Polar Bears ‘R Us, Unless We Change
September 20, 2012
We need to make bigger and faster changes than most of us think. In the summer of 2007, scientists focusing on Greenland were surprised to find almost 40 percent of its ice sheet melting, while scientists focusing on polar bears predicted most of them would disappear by 2050. Five years later, in the summer of 2012, scientists were shocked to find 97 percent of Greenland’s ice melting. So polar bears are now more surely doomed.
Yet polar bears are a barometer of larger outcomes...
Source: Polar Bears ‘R Us, Unless We Change
Author: Blog by Chiara Cabiglio
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