A heartbreaking video of a polar bear reveals itself as it wanders through a land without ice, the polar bear dies of hunger and is about to die. The harsh consequences of rising temperatures and rising sea levels are presented in the video. It is really a difficult video to watch.
The video of a hungry polar bear searching for food on a remote island in Canada has gone viral on social media and has been shared more than a million times since it was posted on Instagram on Tuesday.
When they encountered a polar bear wandering through lands without ice, biologist and photographer Paul Nicklen and other filmmakers from a conservation group were in the Baffin Islands.
In his emotional photo caption on Instagram, Nicklen wrote that his entire team was “pushing through tears” while documenting this bear, who “certainly died within hours of this time.”
No ice, no food
Nicken’s colleague, Cristina Mittermeier, said that polar bears need hundreds of pounds of meat to survive, but that the gradual melting of ice in the region has made it difficult for them to catch seals, their main source of food.
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According to Nicklen, they were excited when they filmed the bear that was fighting for his death. When asked why he did not help the creature, Nicklen stated that although it passed through his mind, feeding wild polar bears is illegal in Canada and would only prolong the misery of the bear. What’s more, he claims that they filmed the bear’s suffering to show people what it means when scientists say that bears can become extinct as a result of starvation.
“It’s a heartbreaking scene that still torments me, but I know we have to share the beautiful and heartbreaking if we’re going to tear down the walls of apathy,” Nicklen said in his social media publication, and said that if the planet continues to heat up , we can lose not only bears but entire polar ecosystems.
Polar bears often look for seals on pieces of floating ice in the Arctic. However, with sea level rise and temperature, these pieces of sea ice become increasingly difficult for polar bears to find, leaving them to starve to death. In fact, it has become common for polar bears to go months without eating.
My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615”
In 2002, a report from the World Wildlife Fund indicated that polar bears remained on Earth for longer than they did on ice, prolonging their fasting seasons for longer periods. As such, the tendency to starvation could lead to the extinction of the species.
It is not often that people see the concrete destruction that can occur as a result of climate change, but the video represents a reminder that while humans do not always see their immediate deadly effects, creatures such as polar bears are one of the first They suffer from that and they are already experiencing it at this moment.