Polar bears global warming national geographic

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polar bears global warming national geographic

Polar Bears by Laura Marsh

With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader youll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears cant miss.
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Heart-Wrenching Video: Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land - National Geographic

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows Sea Legacy, and published on National Geographic in early December, the Because of melting sea ice, it is likely that more polar bears will soon.
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National Geographic admits skeletal polar bear-global warming link ‘went too far’

All rights reserved. Scientists are now debating the role such a food source may play in the species' survival. The risks to polar bears on our rapidly warming planet is clear: Ursus maritimus treks across Arctic sea ice, which it uses as a platform to hunt fatty seals, typically ringed seals. But climate change is freezing Arctic Ocean sea ice later and melting it sooner. In all but two of the Arctic's 19 polar bear subpopulations, sea ice cover dropped 7 to 19 days per decade from to In the Beaufort Sea region, where sea ice now lasts roughly 36 days a year less than it did in the s, scientists found bears spent 31 more days on land—far from their ice-dependent prey.

All rights reserved. Every winter, Arctic sea ice grows around the pole, its frozen tendrils threading along northern coasts. Right now sea ice has just passed its peak coverage for the year, and will begin to shrink with the coming of spring. And in recent decades, sea ice has been shrinking faster than ever. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, has the seventh-lowest sea ice cover in the Arctic since they began collecting satellite data 40 years ago. A cold spring allows ice to linger, giving polar bears easier access to one of their favorite foods: seals.

All rights reserved. A polar bear walks along a rocky shore, looking for food. The bear would usually be on the sea ice hunting for seals , pouncing when the seal comes up to breathe. But the ice has started to melt earlier and re-form later than it has in the past. Without the sea ice, the polar bear must scavenge for other, less nutritious food. These changes in polar sea ice are a result of climate change.

But chowing on whale carcasses today won't prevent an extinction crisis. Only saving sea ice will.

All rights reserved. Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life , its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Because of melting sea ice, it is likely that more polar bears will soon starve, warns a new study that discovered the large carnivores need to eat 60 percent more than anyone had realized. Turns out they are high-energy beasts, burning through 12, calories a day—despite sitting around most of the time, according to a unique metabolic analysis of wild bears published Thursday in Science. Polar bears rely almost exclusively on a calorie-loaded diet of seals. When a seal surfaces to breathe the bear stands on its hind legs and smacks it on the head with both of its front paws to stun it. Then the bear bites it on the neck and drags it onto the ice.

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice. Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Because of melting sea ice, it is likely that more polar bears will soon starve, warns a new study that discovered the large carnivores need to eat 60 percent more than anyone had realized. Turns out they are high-energy beasts, burning through 12, calories a day—despite sitting around most of the time, according to a unique metabolic analysis of wild bears published Thursday in Science. Polar bears rely almost exclusively on a calorie-loaded diet of seals. When a seal surfaces to breathe the bear stands on its hind legs and smacks it on the head with both of its front paws to stun it.

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