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One Planet: Climate Change Could Starve Polar Bears Into Extinction By 2100


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the impacts of the climate crisis on polar bears. Climate change is heating up the Arctic faster than anywhere else in the world and according to a new study in the Journal Nature Climate Change, without drastic reductions in greenhouse emissions, polar bears could be starved into extinction by 2100. What's being done to save the polar bears?




Dr. Steven Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears International

Peter Molnar, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Web Resources:


Polar Bears International


University of Toronto: Most polar bear populations likely to collapse by end of century if global warming continues

National Geographic: Polar Bears Really Are Starving Bcause of Global Warming, Study Shows

The Guardian: Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.