I recently came upon this video and not to be dramatic, but it is one of the most heart-breaking things I’ve seen because it is so raw and so real.
From the results of climate change, the sea ice is melting and because of the geographic location of where polar bears live, they rely heavily on them.
Polar bears are now at a vulnerable state for the possibility of extinction in the future.
Polar bears do not spend as much time on shore but because of the warmer temperatures and less sea ice, polar bears are on the shore much longer. They can only rely on their stored fat for so long. With having to stay on land longer, they cannot go out to hunt which then results in malnutrition and starvation.
In addition, being on shore for longer periods of time, their chances of encountering humans are more likely. The killing of polar bears is monitored but there are still those illegal and unreported killing of polar bears.