Floods. Droughts. Heat waves. Massive storms.
Climate change isn’t currently just a threat to polar bears or the Arctic. It has a profound impact on people—with effects that will intensify unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Change 101
A warming world has profound effects on the lives of its inhabitants.
A closer look at changes to Arctic sea ice shows an unsettling trend.
Sea ice loss from climate change is the primary threat to polar bears.
Our chief scientist, Dr. Steven Amstrup, responds to frequent questions and clears up myths and misconceptions about polar bears and climate change.
Human Interaction with Polar Bears
Changing a creature’s environment changes the way they live.
Polar bears are not very prone to disease, although there are some parasites.
Where there’s a chance for profit, there is activity.
Once the gravest threat to the polar bear’s future, hunting is now carefully regulated.