Global warming effects to wipe out Alaska's polar bears in 50 years

Polar bear on sea ice
Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The best guess of federal scientists is that polar bears will disappear from the Alaska coast within the next 50 years. A bombshell set of nine studies ordered by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to help him decide whether to put the polar bear on the Endangered Species List was released to the press today at a national news teleconference. The results are significant and, in the words of the scientists, “robust.”

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage