Shield Polar Bears from Global Warming

Shield Polar Bears from Global Warming


About the Petition

Polar bears, currently listed as threatened in the U.S. under the Endangered Species Act, will be extinct by the end of the century if global warming trends continue. With an estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears left worldwide, living in 20 distinct populations, it's imperative to protect this species.

Oil and gas drilling is polluting and destroying polar bears natural Arctic habitats. While they once lived to be 20-30 years old, in the last few years cub infant mortality rates have rocketed to 70%. Due to global warming, only one third of polar bear cubs will reach the age of two. The sea ice they rely on for survival is melting; polar bears are drowning, starving, and resorting to cannibalism to survive.  

Stand with the Center for Biological Diversity and urge President Barack Obama to save the polar bear.

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