For those who may not believe in climate change affecting wildlife and our entire ecosystem here’s a report from Live Science that warmer weather has allowed Grizzlies to encroach on the Polar Bears’ domain.
the intermingling could have other ecological repercussions. Bears have different prey, for example, preferring musk ox to seals, for example. And both bear species are known to eat cubs.
“Higher number of grizzlies cold interfere with polar bear reproduction,” Doupé speculated.
With polar ice receding every year, allowing for less hunting for Polar Bears, this new development throws into question whether Polar Bears will be wiped out in the coming century.
My own personal view is that humans have irrevocably changed the planets climate, and set it on a different course. What the final destination is is open to question of course, and there is always the possibly of a massive natural event (like a Meteor impact or massive Volcanic eruption) that could again change the path of the Earths’ climate.
What is clear, though, is that we humans have had a dramatic effect on the planet we live on. And while nature will eventually find a balance, we should feel some guilt and responsibility for endangering such magnificent beasts as Polar Bears and the millions of other species affected by these ongoing changes.
I fear, though, that far too many people are wrapped up taking care of themselves and their own interests rather than stopping to look at the Big Picture.