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Transcript of Polar Bears
own to ensure that polar
bears do not go extinct, as well as its icy climate. What is Happening to the Polar Bear Habitat? sea ice and climate change; positives and negatives positives negatives Polar Bears And Climate Change Bibliography Save The Polar Bears! Sea ice and climate change are a concern around the world, as the climate changes will this be a positive or negative change to sea ice? one of
their campaigns s t e v e by donating money to the "flag" campaign
green peace will travel to the arctic
and write your name on a flag
which they will sink to the bottom of the ocean on the top of the world Sea ice does not grow as fast as previous years.
Because of less sea ice polar vortex winds (what keeps the arctic cold) have been pushed in a southern direction.
Because of the decline in sea ice, its primary function becomes obstructed, the less sea ice there is the less albedo there is, causing the climate to warm up further
This directly affects the polar bears by decreasing the amount of habitat they use to live and hunt on
The type of plankton growth is not the preferred type of plankton for marine animals How Climate Change Effects the Polar Bears! Feedback Loop! How Humans are Effecting the Polar Bear's Habitat! Humans are having a major affect on the polar bears habitat because they keep polluting the earth causing more greenhouse gases, that warm the earth, increasing the climate, which melts the sea ice, causing issues with the polar bears and their habitat. The Delicate Balance With the warmer climate causes more phytoplankton growth
More water in the world Humans keep polluting the earth GREEN HOUSE GASES! Warms the Earth INCREASED CLIMATE!!! To resolve the problem of the decreasing sea ice
green house gas factors need to be cut down, the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases are cars and other methods of transportation. Although vehicles like buses, trains and trams can save about 20 car trips the amount still isn't enough, that means; since 1990 to 2010 transportation emissions (including direct electricity use) have accounted for 45% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. the results from 2010 have shown that 27% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by transportation alone. By:
Rose, Lauren, Natalie, Carlie, and Vanessa Help Me!!! Melts sea ice Cut down on electricity and transportation emissions to prevent greenhouse gases and save the polar bears habitat and food sources. Causing issues with the polar bears and their habitat! Protect the polar bears in captivity and support healthy breeding programs to rehabilitate and put polar bears back into the wild. Are Polar Bears Endangered Because Of Humans? Polar Bears are becoming endangered for many reasons, but the big two are pollution and global warming. whales and seals can easily resurface because of less ice World Wildlife Foundation Each year more and more polar bears are dying due to Global Warming and the melting of the ice caps. WWF has setup funding to put toward research and habitat "rebuilding" for polar bears. In the Arctic, scientists monitor polar bear movement and current climate. Global warming is causing the sea ice to melt. Polar bears need sea ice to hunt for their food, the seal. Many of the polar bears are starving because they are unable to get food. Also many female polar bears are unable to have or care for cubs because they cannot hunt for food. Coca-Cola has collaborated with WWF
to help bring in higher amounts of money to put toward more research and making sure humans can no longer interfere with polar bears. Answer #1 WWF has raised a lot of money for polar bears and other endangered species, making it an effective organization. Canadian Government Harmful pollutants like the persistent organic pollutant, are found in the Arctic and are hurting the polar bears. The persistent organic pollutant is made up of heat resistant chemicals that are put into the air by humans. When this pollu Could polar bears be saved through zoos? Save us please!! -More and more polar bears are going extinct.
-the sea ice in the Polar Regions is melting due to global warming.
-Polar bears live on the sea ice and there isn't much sea ice left.
-Some negative effects include, the polar bears drowning, lack of food source, difficulties getting to a food source, and loss of habitat.
-If something isn’t done to help the polar bears, they will go extinct in the next few years. AWF: Error Page. (n.d.). AWF. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.awf.org/wildlife/wildlife-libary/mammals/polar-bear.aspx
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Climate Change Impact on Sea Ice Decline | Weather Underground. (n.d.). Weather Forecast & Reports - Long Range & Local | Wunderground | Weather Underground. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.wunderground.com/climate/SeaIce.asp
Climate change in the Arctic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_in_the_Arctic
Environment Canada - Climate Change - Climate Change Science and Research. (n.d.). Environnement Canada - Environment Canada. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.ec.gc.ca/sc-cs/Default.asp?lang=En&n+56010B41-1
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Environment Canada - Nature - Conservation of Polar Bears. (n.d.). Environnement Canada - Environment Canada. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.ec.gc.ca/nature/default.asp?lang=En&n=A997D1CC-1 •Global Warming FAQ's. (n.d.). National Climate Data Center. Retrieved January 13, 2013, from www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cmb-faq/globalwarming.html
Polar Bears and Global Warming, Climate Change - Nature Canada . (n.d.). Nature Canada Preservation Conservation Endangered Species Canada. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.naturecanada.ca/climate_change_polar.asp
Seltzer, S. (n.d.). Could Zoos Breeding Idea Be A 'Noah's Ark' For Polar Bears? | Care2 Causes. Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.care2.com/causes/could-zoos-breeding-idea-be-a-noahs-ark-for-polar-bears.html
WWF - Oh no! The page you are looking for has gone extinct.... (n.d.). WWF - WWF. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/artict/wildlife/polar_bear/threats/
WWF Canada - Arctic Home. (n.d.). WWF Canada - Conservation, sustainability and climate change. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.wwf.ca/conservation/arctic/home/
Address, p. y., & alerts., u. (n.d.). Cookies. Greenpeace | Greenpeace. Retrieved January 14, 2013, from http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/flag-for-the-future/blog/43433/ In conclusion, greenhouse gases and other pollutants are causing major problems for the polar bears. Scientists have said that they will most likely go extinct in the next few years if something isn't done to help them. Polar
Bears The two main reasons
polar bears are endangered are, global warming persistent
organic pollutants. Because of global warming, the sea ice is melting. Polar bears need sea ice so that they can hunt for their food. Due to the sea ice melting, many polar bears are dying of starvation. Also female polar bears are unable to have or take care of their cubs. Many believe that global warming is caused by humans. That all the greenhouse gases we are using are trapping in the suns rays, making the earth warm up. Others believe that global warming is just natural. and Another reason polar bears are endangered because of a pollutant called persistent organic pollutant. This pollutant is made of resistant chemicals that humans are realising into the air. When this pollutant gets into a animal its stays there, it goes from one animal to the next, all the way up the food chain, to the polar bear. Persistent organic pollutants in the end can kill the polar bear. It does not matter if you believe that global warming is natural or not, we are to blame for the persistent organic pollutants. Who Can Help? World Wildlife Foundation has set up funding to put towards research and habitat “rebuilding” for the polar bears. In the Arctic, scientists carefully watch over the movement of polar bears, also monitoring their current climate conditions.
