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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Polar Trouble

I watched a story on CNN's Web site this morning about global warming and the trouble it is causing in the Artic. They interviewed a polar bear expert who said bears are skinnier than he has ever seen them and they are drowning. He said he's never seen polar bears drown before.

The reason why they are drowning is because they are trying to swim extremely long distances while searching for food. They're having trouble finding food because the seals they feed on are also changing their migration and living habits.

If the majority of scientist are correct, there's no question the world climate is changing and changing very rapidly. I'm hopeful that some of the changes with actually be beneficial. That may seem like an absurd comment, but I believe we will find ways to adapt and take advantage of the new circumstances.


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