Lack Of National And International Policy Agreements Towards Global Warming

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Lack of national and international policy agreements towards global warming worsens the environment in which polar bears live. Climate change and global warming have become significant issues environmentally. Although humans suffer greatly, there is a greater risk on our world’s wildlife. It is evident that there is a lack of interest towards wildlife when it comes to global warming. The human population is an obvious worry. Seeing as wildlife does not get as much attention, it is possible that some of these animals may go extinct. Polar bears (Ursus Maritimus) are carnivores in wildlife that live in the arctic. As global warming expands, the Arctic is having a difficult time remaining cold. Polar bears have severely declined over the…show more content…
Polar bears also use the sea ice as a resting place or a place to give birth. As global warming is increasing, the sea ice is melting from being in a hot and rainy climate. Therefore, polar bears are having trouble locating food to eat. One of the main reasons why polar bears do not have the food necessary to satisfy could be because of the over population of polar bears during the hot climate. (Stirling & Parkinson, 2006) Granted that there is not much food for the bears, when there is food, most of them must fight over it because of its limited amounts. When polar bears cannot find any food near the sea ice, they are forced to look further in order to survive. If global warming worsens, it is possible that polar bears will go extinct. “Scientists predict that the polar bear population, currently 20,000 to 25,000, could disappear by the end of the century.” (Diane Cole, 2009) Although there are some lack of national and international policy agreements, global warming may affect not only wildlife but us humans as well. “The expert responses suggest polar bear population and range will undergo significant declines by 2050 under SRES A1B.” (O’Neill, Osborn, Hulme, Lorenzoni & Watkinson, 2008) A study was done to show empirical evidence about polar bear body mass and weight to see how long polar bears can survive without food. The study concluded that the earlier in the year that the climate gets hotter, the longer the polar bears suffer. (McCarthy, 2015)
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