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Without action on climate change, scientists predict we could lose wild polar bears by 2100.
Credit: Andreas Weith
In summer, some polar bears do not make the transition from their winter residence on the Svalbard islands to the usually dense drifting ice in the high arctic. Global climate change from human activity is causing the ice around the islands to melt much earlier than previously. Polar Bears rely on the sea ice for hunting seal, traveling, and sometimes denning. Increasingly they are suffering starvation and are doomed to die.
Its not too late to save the Polar Bears! By reducing greenhouse gas emissions we can not only save the arctic eco-system, we can improve habitats all over the world…including our own.