe, to Russiagate, to the Syria war debacle, to 911 -etc, etc. There are just too many to document. One thing is clear, the alternative media is winning the propaganda war.

  2. The principal problem is that people are poorly educated, often simply misled.
    To suggest that CO2, which is the feedstock (along with water, releasing oxygen) of carbohydrate production in the world (through photosynthesis) is responsible for global warming is akin to mad hatter. Thank the leftists in the education system for destroying common sense in our schools. But, who needs math anyway, when you are conducting a cultural revolution. Al Gorleone channels Mao Tse Dung.
    Warming occurs as a consequence of turning up the furnace- energy released by the sun, increased carbon dioxide often occurs as a consequence of warming, not to cause warming. That we are now projected to be entering a Maunder minimumis not a surprise- it simply the reality of sun energy cycles imposing discipline on false narratives through common sense.
    The leftists/bankers/satanists bought into carbon dioxide as the fulcrum for extracting as much wealth through carbon taxes. It is a chokepoint in the economy to extract their vig. These taxes do little than line the pockets of the grifters- but that is their whole point. Chokepoint monopolies/cartels are found in many of our industries- healthcare, university research/grants, government programs, etc. and these monopolies/cartels needs their vig to pay the grifters- otherwise they will shrink dramatically.
    Acknowledging that the sun is the principal association with earth’s temperature is a major impediment to the collection of the vig and the payment to the grifters- that is why it is fought against so aggressively. The need for symbols is key to the emotional conscience. Polar Bears and Greta Thurnberg appear useful to that end.
    All of this being said, we do have problems associated with environmental damage which is occurring from the extraction of carbon based energy forms from the earth- this damage should be minimized.
    Ms. Crockford got caught caught up in all of this because her facts did not fit the false narrative.
    For insight into this problem read Orwell’s 1984/Animal Farm, Huxley’s Brave New World- there are many others.
    But don’t fall for the false narratives based upon pseudo science and emotion substituting for cold, hard common sense.

  3. This news item was sponsored by Foxes Glacier Mints…

  4. Most major universities in Canada are not what they used to be. Gone is any real independent or politically-disinterested research. Just follow the money and you will find the problem, and it appears obvious from this article that Canadian universities have taken their fair share of the globalist money for global-warming & climate-change, fake science.

    Other Examples of the Lack of any real Integrity & Initiative (the malaise of the West)

    The entire nation from the government down to the average citizen is nothing now but a mass of dumbed-down, brainwashed automatons parroting politically-correct slogans emanating from hack politicians, government, teachers, professors and the media. Almost half the population is employed either by the government or through government contracts.

    The government of the province of British Columbia (“BC”) is socialist, and they have no clues about creating wealth or industry. When the people elect a so-called “free enterprise” government, it is always a pawn of US multinational interests. For example, the Americans in recent years have put huge tariffs on BC lumber, forcing most of the lumber mills to shut down. Much of the machinery has been bought up at bankrupt bargain rates for lumber mills then set up on the US west coast. Because of their own depleted forests, the Americans continue to buy the raw logs from BC for their own mills. However, no BC political party or government, nor any federal Canadian party or the federal government has the guts to protect this BC industry by simply slapping huge tariffs on BC longs being shipped out of province.

    With its hydroelectric power and resources, the province could be the Ruhr of North America, but there is no unity, no vision, no will. Without immigration the people cannot even sustain their own numbers – mainly as a result of years of state & media imposed cultural Marxism undermining the family system. Now with the legalization of pot, the people will be dumbed-down even further and be even less reliable. The place is “F***ed”

  5. Susan.. TRUTH is HATE SPEECH !