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The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

-▶ OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate


Guardian, April 5, 2013

-▶ THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH


Business Insider, April 23, 2015
▶  THE NEW COLD WAR: NORDIC COUNTRIES BANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RUSSIA'S ARCTIC PUSH

http://www.businessinsider.com/nordic-countries-banding-together-against-russia-2015-4


Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


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             BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/


July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

-▶ THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856


Grist, April 23, 2014
IF OIL SPILLS IN THE ARCTIC AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO CLEAN IT UP, DOES IT JUST STAY THERE? http://grist.org/news/if-oil-spills-in-the-arctic-and-no-one-is-around-to-clean-it-up-does-it-just-stay-there/


                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
-▶ WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship


September 18, 2012 New York Times

-▶ ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/


Business Insider, April 22, 2015
RUSSIA HAS A CRUCIAL ADVANTAGE OVER THE US IN THE ARCTIC http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-has-a-crucial-advantage-over-the-us-in-the-arctic-2015-4


Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole


Salon, January 11, 2015
WHY ARCTIC DRILLING IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN http://www.salon.com/2015/01/11/why_arctic_drilling_is_a_disaster_waiting_to_happen/


Ecowatch, April 01, 2015
PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC: SHELL'S ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/01/interior-approves-shell-arctic-drilling/


Reuters, April 01, 2015
HERE'S WHY OBAMA IS APPROVING ARCTIC DRILLING -- AGAIN

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/usa-shell-arctic-idUSL2N0WT2F220150401


US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-


August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/


                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


NationalJournal, December 17, 2014
PROTECTING BRISTOL BAY WAS AN EASY CALL FOR OBAMA  THE HARD ONES COME NEXT http://www.nationaljournal.com/energy/protecting-bristol-bay-was-an-easy-call-for-obama-the-hard-ones-come-next-20141217


The Nation, January 28, 2015
-▶ THE MAIN PROBLEM WITH OBAMA'S CLIMATE POLICY?  IT MAKES NO SENSE http://www.thenation.com/blog/196473/obamas-climate-policy-doesnt-make-any-sense




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                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE


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May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3


CTV News, November 09, 2014
CANADA'S SUDDEN NORTH POLE GRAB SURPRISED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: INTERNAL DOCUMENTS http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-sudden-north-pole-bid-surprised-gov-t-officials-internal-documents-1.2093871


Reuters, January 20, 2015
NORWAY REDEFINES ARCTIC ICE EDGE IN POTENTIAL BOOST FOR OIL EXPLORATION  http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/norway-oil-arctic-idINL6N0UZ0L020150120


Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace


May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶ CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC CLUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEATS UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status


June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/


May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶ SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF ITS UNTAPPED ENERGY http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

November 20, 1010
-▶ EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH


Bloomberg, September 27, 2014
▶ FIRST ARCTIC OIL SPILL: RUSSIA SAYS ARCTIC WELL DRILLED WITH EXXON STRIKES OIL  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-27/rosneft-says-exxon-arctic-well-strikes-oil.html


Bloomberg, September 12, 2014

-▶ EXXON SAID TO RILE U.S., EU BY USING SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA LOOPHOLE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-12/exxon-said-to-rile-u-s-eu-in-using-sanctions-loophole.html?alcmpid=markets


HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html


June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil


Grist, April 01, 2015
SHELL INCHES CLOSER TO SPILLING OIL ALL OVER THE ARCTIC http://grist.org/news/shell-inches-closer-to-spilling-oil-all-over-the-arctic/


BBC News, January 29, 2015
SHELL RESUMES ARCTIC DRILLING - LIKELY TO INTENSIFY BATTLE WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31034870


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EcoWatch, January 28, 2015
▶   OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES OPENING ATLANTIC COAST TO OFFSHORE DRILLING  http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/obama-open-atlantic-coast-offshore-drilling/


Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling


Guardian, January 25, 2015
OBAMA PROPOSAL TO EXPAND PROTECTION OF ALASKA ARCTIC REFUGE, BRISTOL BAY, ANGERS REPUBLICANS OVER OIL  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/25/obama-expand-alaska-arctic-refuge-republicans-oil


Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/


                WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                          MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                         http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013
▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html


HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html


Common Dreams, December 08, 2014
OBAMA'S OIL BOOM DESTROYING HOPE FOR PROGRESS ON CLIMATE http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/12/08/obamas-oil-boom-destroying-hope-progress-climate


World Wildlife Fund, October 31, 2014
-▶ FEDERAL ASSESSMENT REITERATES RISK OF OFFSHORE DRILLING IN AMERICA'S ARCTIC https://www.worldwildlife.org/press-releases/federal-assessment-reiterates-risk-of-offshore-drilling-in-america-s-arctic


Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/


 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x



July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


SAVE THE ARCTIC: The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. The Insanity:  http://www.savethearctic.org/

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/


August 4, 2013 Care2

-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html


                                                      WATCH

FIVE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1



                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

 

                                       WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

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Yale Environment 360,  August 16, 2014
- ▶ A NEW FRONTIER FOR FRACKING:  DRILLING NEAR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_new_frontier_for_fracking_drilling_near_the_arctic_circle/2794/


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coastshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

                  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr


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                                    GREENLAND'S MELTING

CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN

                                        http://sco.lt/8bjv73


July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment
-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH


 The Guardian, October 24, 2013
-▶ GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap


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                            ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

                         HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS

                       ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS

                                        http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

       THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

                                           SEA CHANGE

                  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                        http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda

 

 

-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

            

-▶ -▶ *** OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj



 -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

 


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Seal pup deaths explode as ice disappears - Climate Change Claims More Victims

Seal pup deaths explode as ice disappears - Climate Change Claims More Victims | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it
Shrinking sea ice cover in the North Atlantic over the past three decades due to warming has led to a "dramatic" spike in deaths among seal pups, a new U.S. study says, offering a glimpse into a population issue while numbers are still abundant.
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Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive'

Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL | Scoop.it

The Guardian, February 25, 2014

-▶  POLAR BEARS MAY HAVE TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE

Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive


             INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY : IN PICTURES
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/feb/27/international-polar-bear-day-in-pictures


ScienceDaily, April 01, 2015
POLAR BEARS UNLIKELY TO THRIVE ON LAND-BASED DIETS.
Polar bears, increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating terrestrial foods including berries, birds and eggs, but any nutritional gains are limited to a few individuals and likely cannot compensate for lost opportunities to consume their traditional, lipid-rich prey -- ice seals http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150401133025.htm


OECD Insights Blog

-▶ BAND-AIDS WON'T SAVE THE POLAR BEARS:  SMARTER CLIMATE ADAPTION NEEDED

http://oecdinsights.org/2015/02/25/band-aids-wont-save-the-polar-bears-smarter-climate-adaptation-needed/


The Guardian Environment, November 17, 2014
-▶ ALASKA-AREA POLAR BEAR POPULATION PLUMMETS 40% IN 10 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/polar-bear-population-falls-sea-north-alaska


Salon, November 22, 2014
-▶ AS THE ICE CAP MELT, POLAR BEARS ARE LOSING THEIR NATURAL HABITATS -- AND STARVATION IS DRIVING THEM TO VIOLENCE  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/22/when_polar_bears_attack_how_climate_change_is_creating_a_new_breed_of_unlikely_killers/


REVEALING PHOTOS
Barentsobserver, January 13, 2014
▶  RUSSIAN SUBMARINERS FEED POLAR BEAR GARBAGE IN THE ARCTIC  http://barentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2015/01/submariners-feed-polar-bear-garbage-13-01


                                                     IN PICTURES
The Guardian Environment, December 09, 2014
-▶ SVALBARD'S POLAR BEARS AND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/dec/09/svalbards-polar-bears-effects-climate-change-in-pictures


Huffington Post Green, January 14, 2015
-▶ POLAR BEARS ARE MIGRATING TO AREAS WITH LONGER LASTING ICE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/polar-bears-migrate-to-no_n_6467876.html


August 11, 2013 Care2
-▶  THIS POLAR BEAR STARVED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.care2.com/causes/a-polar-bear-starves-to-death-climate-change-is-the-culprit.html


Mongabay, October 08, 2014
-▶  THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR POLAR BEARS:  'STOP THE RISE IN CO2 AND OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-watsa-wcn-amstrup.html?n3ws1ttr


Yahoo News UK, December 19, 2014
-▶ WARMING LEADS TO MORE RUN-INS WITH POLAR BEARS http://ow.ly/GcNsT


Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/


Conservation Magazine, December 03, 2014
-▶ CLICHE OR NO, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HERE FOR POLAR BEARS http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/12/cliche-or-no-climate-change-really-is-coming-for-the-polar-bears/


National Wildlife Federation, December 2, 2013

-▶  ALARMING POLAR BEAR DECLINE A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2013/12-02-13-Alarming-Polar-Bear-Decline-a-Call-to-Action-on-Climate-Change.aspx


January 10, 2012 CBC News

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE LEAVES SOME HUDSON BAY POLAR BEARS STARVING http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/01/10/mb-starving-polar-bears-manitoba.html


WWF, November 26, 2014
-▶  "BUSINESS AS USUAL" EMISSIONS MAY MEAN STARVATION, CUB LOSS FOR POLAR BEARS http://wwf.panda.org/?unewsid=233930


World Wildlife Fund, April 30, 2014
 ▶   POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION FINDS LITTLE ICE AND FEW MOTHER BEARS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/polar-bear-expedition-finds-little-ice-and-few-mother-bears


 Guardian, May 28, 2014
-▶ FEWER POLAR BEAR CUBS BEING BORN IN ARCTIC ISLANDS: Rapid reduction of sea ice level hitting population's hunting grounds hard http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/polar-bear-cubs-arctic-climate-change


Scientific American, July 15, 2014

-▶  AS ARCTIC ICE DISAPPEARS, LANDLOCKED, STARVING POLAR BEARS ADAPT TO LAND BASED DIETS CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/landlocked-polar-bears-find-new-prey1/


New Scientist, November 26, 2014
-▶  LOSS OF ARCTIC SEA ICE TO DOOM POLAR BEARS BY 2075 A world without cubs. That will be the reality facing polar bears in 60 years, when retreating sea ice turns their remaining habitat into a lethal nursery for youngsters, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26620-loss-of-arctic-sea-ice-to-doom-polar-bears-by-2075.html


                                                  VIDEOS
                            New York Times, June 10, 2014
RECORDING THE POLAR BEAR'S VIEW OF ITS CHANGING ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/recording-the-polar-bears-view-of-its-changing-arctic-environment/


Phys.org, April 11, 2014

 ▶   DEN CONDITIONS REVEAL STATUS OF POLAR BEARS AS THEY FACE DECREASING ICE http://phys.org/news/2014-04-den-conditions-reveal-status-polar.html


August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE POLAR BEAR WHO DIED OF CLIMATE CHANGE
A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/picture/2013/aug/06/polar-bear-climate-change-sea-ice


                                                    WATCH
                   POLAR BEARS - THE QUEST FOR SEA ICE (2:49)
This beautiful video shows something terrible: How polar bears now have to swim for incredibly long distances looking for ice to hunt their prey without being seen. Many of them drown. Some get back to land and die later, exhausted and starved. All thanks to the collapse of the northern ice sheets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYM4ndcV4Uo


 

Sploid, June 21, 2014
-▶  WATCHING DESPERATE POLAR BEARS SEARCHING FOR ICE IS  TRULY HEARTBREAKING http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watching-desperate-polar-bears-searching-for-ice-is-tru-1594349153


                 HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE

                                           IN NINETY SECONDS

                                             http://sco.lt/5FjShF

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth:

-▶  STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet.http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  INTERACTIVE: CANADA'S DWINDLING POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD COLLAPSE IN 17 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/nov/27/canada-dwindling-polar-bear-population-interactive

 

Grist, September 23, 2013

-▶  AS CLIMATE CHANGES, POLAR BEARS SWITCH TO POLLUTED FOOD http://grist.org/news/as-climate-changes-polar-bears-switch-to-polluted-food/


Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows


Mongabay, April 07, 2014
-▶  FROM SEALS TO STARFISH: POLAR BEARS RADICALLY SHIFT DIET A HABITAT MELTS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0407-mann-polarbear-diet.html

 

CNBC News, February 07, 2014

-▶  HUNGRY POLAR BEARS DEVASTATING SEABIRD NESTING COLONIES http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-has-polar-bears-on-egg-diet-1.2527740

 

January 24, 2012 CBC News
-▶  POLAR BEARS EATING MORE EIDER DUCK EGGS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/01/24/north-eider-duck-eggs.html