WWF has been very affective throughout the years.
Our government has every province and territory helping to protect the endangered species. In Canada, they have a Wildlife management board that will send people out to do things like tagging, and monitoring movement. approximately sixteen thousand of twenty-five thousand polar bears worldwide. Canada is home to In November 2011, Polar bears were added to the Species at risk act, due to the rapidly declining number of polar bears. David Suzuki supports saving polar bears, but is not a large contributor. He recommends that we should create marine and terrestrial protected areas in a Polar bear habitat, to avoid further declination or polar bears. Coca-Cola has collaborated with WWF to help bring in higher amounts of money to put toward more research and making sure humans can no longer interfere with polar bears. Also WWF has collaborated with Build-A-Bear workshop to make adorable fluffy teddy bears. With every bear that's made, $1.00 will go towards saving the polar bears 1.8 billion dollars has been donated from build a bear Polar bears are strong and have thick warm fur. They are snow white and are expert hunters. It's no wonder they are so memorable But the polar bears habitat is disappearing
As sea ice melts this compromises the polar bears hunting grounds, and where they play
When polar bear cubs are born they are taught to play on thick sheets of ice, however because of the warming climate there is not enough room for the cubs to learn, play and develop.
Having dwindling numbers of polar bears doesn't have to be the way the world is going. Many scientists, activists and zoologists think that zoos may be the answer. Save Me!! “If you don’t build these insurance populations when you have the animals, then it’s too late,” said the Toledo (Ohio) Zoo’s mammals curator Randi Meyerson Today 64 captive polar
bears live in accredited
institutions Not only does breeding in captivity increase the amount of polar bears it also shows people these magnificent creatures. Increasing polar bear popularity will help persuade people to stop the bad, green house gas producing habits that are destroying it's habitat right now. driving less is the best way to prevent these emissions, if you can walk, walk. Also cutting down on water use, and burning less fossil fuels in your home helps. Stop Global Warming. This is a big task, no one person could ever fully stop global warming. But, if we all do our part we can save not only the polar bears but our whole planet (ex. changing from an oil burning furnace to a geothermal one.) Changing your lifestyle #1 Change what/how you eat. THE END Eating organic, local food can decrease your carbon footprint a lot. Eating free range meat and animal produce as well as mainly plant based diet can reduce your carbon footprint by 40% Changing you lifestyle #2 Cwhat can I do to stop this? you can:
cut down on transportation emissions,
use less water
burn less fossil fuels in your home
With ice melting as fast as its been, hunting is also a challenge, seals can resurface with a better chance of not being eaten, polar bears are not able to hunt as easily.hange how you go everywhere. Changing your methods of transportation may save the world.
Using public transportation would cut down most of our carbon foot print. But, if we want to stop global warming fully we have to either find more fuel efficient cars, new power sources or just walk. Changing Lifestyle #3 Use less water. Having the huge bodies of water (the great lakes) in Canada often makes us forget that fresh water is running out and over using it wastes electricity and the precious resource we take for granted. Using these fresh water supplies means polluting it with soaps shampoos and human waste. The polar bears need our help, making small differences in our daily lives can make a HUGE difference to a polar bear. By supporting breeding and rehabilitation programs we may one day 'save the polar bear'.
With the climate heating up, polar bears are finding it difficult to regulate body temperature. since polar bears have thick fur, cooling down is a difficult process, which can involve spending more time sitting around, instead of playing or hunting. It also puts pregnant polar bears in distress from heat stroke.
what can I do to stop this? you can:
cut down on transportation emissions,
use less water
burn less fossil fuels in your home
With ice melting as fast as its been, hunting is also a challenge, seals can resurface with a better chance of not being eaten, polar bears are not able to hunt as easily. So what are you going to do? come up with a plan to help save the polar bears, like supporting charities that donate 50% of profits to directly help the polar bears, cutting the amount of time you shower in half, or shorten your time using electricity.shortening your hair
So lets help to save the polar bears before its too late.