Polar bears are our furry and friends in the high north. But, what photographer Kerstin Langenberger captured is one bear that leaves us in awe. Why is it that this polar bear has become so thin? Bears need ice to survive and food is unable to be attained in most cases where ice has melted. This photo points out a more serious problem we all should have acknowledged by now: climate change.
Yes, as an environmental science graduate, that is a buzzword that comes up in every class, even ones that are in the humanities. However, it is a buzzword that has so many implications. For one thing, we may lose half of the world species by 2050 including the polar bear. Are you already saddened? There’s much more bad news that is physically incomprehensible because the after effects are to come in several decades to the end of the century. It is imperative we take any action promoting safeguarding the environment.
I say this many times to my friends and family as well as in a few of my posts, but the environment has to be protected and we must do whatever it takes.
When a problem like this is still “small” we should be telling our neighbors and friends:
“Stop consuming too much.”
“Try to not use your car often.”
“Stop using too much water.”
“You can help by spreading the word.”
These may sound overboard, but building a strong community is what we need. We need to work together and cooperate. We may think we are fine, but we are not!