Polar bears are dying. As global warming accelerates, the sea ice they depend on for survival is literally melting away. Bears are starving and drowning as they have to swim farther and farther to reach solid ice. Some are even turning to cannibalism in a desperate search for food. Those trapped on land hundreds of miles from the nearest ice often wander near villages in search of food and are shot.
Two-thirds of all polar bears — including all bears in Alaska — could be extinct by 2050 if current trends continue. The rest of the species could be gone by the end of the century.
But it’s not too late to save the polar bear if we join together and take immediate action. The science is clear: We know what needs to be done — we just need to build the political support to do it.
Watch our polar bear PSA below and then sign our petition urging President Obama to rein in global warming and save the bear now.
Watch this short PSA, as well as a longer version, on YouTube.