Talk about polarizing

by Cassady Craighill

August 15, 2012

Polar bear on Arctic sea ice, seen from the Greenpeace ship. Greenpeace is on a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole. Arctic sea ice has already disappeared by 75% in the last 30 years, and scientists together with Greenpeace are working with 3D scanning experts and engineers to capture the true shape of Arctic sea ice for the first time.

© Greenpeace / Alex Yallop

Polar bear on Arctic sea ice seen from a Greenpeace ship

On the newestGreenpeaceRadioshow,Greenpeacewriter Tom Avila talks with Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, senior scientist with Polar Bears International. Dr. Amstrup, who was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, is a world-renowned polar bear biologist whose work contribute to the listing of polar bears as an endangered species.

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On the program, the two discuss the current state of the polar bear population, the surprisingly complex nature of sea ice and whether polar bears are the proverbial canary in the coal mine when we discuss climate change.

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Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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