 

Yahoo News, January 23, 014
-▶  POLAR BEARS HUNT ON LAND AS ICE SHRINKS http://news.yahoo.com/polar-bears-hunt-land-ice-shrinks-150721159.html


Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  FOR CANADA'S REMOTE TOWNS, LIVING WITH POLAR BEARS IS GROWING MORE RISKY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/27/canada-living-with-polar-bears-climate-change

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00046&segmentID=6


 ENE News, November 18, 2013

-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees


 NBC News Science, December 18, 2013

-▶ LASERS COULD PROTECT POLAR BEAR DENS FROM OIL DRILLING http://www.nbcnews.com/science/lasers-could-help-protect-polar-bear-dens-oil-drilling-2D11765619

 

                                   POLAR BEAR CAM - LIVE

                                         Tundra Buggy Cam

        http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/polar-bear-tundra-buggy-cam

                                   Polar Bears International

                        http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/

 

                                           LIVE WEBCAMS

          OFFERS RARE GLIMPSE OF MIGRATING POLAR BEARS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/live-webcam-offers-rare-glimpse-of-migrating-polar-bears

 

 

 29 March, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶  BABY POLAR BEAR RESCUE - REALLY CUTE AND GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS: A Polar Bear Orphan School for cubs without their mothers http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00013&segmentID=6

 

 -▶ OH NO... PHOTO Lonely polar bear in the Arctic Ocean http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-12/21/content_17188313.htm



 December 22, 2010 Yale Environment 360
-▶  AS ARCTIC OCEAN MELTS, A REFUGE PLAN FOR THE POLAR BEAR http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_the_arctic_ocean_melts_a_refuge_plan_for_the_polar_bear/2355/


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                                         A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                             "EXTREME ICE"

             JUST HOW FAST ARE WE MELTING? AS IT HAPPENS

                                          http://sco.lt/8zIJfd


January , 2012 National Geographic

-▶  BABY HARP SEALS BEING DROWNED, CRUSHED AMID MELTING ICE http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120106-harp-seals-global-warming-sea-ice-science-environment/

 

                                                          VIDEO
                                 The Telegraph, October 03, 2014
RECORD 35,000 WALRUSES PACK ONTO ALASKAN BEACH : MELTING ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/11135137/Record-35000-walruses-pack-onto-Alaskan-beach-due-to-climate-change.html


                                                          PHOTOS
                              ALASKA: WALRUS MASS HAUL OUT
            http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-walrus-mass-haul-out


National Geographic, October 2, 2013

-▶  TEN THOUSAND WALRUSES GATHER ON ISLAND AS SEA ICE SHRINKS The marine mammals, which usually spend their time resting on sea ice, are increasingly forced to haul out on land.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131002-walruses-arctic-haulout-science-animals-alaska-global-warming/

 

 

August 2, 2013 Reuters
-▶  FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, October 2, 2013
-▶  AS SEA ICE MELTS, CARIBOU CALVES GO HUNGRY http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/10/sea-ice-loss-hurts-caribou-calves/

 

   -▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx


 

International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013
-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed

 

                                                   SHORT VIDEO

                                                SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/

 

  Sustainablog, January 22, 2014
-▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE FREEFALL IS MIRROR IMAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ASCENT http://sustainablog.org/2014/01/arctic-sea-ice-freefall-is-mirror-image-of-carbon-dioxide-ascent/

 

ANIMAL PLANET LIVE: http://www.apl.tv/explore-polar-bears.htm



                                   EXTRAORDINARY TED TALK VIDEO

                                                   Paul Nicklen

                         TALES OF ICE-BOUND WONDERLANDS

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-lxoAUP5c

 

 

-▶ CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER: THIN ICE: THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5j55xh


 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

 The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? COULD BE ICE FREE BY 2015  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

 -▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr

 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


 

Huffington Post, March 26, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS HERE NOW, WILL WORSEN MANY HUMAN ILLS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/climate-change-dangers_n_5019412.html


 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                                   CNN VIDEO:

                            "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED"

             OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE

                                            http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 -▶  SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz


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                                     Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh:

ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/8diF4z


 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 

 

 -▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS: 

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

-▶  OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

-▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION UPON US? http://sco.lt/5GRCWv

 

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

 

 

 

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

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