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CANADA: Bleak Future for Polar Bears, U of A Scientists Say


Animals  (tags: environment, climate change, animalwelfare, animals, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, humans, investigation )

Cal
- 772 days ago - canada.com
Most of the world's polar bears are likely to disappear in the next 30 to 50 years if the Arctic continues to heat up as climatologists predict, two University of Alberta scientists say.



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Milkah Savage (277)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:50 pm
I wish I could say this story surprises me..But sadly the polar bears are already suffering and I feel helpless..We must change our ways of thinking before it's too late..
Informative article Cal..thanks
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:25 pm
not surprised, mankind inflicts its evil on so many levels :-(
 

Michela m. (3905)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:43 pm

Thanks!! Posted in: ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in:  http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252&saved=1
CLIMATE CHANGE: Several Petitions - VERY URGENT New!!!
Please Join and Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java and Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, CloudedLeopards, SunBears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Pet Trade, Corporate Control, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Global Warming!! Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:05 pm
No surprise here.....
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:33 pm
Another one of the sad realities of climate change. Unfortunately, the corporations that contribute most heavily to it couldn't care less.
 

John S. (301)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:54 am
Sadly noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:24 am
noted
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:31 am
Sadly noted
 

Sandi C. (242)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:32 am
noted with sadness!
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:57 am
We are MURDERING our PLANET and OURSELVES
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:06 am
Noted, thanks.
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:58 pm
Why are we allowing people to continue hunting these animals? Are their numbers not declining fast enough?
 

Dianne D. (458)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:05 pm
It may be too late, but we have to do everything we can to stop this. The only polar bears will be in pictures. Hopefully our kids will do a better job than we are doing at saving the species and the earth.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:30 pm
Noted! OK, Sorry here!!! The Polar bears are not going anywhere due to "Global Warming" WHY? Because that's BS!!!!!! There is no "Global Warming"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And for those of you who believe in such nonsense...Well you have just plain been GORE-ed! If anything my only concern for polar bears is man hurting them!
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:11 pm
Elaine A,
You and I agree on 99% of things but not on this one.Climate change ie global warming unfortunately does exist.Do some research and you will see.
Hunting is another massive problem and we need to start targeting these bastards
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:24 pm
So sad!
 

Michela m. (3905)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:37 pm
Elaine, I wonder what basic scientific proofs or evidences your assertions & critics have!! (e.g. bad words prove NOTHING)!!!!
For example, in: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252&saved=1
I specifically refer not to my personal “humoral sensations”, on the contrary, I refer only to up-to-date statements, declarations & assumptions made by Scientists working in the field, that I’m humble enough to realize that they really know the issue better than me…...
In the same thread, the presence as a Member in the Group “Orangutans: Men of the Forest” -- that you UNJOINED -- of a person like Angelina Jolie, as a Delegate for the United Nations for Climate Change counts, much more than words or bad words…
Just give a look at the satellite pictures of the Arctic, or Greenland, or whatever Glacier on this Earth, & compare them not to the pictures taken 50 years ago, it’s sufficient to compare them with satellite pictures taken only 5 years ago to realize the difference!!!!
The above-said doesn’t mean that I don’t fight also against the Hunting of Polar Bears!!!!!!! i.e. among the 8,804 Care2-only Petitions, that I signed since June 2010 (not 2009 as my Profile says), a lot of them are also for Polar Bears…
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:35 pm
Duh but let's keep pumping out that Tar Sands oil, Canada. Sadly, polar bears aren't the only species facing extinction. I think humans, rats, and roaches are safe but every other species better watch it, your days are numbered.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:05 am
Thanks Cal--sad news.
 

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:11 am
noted....so very sad to see this picture of this bear in that state....my heart is so broken by all of these changes that are killing our natural wildlife, and for what???? PROGRESS!!!! BULLS***!!! I would rather continue as we are than loose our wildlife...the world is only getting to be harder and harder to live in, so stop all the killing and let's just do the best we can!!!!!! God help us!!!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 5:17 am
Very sad how humans are running the world!
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:56 pm
Thank you for posting. This is really sad and it makes me feel absolutely helpless. It breaks my heart to see that polar bear.
 

Maria S. (102)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 8:03 am
Sadly noted. Thanks for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 10:10 pm
so sad!
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:54 pm
It is a disgrace that we can't even take care of the place that feeds us! Greed is obviously the only issue on most people's minds! Really sad!!!
Thanks Cal for yet a great post!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:41 am
Sadly Noted Cal :0 Thnx for original Post Michela :0 :)
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:14 pm
The future prospects of polar bears is rather gloomy. But it's now the same for the entire planet. Our children will curse us - if they are still alive.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted. I don't even know what to say anymore...
 
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