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Topic - Zac Unger
Global hysteria ensued after former Vice President Al Gore posed a theory in his film, "An Inconvenient Truth," that polar bears were on the edge of extinction. Soon after, reports of fish shortages, cross-breeding between species and even polar bear cannibalism added to the global-warming debate.
"There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago. ... In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded," Mr. Unger said.