Climate change is happening and there's no way to deny it. There are countless members of the wildlife community that are/will suffer as a result. My focus at this time is on the Global Polar Bear Population. There is a great deal of concern for these bears as greenhouse gas emissions are causing increases in both atmospheric and oceanic temperatures. This, as well as other contributing factors, promotes the melting of sea ice that Polar Bears require for hunting, and thriving as a species.
According to multiple Environmental Organizations and Movements, the approximate global population of Polar Bears today is 20 - 25, 000, 16,000 of which are in Canada. From 1986 to 1991, Polar Bears went from being recognized as a "Not at Risk" species to a species of "Special Concern".
Polar bears will not survive at the current rate of climatic change, being the warming and melting of the land they inhabit. The estimation is that the entirety of the species will be extinct in 30-40 years time, and the largest carnivore that lives on land will no longer be with us.
My goal is to get 100,000 signatures on this petition to prove that inhabitants of this planet are concerned about the depletion of various species at an alarming rate. The first step is acknowledging that there is a problem and that unfortunately, we as a human civilization play a large role in the destruction of this planet. Change comes from concern, passion, and recognizing that what we are doing now, is not working. Change only works when we can all work together to reverse or adapt the damage we have irrevocably caused.
I plan to appeal to parliament and demand funding for stronger and more effective sustainability programs for the polar bear population. I am currently conceptualizing about implementing a financial incentive that would perhaps encourage involvement in this matter. If we can't save the polar bears from climate change, how can we expect to eventually save ourselves?