Links compiled by Tom Kizzia | Anchorage Daily News
- A description of the endangered-species listing proposal, with related links, is available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service here.
- Nine new studies on polar bears were released in September by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the federal listing process. They can be seen here.
- The state's comments in April on listing the polar bear can be found here.
- After the USGS studies, the state issued a second round of comments, which can be seen here.
- A 2006 federal study of polar bears has been cited by both sides as evidence of both stable populations and populations under stress. It can be seen here.
- A 2007 study by the Union of Concerned Scientists outlines what the group calls ExxonMobil's adoption of Big Tobacco tactics to "manufacture uncertainty" on climate science, can be found here.
- Disputes over industry-funded "disinformation" have clouded the scientific discussion of climate change and polar bears. A key study disputing risks to the polar bear, here, cited by the state in its comments, has been controversial.
It drew criticism from a North Carolina congressman (here) who objected that it had been paid for in part by ExxonMobil. A rebuttal by polar bears scientists is coming soon in the same journal.
Gov. Sarah Palin defended the study here.