Climate Change and Polar Bears
Did you know?
Every fall, polar bears gather on the edge of the Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, where they will wait for the bay to freeze. Once frozen, the bay becomes a highway to their Arctic feeding grounds. But the ice is freezing later each year, and it's breaking up earlier - leaving the bears with less time to feed.
Today, Hudson Bay's polar bears have six weeks less feeding time than they did just 30 years ago. The result is that these bears are smaller, weaker, and the females are having fewer and less healthy cubs. Without more time on the ice, Churchill's polar bears are in serious trouble.
So what can you do to help???
Reducing carbon emissions is a good insurance policy for the health of our planet, not just for polar bears. Surf this site to learn more about polar bears, climate change, and many ways everyone can work together to reduces greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions.