Polar Bear SOS
The message below urges concerned Americans to come to the rescue of the polar bear, which faces extinction as a result of global warming. You can send a copy of this letter to your friends by visiting www.polarbearsos.org.
By speaking out today, you could help save polar bears from extinction.
The Bush Administration has proposed listing the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because its Arctic sea ice habitat is rapidly melting from global warming. This proposed protection comes after successful legal action by NRDC and its partners to protect the imperiled bear.
However, this proposal won’t become reality without a huge outpouring of public support.
Please send a message to the Bush Administration today by going to: www.polarbearsos.org/takeaction0607
Polar bears live only in the Arctic and are completely dependent on sea ice for survival. But 80 percent of their summer ice could be gone in 20 years and all of it by 2040. They are already suffering the effects: birth rates are falling, fewer cubs are surviving, and more bears are drowning.
Time is running out. Without protection, polar bears could become the first mammal to lose 100 percent of its habitat to global warming.
Thank you for speaking out at this critical time.
President, Natural Resources Defense Council