the record for lowest arctic ice coverage (at 3.41 million square kilometers) and largest melt of the greenland ice sheet (at 97% melted) was set in 2012. in 2008, the u.s. classified the polar bear as a threatened species, the first with its survival at risk due to global warming. “it’s a fact that early sea ice breakup, late ice freeze-up and the overall reduction in ice pack…could erase half of a population in a single year.” - andrew derocher, co author, “rapid ecosystem change and polar bear conservation.” photos by flip nicklen and ole jorgen liodden
Michael Poliza in Churchill Manitoba, who noted “the polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway. but this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost as though it didn’t’ understand where the snow had gone.” (more polar bear photos)
do u ever associate someone with their icon so much that you just assume that they’re the same gender as their icon or something and then they post a selfie and ur like wait you’re not thomas the tank engine
Again, I feel the need to remind everyone that I am not a bike.
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saw this and couldn’t resist adding the gif!
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