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Plan needed to help save polar bears


Posted on Friday, 8 February, 2013 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Polar bears are at risk of going extinct if nothing is done soon to stop them from starving.

Polar bears rely on sea ice platforms to hunt their food of choice, ringed seals, however because the ice has been breaking up more and more due to global warming the bears have been finding it increasingly difficult to sustain themselves. Scientists have warned that unless plans are set in motion to fly seal-meat in to these areas to feed the bears then the species is at risk of going extinct.

"The modeling work we’ve done indicates that we are going to see these critical events in the next decades," said biologist Andrew Derocher. "Given the amount of inertia in the climate system, it is very clear that we are going to lose polar bear populations."

"Regularly flown-in loads of seal meat could feed hungry polar bears and prevent them from wandering into coastal villages in search of food when they are suddenly unable to find it elsewhere due to global warming, according to the world’s top polar bear scientists."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by equus hemionus on 8 February, 2013, 18:26
I don't know if they are endangered or not. I do know that they think I am food! Do they taste good?
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin on 8 February, 2013, 18:53
I don't know if they are endangered or not. I do know that they think I am food! Do they taste good? Nah, polar bears are cold-climate adapted evolutionary cousins to grizzly bears. They just rip-out your thigh meat, chew on your neck and head, then leave. Must not like our perfume, cologne, hairspray, clothing and pizza/beer diet too much. Unfortunately, those events often cause severe maiming or death to humans. They are VERY powerful animals with awesome teeth and claws. BTW, they have REALLY bad breath. Edit: Oh, and don't be near their pups. They will go for a direct kill even if not hung... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by EtherialNight on 8 February, 2013, 20:47
Polar bear are most definitely endangered! Obama took them off the endangered list, probably to appease big oil companies like Shell drilling in the arctic. This is a massive threat to the bears and the other creatures who live in the arctic. Sad to see a mother bear emerge from her den to find a huge construction built almost on top of her den. Humans should stay out of the arctic. in so far as oil extraction.
Comment icon #16 Posted by EtherialNight on 8 February, 2013, 20:53
@ TheLazyGun. That's not actually true that polar bears can easily find fish. They eat seals, not fish {never seen polar bears fishing}. And they are starving due to the ice melting faster than normal, leaving them stranded. They are great swimmers, but not machines, they have to rest somewhere. Many images of dead floating bears who died of exhaustion and starvation.
Comment icon #17 Posted by H132 on 8 February, 2013, 21:13
"Save the animals and kill the people" ...Wow.. our governments has some really scewed up priorities.
Comment icon #18 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 8 February, 2013, 22:32
ill read this more but for now we could alot of things though.we need to start using green energy and resources as well such as soler powewr,wind power and water power and many more clean energy resources already avaialble to us there's no researching for new ones when we already have them right now the future is right now not later.as for thepolar bears ill think of great optionslater and get back at you guys:)
Comment icon #19 Posted by pitchp on 9 February, 2013, 1:57
Some how it's not just the bears that is affected, but this whole global warming is slowly destroying everyone and everything in this planet. Like it or not, this planet is set for destruction, it's just the way it is. It is the law of this universe. "Every beginning must have an end"
Comment icon #20 Posted by coolguy on 9 February, 2013, 5:09
I wish we can all help them.it makes me up set seeing these awesome bears die off or any animals.iam an animal lover
Comment icon #21 Posted by highdesert50 on 9 February, 2013, 12:56
Simple reason ... too many humans. Not so simple solution ... convince humans to procreate at a rate that diminishes the worldwide population or they too will become extinct. Unfortunately, most humans either lack the intelligence or are simply too self-absorbed, that is, they lack foresight, discipline, altruism, ... so, is selflessness truly possible?
Comment icon #22 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 10 February, 2013, 0:59
to the scientist mother nature will not allow that and will presrve life in many ways and by that i do not iclude extiction okay!:)we have options already guys we have to start using Solar power,wind power,water power and many resources provide by mother nature already and we need to go green.global warming in not manmade but we could and are making things worse.another thing is guys just because we have green energy resporces does not mean you or any other agency or organization to charge for it when its free and should be free.you can't charge for solar power or etc when its free.sorry for s... [More]


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