The Polar Bear is in the running for a spot on the Endangered Species list. If the Bear is put on the list, it will be the first species put on it because of Global Warming.
The Polar Bear’s habitat, polar sea ice, is receding and taking the bear with it. More polar bears are drowning because they are not able to swim the increasing distance between the ice sheets (upward of 60 miles).
The hope is that putting the bear on the Endangered Species list may help to raise political awareness for legislation to address the fundamental problem of Climate Change.