Scientists say polar bear encounters to increase

5d510b13dcb6d imageNotice how this contradicts past predictions that the polar bears were dying off because of global warming. 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska scientists say the chances of a polar bear encounter have increased after research reveals the bears are arriving on shore earlier and staying on land longer, a report said.

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey found changes in sea ice habitat have coincided with evidence that polar bears’ use of land is increasing, the Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday.