Polar bears have long since been an icon of global climate change and biodiversity loss. This has been problematic because most people don’t live anywhere near polar bear habitat. Therefore, the polar bear can feel far removed for our own personal reality – thus making biodiversity loss and climate change feel far removed for our lives.
Begin by watching the video and reading the article by National Geographic (Gibbens, 2017) at: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/polar-bear-starving-arctic-sea-ice-melt-climate-change-spd/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20171208news-polarbearstarving&utm_campaign=Content&sf175679422=1 (Links to an external site.)
Then write a min. 200 words response/reaction to the piece. What was your reaction to the video? Do you think this video and article are an effective way to communicate about biodiversity loss and climate change? Why or why not? Would you have done something different if you were the producer? If so, what?