Study: Climate Change Making Polar Bears Go Hungry
POLAR BEARS COULD FACE EXTINCTION FASTER THAN THOUGHT, STUDY SAYS
(CNN) – Polar bears are starving and could face extinction faster than previously thought.
According to a new study published in the journal ‘Science’ researchers found that polar bears are suffering an extreme shortage of food.
They fixed collars on nine bears and recorded their activity levels for up to 11 days.
As a result of climate change; the sea ice in the Arctic is melting and forcing the bears to travel further and use more energy to catch their prey.
That increased movement in the search for food leaves them shorter on the calories they need.
Polar bears have been listed as endangered species by the us fish and wildlife service, and the protection program repeatedly emphasizes the importance of climate change.