Yukon Conservative MP accused of peddling 'bogus' information on polar bears - 2013-04-29

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F0.png Yukon Conservative MP accused of peddling 'bogus' information on polar bears April 29, 2013, Margaret Munro, Canada.com

A Conservative MP has been peddling what researchers describe as "bogus" information on polar bears and citing U.S. climate skeptics as experts on the iconic creatures.

In a letter that shocked scientists, Yukon MP Ryan Leef said: "The global polar bear population has quadrupled over the last 40 years."

The letter, which Leef wrote to a constituent in February, said many "pessimistic studies" about the bears have been judged "unscientific and inconsequential to decision makers" by U.S. researchers. The researchers he refers to are well-known climate skeptics.

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{{cite news | first = Margaret | last = Munro | title = Yukon Conservative MP accused of peddling 'bogus' information on polar bears | url = https://o.canada.com/news/national/yukon-conservtaive-using-bogus-bear-facts | work = Canada.com | date = April 29, 2013 | accessdate = November 1, 2019 }}