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Polar Bears – Endangerment Report

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Julian Smith, Journalist

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As we know it, Polar Bears are dying off. The sad truth about it is that we don’t realize how bad our everyday lives are affecting them. The main cause of them dying is due to global warming. Due to us using gasoline, the atmosphere is heating up, causing ice to melt, which leads to multiple other reasons to why they’re dying. One of those reasons is starvation. Polar Bears are using 60% of their energy each day to find food. Some Polar Bears are using more energy than they can consume. Since most Polar Bears are using more energy than they can get, four out of nine polar bears lost 10% of their mass in an eight to eleven-day period. Seals are their main source of food, and make up 95% of their diet. Each day, the polar bears must travel farther and farther to get the food they need. 

As most of us know, Polar Bears live on ice, and global warming is preventing them from getting where the seals are. That causes them to use more energy, as seen in the paragraph above this one. Since global warming is causing the glaciers to melt, it also makes it possible for Polar Bears to get stuck on a small iceberg like the ones you see on television. 14% of sea ice is melting every decade due to global warming. 

You may be wondering, how can I help solve this problem? Well, there is a simple answer to that. You can donate to a well-known wild life funding website. The one I most recommend is World Wildlife Fund, a trusted organization that helps fund endangered or vulnerable animal species. 

You DO NOT have to donate to help the Polar Bears. Since global warming is caused mainly by gas emissions from cars, fossil fuels, and wild fires, you can restrict your usage of cars, and electricity. If you do not already know, electricity can be made from burning fossil fuels. 

Bibliography

Sources:
 

Reusethisbag.org – https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/10-human-causes-of-global-warming/ 

 

National Geographic – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/p/polar-bear/

Donate to WWF:

Monthly donation – https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=main_monthly_donation&s_src=AWE1907OQ18336A03102TX

One-Time donation – https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=main_onetime&s_src=AWE1907OQ18336A02939RX

Wikipedia Provided the image for this article – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Endangered_arctic_-_starving_polar_bear.jpg CC-BY-SA 

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Julian Smith, Journalist

Hi, I'm Julian I'm a 6th grader at Blaine. I like eating, sleeping, skiing, and playing games.

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