Is there humanity without polar bears?

I will never see a polar bear in my lifetime and yet, they are part of my identity as a Canadian, just as the call of the loon at my lake in the Spring makes me feel whole. And yet, new research published Monday shows that as the ice keeps melting as a result of climate change the majority of 12 out of 13 subspecies will starve to death. Half of Earth's land-based megafauna are classified as threatened with extinction, but only polar bears are endangered primarily by climate change at the moment.

The lead author of the report states “The only way to save them is to protect their habitat by halting global warming". 


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