Upon looking for a topic to right about, I came across an article Polar bears dwindling in numbers due to their habitat rapidly disappearing. I thought I would be cliche and write about climate change but no. I like Polar bears better because they are fluffier and more intriguing than climate change and are in some way connected.
As we all know, Polar bears rely on the ice in polar regions that have an Arctic tundra climate as their main environment. The bears use the ice to roam, hunt, and live their lives as a whole. While climate change a few years ago wasn’t even a thought, it seems to today that the futures of these bears is not looking to good. Which is very sad. Some studies say that Polar bears home could be ice free my the middle of the century, which you can find here.
According to The Cryosphere, “The time span between the sea-ice maximum in March and the sea-ice minimum in September has lengthened by up to nine weeks since 1979 when satellite observations began”. In simpler terms that means our bears a screwed. Absolutely screwed. “THE SEA TO ICE MAXIMUM HAS LENGTHENED BY NINE WEEKS” Ya bye Polar bears. How are Polar bears supposed to live if their habitat is gone? They cannot. That is exactly why climate change is such a big deal. Think about all the wildlife that is on the final string of life do to this drastic change. Nine weeks longer of having no place live just sounds like something unBEARable. HA.
In conclusion, the habitats of our precious Polar bears is dwindling due to climate change and that is a topic that needs to continue to be addressed in the spotlight of mankind.