For most of us here in Australia and New Zealand the debate isn’t whether climate change is real, it is simply what are we going to do about it. But it takes a heartbreaking picture of a polar bear like this to allow us to see it in the north and south poles. NASA says that the temperature on the earth has risen by over three degrees in just 100 years. Sea levels are rising. Rainfall is increasing. The world we live in is changing, and the ice sheets are melting as a result, leaving Polar Bears natural habitats decimated.
The governments of the world are fighting over who’s fault it is and what we can do about it. Meanwhile bears starve as their glaciers melt, the seal migration changes path and the food sources for the Polar Bear are disappearing.
Adapt or die is the reality of this animal’s plight.
A photographer famous for Arctic photography has received a lot of attention for this image in recent weeks.
Image source: Kerstin Langenberger Photography/Facebook