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polar bears climate change

"Its fate is not determined by the stars, but by our willingness and ability to address climate change."
Polar bears are facing a dire situation for several reasons, and we have the numbers to illustrate exactly how potentially tragic things could be if we don't change things soon. Here's some facts on the status of polar bears today, and why action to reverse climate change is so important for this species.
And the results are stunning.
Signs of serious trouble began a decade ago in Churchill, Man.
The risk to individual species is only part of the challenge: underlying changes to land-based and marine ecosystems that are threatening these species are serious, and have the potential for massive impacts on people and our planet. People are threatened species. We are at risk.
Populations elsewhere — in Alaska, Russia, Norway and around Hudson Bay, northern Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador — are likely to decrease or greatly decrease by the year 2050.
A Tory MP has used the findings of U.S. climate skeptics to conclude the global polar bear population is flourishing. Ryan