Google "polar bears going extinct as the result of global warming" and you will see a slew of links to articles trumpeting the impending extinction of the hapless polar bear as a clear signal that global warming is having a dire effect on our planet.
However, if you look further down in the result list, you will come across some links to rather interesting research that seems to counter this narrative.
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Yes, they are
The links below maintain that polar bear numbers are falling and that they will soon be extinct due to climate change.
No, they are not
The links in this section maintain that the polar bear population is not declining. This does not mean that they deny that global warming is being exacerbated by mankind.
Polar Bears - Bullish Or Bearish Outlook?
Thus article shows how polar bear populations are increasing even in the face of global warming and maintains that rising temperatures and the ban on hunting the bears may have a big impact on their population numbers.
State Of The Polar Bear Report 2018
A research paper by Dr. Susan J. Crockford on polar bear populations as of 2018 and while not the most current data available, it points to a slightly increasing population.