Poor Freda. All she wants is a nice place to haul out and rest her weary walrus bones. But humans resent her encroachment on their property. Seems to me walruses have first rights on the coasts, and humans should make way.
If this little chunk doesn’t melt your heart, there’s something wrong!
“Scientists have been worried about Greenland’s glaciers melting for years now, especially because the Arctic is warming up faster than anywhere else on earth due to climate change. Last August, it rained for the first time in recorded history over the Greenland Summit Camp, a research station that’s near the frozen top of the ice sheet. That same summer, enough ice melted in one day to cover the entire state of Florida.”
Conflict within a Native community in Alaska – over a literal gold mine. Gold mines are messy and destructive, and when a vibrant waterway is affected, everyone downstream suffers.
Better waste management in the North will prevent polar bears from turning to human made trash for survival. They then will adapt in other ways, such as hunting on land instead of at sea. Conflict has happened, and will continue.
The direct cause of polar bear scavenging is the loss of sea ice due to warming in the Arctic, the result of the climate crisis.
“…the scientific community and policymakers have been referring to figures that are far too low…”
Volcanic aerosols paint the stark white continent in gorgeous hues.