I am not a blogger, but I must comment on the recent attempts to smear my colleague and friend Susan Crockford. Climate scientists hate her because, over many years, she has consistently shown that, despite dire warnings that global warming is going to result in the demise of the polar bear, polar bear populations have actually been increasing. Rather than demonstrate that Susan is wrong, the polar bear ‘scientists, who include many individuals with no knowledge of biology or bears, have taken to personal attacks, including attributing to her unsavory comments that she never made. See Terence Corocan’s excellent review of the issue in the Financial Post. No wonder I have little respect for those who call themselves ‘climate scientists’ and the journals that publish such ad hominen attacks. Keep fighting back, Susan, you are in the right; AND keep up the good scientific work!