I just came across a posting from e! Science News that I felt was worth noting. There are so many articles out there about climate change, shrinking ice in the polar regions, polar bears as poster children for endangered species and global warming…
It seems clear to me after reading this article that refers to a long term study ( 27 years ) by U.S. government Minerals Management Services in the Beaufort Sea area that there is a definite change in polar bear habitat. With this change comes an increase in human – polar bear contact. Shrinking ice ( polar bears preferred habitat ) means increased sightings of bears in water and on land and near people. This is definitely NOT good news for polar bears!
Please read this article and search more on the subject if this interests/concerns you at all. It sure concerns me. Polar bear – human contact to me equals more polar bears being killed…

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