How warming impacts Arctic sea ice, polar bears

This summer, during her research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon has been struck by what is doomed to bring about Earth’s climate change, something in which even a little may still be rescued.

“As you go to the Arctic and see what’s happening with your own eyes … it’s depressing,”Kristin Laidre

‘Going to the Arctic and seeing what’ s going on with your own eyes is quite depressing,’ said University of Washington marine biologist Kristin Laidre, who was studying polar bears at Baffin Bay.

Permafrost – the icy soil trapping the strong greenhouse gas methane – thaws.

In summer, bears take to the ice to hunt and eat, feast and increase in weight to feed over the winter.

The 2015 Paris climate accord aimed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures or to keep it below 2 degrees.

Manitoba Bisons

The Manitoba Bisons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The football team plays their games at Investors Group Field. (wikipedia)

Polar bear

The polar bear is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. (wikipedia)


The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska , Canada, Finland, Greenland , Iceland, Norway, (wikipedia)

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is a non-denominational, public research university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1877, it is the first university of western Canada. (wikipedia)

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research. (wikipedia)

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a public land-grant research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. (wikipedia)

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