Alaska, AK — Alaska, The Last Frontier
America's last frontier may well see the last stand of the species Ursala maritimas, the Polar Bear. Because their habitat is being destroyed by global warming, Polar Bears are threatened with extinction. The bears live on the ice near Alaska's coast where the land and ocean are joined by ice in the winter. But because the earth's climate is getting warmer from the buildup of global warming pollution, the ice is melting - in fact, the entire Arctic Ocean ice cap is shrinking leaving water mixed with ice floes. Scientists believe there may be no permanent ice left at the North Pole in as little as six or seven decades.
In the meantime, if you're a mothering Polar Bear who left the ice to bear her young in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, you return by swimming to ice floes that are becoming fewer and farther between - and risk drowning. If you're a concerned human being, you can join the Virtual March to Stop Global Warming- or if your already marching, get others to join. It's going to take action - by you, by all of us working together. We need to get as many people as we can to do our part and demand our leaders take action.
If we don't make a future with clean energy, the future of Homo sapiens will be threatened just like the Ursala maritimas.