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Saving the Polar Bear
Arctic Beasts of the North
When I joined the World Wildlife Fund, I got to "adopt" a Polar Bear. They sent me a little plush Polar Bear Cub - so cute! I guess I've always been a fan of these big fluffy white bears. They are so cool (ha!) with their pristine environment - all that white! Ice and Snow looks pretty inviting to this Southern Mississippi girl who knows little of snow and the only Ice I get is in my sweet tea!
Maybe I like them because I'm a Coca Cola freak too. Their Polar Bear campaign might have sold me as much on Polar Bears as it did on Coke. I understand they're doing it again, this time for the Polar Bear's sake. Yay Coke!
Are Polar Bears Losing their Habitat?
Is Global Warming Melting too much Polar Ice?
"Climate-Change", "Global Warming", whatever the politically correct term of the day is, the bottom line affects us all, and it starts with our Polar Bears. They need sea ice to thrive. If they had another couple of thousands of years to evolve and "catch up" with global warming, they may be able to gradually adapt to losing their habitat. But since the ice is melting so fast, they are simply dying instead.
There has been some controversy in recent years as to the degree of the effect the melting sea ice has on the Polar Bears population, but no one can deny that it does have an effect. Couple that with the poaching and even "legal" hunting allowed by Canada (where the majority of the world's Polar Bears live) and we have a serious threat on our hands.
Keep up with how you can help in your own back yard. If we all pitch in, even a little bit, it can make a huge difference.
Here are a few easy Ideas
How You can Help Stop Global Warming:
Plant more trees
Replace air conditioner filter regularly
Cover your pots while cooking
Buy recycled products
Reuse your shopping bags
Buy from local farmer's markets
Eat less meat
Find More tips here:
50 tips to Stop Global Warming
Plan B - How to Stop Global Warming
By Lester Brown — the president of the Earth Policy Institute, a Washington-based environmental think tank
Learn how to become part of the "New Energy Economy"
"Provides a comprehensive global solution" to our environmental problems.
Not just a plan to "save civilization" - a plan for making our society "civilized"
I love to watch Polar Bears
Polar Bear Cubs
Completely dependent on their mother for the first year of life, Polar Bear cubs are vital for the survival of the species. They stay with mother in the snow den until ready for spring migration, which is the most treacherous and dangerous part of the young cub's life. The sea ice is a major part of what keeps them alive during this time.
Climate Change Today
"global warming is so much faster than it has been in any of the previous cycles, that there's no time for the vegetation or the animals to adapt to whatever changes are happening.
"With polar bears, in particular, their habitat is completely disappearing because they rely entirely on sea ice"
associate professor of biology,
." The polar bears featured in this movie are calling us to action as their habitat is threatened. Scientists are calling us to action as they study the current data and make concerning predictions for our future. Future generations are calling us to action as they hope to inherit a better world"
Face to Face
"I came face to face with a polar bear and while I was scared, I also felt a deep respect for the fact that I was in this bear's territory and that it was global warming that was forcing this magnificent creature toward the brink of extinction."
Polar Bears: Excellent Swimmers!
Oh My! Polar Bear Books for Kids! - I loved "What do you Hear" when my son was little!
Care 2: A bit of Good News for Polar Bears - At least it's something!
Back in 2009, Over 6,000 Care2 members joined with activists throughout the country to send public comments to the Department of the Interior supporting a proposal to end the international polar bear trade.
Read more: Care2 Causes
It's basically a cry to the international community to stop polar bear trophy hunting. It is now illegal for Canadian Polar Bear trophies to be imported into the U.S., and while that helps some, it barely puts a dent in the number of Polar bears killed every year.
Update on this story:
Polar Bear Trophy Hunters in the U.S. Lose Case
--But International Help Still Needed
More Resources on the Polar Bear
- Reuters - Coke's new look: Polar Bear White
Coca-Cola has one of the most recognizable brands on the planet: the red can with the white letters.
- Churchill Manitoba Canada Arctic polar bear migration viewing safari adventures Tundra vehicle Great
Join your hosts for one of the world's most fascinating wildlife watching phenomenas, as the annual polar bear migration occurs along the Cape Churchill coast. The town of Churchill is referred to as the 'polar bear capital of the world' and these au
- Top 10 U.S. Endangered Species Threatened by Overpopulation
Top 10 U.S. Endangered Species Threatened by Overpopulation As Global Population Hits 7 Billion, Panthers, Polar Bears, Sea Turtles Being Crowded off Planet
- Polar express - Winnipeg Free Press
Thanks to a crew of citizen
- Webcam to capture polar bear migration - North - CBC News
A new webcam is capturing live images of the annual Canadian polar bear migration.
- How to Stop Global Warming - TIME
Environmentalist and author Lester Brown lays out a robust plan for curbing climate change. Getting the world's politicians to buy it, however, is another question