Polar Bears Face Threats to Survival Thanks to Too Much Ice Katie Pavlich | Apr 28, 2014When the polar bear was put on the endangered species list back in 2008, it became the first species to be put on the list based on what might happen with the environment and their habitat. Environmental groups argued that global warming served as a major threat to the polar bear and therefore it must be added to the endangered list just in case someday it actually becomes endangered due to climate change.
Now just a few short years later, polar bears in Alaska are facing a major problem: too much ice. CNSNews has the details:
Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career.That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNSNews.com.
Remember when global warming alarmists claimed polar bears would be drowning thanks to melting ice? : I would like to point out, the scientific name of a polar bear is Ursus maritimus.---- WATER BEAR
The idea that scientists have been selling the "polar bears are drowning! we must save them through government regulation and taxpayer money!" argument for years is just embarrassing. Did we really buy the argument that the Urusus maritimus, water bear, was drowning? Why weren't photos released of "dead polar bears floating" in the Arctic?[Keep Reading]