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The future for polar bears and other arctic marine mammals

first_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) A Reminder On International Polar Bear Day (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) 1980 and 2012 September Sea ice extent. Graph showing the approximately 13% per decade decline in summer sea ice extent. (Graphic by the National Snow and Ice Data Center)Polar bears need sea ice to survive. Scientist Steven Amstrup has devoted his career to polar bear research and is definitive in calling for global action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as those outlined in the Paris climate accord. The U.S. is no longer party to the agreement. So now what?(Image courtesy NASA)(Image courtesy NASA)center_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Steven Amstrup, chief scientist, Polar Bears InternationalStatewide callers Additional Resources: (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) Churchill’s Polar Bears Are Finally Back On The Ice—And They’re Sending A Christmas Message (Huffington Post) Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img

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