By Seneca Oehrle, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A study published in July on Nature.com found that almost all polar bear subpopulations are facing major habitat loss. Human contribution to global warming has led to declining levels of summer sea ice. This forces polar bears, who depend on the ice, onto land and further away …
Pack ice was used by the polar bears and humans to hunt the seals and whales they needed for survival. Now polar bears have to swim longer and farther, facing more danger, to bring food back to their families.
Melting ice at the North Pole hurts polar bears who need the ice to live.