International Polar Bear Day. Good for Polar Bears is Good for the Planet.
Today’s the Day! Our friends at Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures are celebrating International Polar Bear Day. I just got off a conference call with one of the world’s leading scientists Dr. Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta. It was a tough call to sit in on. Andy, as we call him around the campfire, recently released a scientific paper on potential ideas for dealing with the predicted impending die-off of polar bears that is forecast to happen between now and 2050. His argument, for starting this conversation now, revolves around the emotions which subjects of this nature create when a catastrophic event is taking place. Once polar bears start down this gruesome path, he’s concerned rational decisions won’t be possible. Better to start planning before serious anxiety kicks in.
This subject is hard to believe but unfortunately it’s true. People who hide from this subject or worse yet, refute the science, are doing so at their own risk. Polar bears are just the tip of the iceberg, no pun intended unfortunately.