Friday, February 10, 2012

Polar Bears are Starving: Join the Fight !!

Polar bears are on the brink. What you do right now can make a difference.

A wild polar bear in the Arctic is a majestic creature--commanding respect with its beauty and ferocity. But global warming is threatening this bear's very existence.

Polar bears in the southern area of their range are literally starving to death as the ice they depend on for hunting seals melts sooner in the spring and freezes later in the fall each year. Unless we act, polar bears could easily disappear from the Hudson Bay within our lifetime.

Right now, we have a chance to fight for these magnificent bears. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to propose rules to limit pollution from coal-fired power plants. But big industrial polluters won't back down easily.

We might not have their money, but we have you--and we need your help now. Donate $20 today and help fight for polar bears at risk from global warming.

For thousands of years, polar bears have made the Arctic their home. The expansive ice and plentiful seal populations have shaped this species. In just four decades, the number of ice-free days polar bears face in the western Hudson Bay has grown by 40 days in just the last 40 years to a terrifying 160 days in 2010. That's 160 days without access to food, while they are nursing young.

We must slow the pace of global warming--and we can do it with your help.

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