Natural variability in atmospheric circulation over the Arctic is responsible for the substantial loss of sea ice in recent decades.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service have recently released a Conservation Management Plan to prevent polar bears from becoming extinct.
As climate change melts Arctic sea ice and forces polar bears onto steady shores, it seems that they will have to adapt to a new diet. However, it is highly unlikely that these animals will be able to survive strictly on land-based foods, according to a new study.
Warm Atlantic Ocean waters are causing sea ice to melt in the Arctic, further contributing to the disappearance of this land mass, according to new research.