A third polar bears could vanish due to climate change

Dec 13, 2016
Polar bear population would dwindled due to melting ice in Artic.
Polar bear population would dwindled due to melting ice in Artic.

An extensive amount of wildlife, including polar bear and wild reindeer, is being affected by the earth’s rise in temperature.

According to researchers, the world’s polar bear population will decline by one third because of climate change and melting sea ice in the Arctic.

Researchers have estimated that the 26,000 polar bears that live on earth now, will decrease to 8,600 in 40 years.

Kristin Laidre, a marine mammal ecologist at the University of Washington’s Polar Science Center, stated: “There is the potential for a large reduction in the global population of polar bears over the next three generations if the sea ice loss continues at the rate we’ve seen it.”

 

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