WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federal Commonwealth of Polarea (elected )
Founder: The Kingdom of The Ice Bears
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Today's World Census Report
The Largest Manufacturing Sector in Arctic
World Census bean-counters tabulated data from across several industries in order to determine which nations have the largest Manufacturing sectors.
As a region, Arctic is ranked 9,419th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
|1.||The Federal Republic of Yayna||Democratic Socialists||“Hello John got a new lens?”|
|2.||The Uncharted Coordinates of Laffin Island||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“first honesty, then industry, then concentration.”|
|3.||The Displaced Settlers of Amzos||New York Times Democracy||“So this is your idea of sharing”|
|4.||The Rogue Nation of Palins||Capitalist Paradise||“We eat, therefore we hunt.”|
|5.||The Far North Republic of Crockerland||Left-Leaning College State||“Inctus Sub Deo”|
|6.||The People's Republic of First Technocratic||Iron Fist Consumerists||“We do not care”|
|7.||The Kingdom of The Ice Bears||Democratic Socialists||“Created November 14, 2004”|
|8.||The Guardians of North Akia||Compulsory Consumerist State||“North and South working together”|
|9.||The Office of The Arctic Ambassador||Father Knows Best State||“Representing the Arctic”|
|10.||The Green Federation of Forrester||Benevolent Dictatorship||“Don’t Be Mean. Be Green”|
- : The Kingdom of United Triads departed this region for Conch Kingdom.
- : The Kingdom of United Triads arrived from Osiris.
- : The Armed Republic of Borgefjez arrived from Alternate History.
- : The Borderlands of Chicagof Island of the region The Gulf of Alaska proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Fderation of Australian rePublic of the region Regionless proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Kingdom of The Ice Bears updated the World Factbook entry.
- : The Republic of North pole Santas of the region Christmas cancelled the closure of its embassy in Arctic.
- : The Republic of Silaer of the region Christmas ordered the closure of its embassy in Arctic.
- : The Federal Republic of Nunahvut arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Guardians of North Akia arrived from Bethanie.
Arctic Regional Message Board
The next 7 day outlook for Arctic shows the average daytime maximum temperature will be around 2°C, with a high for the week of 4°C expected on the afternoon of Friday 17th. The average minimum temperature will be 0°C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Sunday 12th at -1°C. The week will remain predominantly dry. On the whole winds are likely to be moderate.
Arctic mystery: Researchers stunned as Polar bears found surviving without ice
Experts have previously issued dire warnings that polar bears are set to disappear from the Arctic by 2040 as the planet warms up. However, this nightmare scenario may be averted as researchers say that they have discovered isolated groups of polar bears in south-east Greenland that have survived without ice.
The researchers believe that this population managed to thrive as a result of freshwater ice from glaciers that discharge into the sea.
For the scientists, this discovery was a glimmer of hope, as the conditions in this part of Greenland are similar to what scientists believe most of the Arctic region will look like by the end of the century.
The forecast for Arctic in the coming week
The average daytime maximum temperature will be around 4°C, with a high for the week of 8°C expected on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th. The average minimum temperature will be 1°C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Sunday 3rd at 0°C. The week ahead will have mostly dry days although Wednesday is likely to see a little rain. Predictions are Wednesday will have the most precipitation with an accumulation of around 2.0mm. On the whole winds are likely to be moderate.
This got me thinking of the etymology so I did some amateur research about what different languages call polar bears.
Polar bear - English, Italian, Polish, Greek, Romanian etc
Ice bear - German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Czech, possibly more
White bear - Latvian, Lithuanian, Scottish Gaelic, Basque, Esperanto, possibly more
Maritime bear - Latin
Both polar and white bear - French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian etc
Russian seems to use both polar bear and white bear as well as northern bear and direct loans from their Arctic peoples.
Welsh seems to use polar but Google Translate also gave me a weird thing in back-and-forth translation that might be called Smiling bear. Probably not true, though.
The Arctic peoples from Inuit to Yupik seem to use the word Nanook, which I can't decipher the origin of (and given their historic proximity, it would make sense for it to not be a compound). Same thing for the Komi word oski and Tshukchi word umka. It would also make a lot of sense for these peoples to consider polar bears as the 'standard bear' and use additional descriptions when referring to more southern species - e.g. dark bear or warm land bear or very sad iceless bear.
Worth noting that Hawai'i seems to use a direct Arctic derivative word: Nanuka.
I posted this in a few places and got some varied reactions from some further researching and saying this was over optimistic and the bears were on the edge if extinction and others saying the bears could change their diet and were perfectly fine in warmer conditions
Loved the different words different countries use for Polar Bears.