Global Warming effect has serious consequences for all living organisms,
but it is of especially great concern for the polar bear.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey Office, reduction in sea ice
in the Arctic can see a loss of 2/3rds of the entire wordís Polar Bear
population over the next 50 years.
Last year, the Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne,
proposed adding Polar Bears to the threatened species list.
The decision will be made whether or not to include Polar Bears on
the list in January of 2008.
Polar bear deaths due to global warming
are of increasing concern, and new studies speculate that Polar Bears
may face possible extinction.
Most dangerous is the fact that as global warming increases,
Polar Bears will have a difficult time finding food.
In fact, numerous polar bears are feeling the effects of a shortage of
food and are facing starvation.
Polar Bears as the Symbol of the tragedy of
Global Warming !
There are an estimated 20,000 Polar Bears in the wild and they
depend upon the arctic weather for their livelihood.
Today, there are many accounts of Polar Bear, global warming
deaths attributed to drowning.
The Polar Bear is doomed if something
isnít done to reverse the dangers of global warming. Polar Bears
depend upon the natural habitat of the Arctic, however global warming
has contributed to the growing loss of Arctic Ice. In fact, polar bears
have been photographed clinging to tiny ice formations as their natural
environment simply melts away, leaving them at the mercy of a climate
that they cannot survive in.
In fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
is currently determining if they should place the Polar Bear on the
Endangered Species list due to the many polar bear deaths due to global warming.
As it currently stands, the Polar Bear is not an endangered species
but a threatened one. What this means, is that at any time,
the Polar Bears habitat could melt away, causing the Polar Bear to
face hardships that it has never previously experienced. At any moment,
the Polar Bear could change from being threatened to endangered,
and ultimately face extinction.
However, there is hope. Since the Polar
Bear is threatened, there is still much that we can do to help prevent
irreversible tragedies from taking place and cause more global warming.
Polar bear habitats must be preserved, protected, and established.
How to prevent the affects of global warming on polar bears?
The Polar Bear is adapted to living in harsh freezing environments.
Because the Polar Bear has not just one, but two layers of fur and can
survive temperatures as cold as 50 below zero Fahrenheit. In fact,
the Polar Bear is so well suited for Arctic weather, that warmer
climates will cause the Polar Bear to overheat.
Everything from the size of the Polar Bearís ears to his or her tail is designed to prevent
heat from escaping; the Polar Bear simply cannot survive if the Arctic
climate continues to heat up due to global warming.
One of the best ways to prevent the affects of global warming on polar
bears is to stop (CO2) Carbon Dioxide emissions.
Everyone can do their part
to cut down on these terrible wastes and help save the planet.
You can find ways to cut back on (CO2) Carbon Dioxide emissions from
recycling and reusing products to using energy efficient appliances.
The only way to see a halt in global warming is for everyone to make a
change, no matter how small those changes may seem.
It is everyoneís responsibility to do his or her part and give Polar
Bears a chance.