Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Bummer: A wild polar bear has been found dead at 16 years of age; since they normally live 15-18 years in the wild, CO2 must have killed this one

The polar bear who died of climate change - big picture | Environment | theguardian.com
A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway
A male Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) starved to death due to climate change, Svalbard, Norway
This 16-year-old male polar bear died of starvation resulting from the lack of ice on which to hunt seals, according to Dr Ian Stirling, who has studied polar bears for almost 40 years with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the University of Alberta.
Polar Bear FAQs | Polar Bears International
In the wild, polar bears live an average 15 to 18 years
By the way, since this bear was unable to violently kill seals as usual, can we see some pictures of adorable young seals who are alive and happy today only because CO2 killed this bear?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe he needed a gun to hunt with......oops that's a no no.