Satellite imagery of the Arctic reveals bleak outlook for polar bears

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Polar bears have long been the poster animals for climate protection. But this week, scientists who have been studying data from NASA and other satellite operators on changing environments had more bad news for the Arctic bears, and for reindeer, mountain lions, and other creatures suffering the effects of drought and warming seas. Detailed satellite…

via The latest satellite imagery of the Arctic bodes very poorly for polar bears — Quartz

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME

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Researchers working in Arctic Russia have expressed their concerns that thousands of reindeer could die this year as a result of global climate change. About 20,000 reindeer starved to death in 2006 and another 61,000 in 2013, according to a recent study. In these cases, heavy rains caused by low levels of sea cover and…

via Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME 

We are killing everything on the planet – 60% of all species expected to disappear by the early 2020s according to WWF.  It’s a very sad world, a world becoming more sterile, colourless, less diverse.  What will be left for the next generation to gaze at in wonder?