• Diana

Melting Ice

Today is International Polar Bear Day and we've celebrated this by creating the picture below. I sketched it and my best girl coloured these beautiful bears in - who doesn't look good with pink eyelashes anyway. Did you know that the Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the world (https://arcticwwf.org/work/climate/)? It's quite a sobering thought isn't it.

'The Arctic is getting too hot, so the ice is melting, so the bears are going to find food in villages as they can't find fish or seals if there is no ice,' Rose tells me. Well said, I thought. The people of Dikson, a village in Russia, found this out not so long ago when it was visited by six hungry polar bears scavenging through their rubbish looking for any scraps of food. But, we can all help just by being mindful of our surroundings and our planet; saving energy where possible will help make a difference.

For more info on the polar bear scavenging story, please visit: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/18/russian-town-besieged-polar-bears-forced-melting-arctic-ice/

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