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VIDEO. Un oso polar muere lentamente por culpa del calentamiento global

 

“Mi corazón se rompe cada que veo esta foto. Estábamos llorando mientras veíamos a este oso en agonía. Este es el rostro del cambio climático”, escribió en Instagram Cristina Mittermeier, fotógrafa y cofundadora de Sea Legacy, al compartir esta imagen:

Su esposo, Paul Nicklen, captó en video la agonía del mismo oso, y las imágenes son alarmantes:
Al alimentarse de fauna que se mueve en las aguas oceánicas, los osos polares dependen de las capas de hielo para cazar, pero el calentamiento global las está descongelando.

“Viajamos al Ártico y vimos osos saludables y famélicos. En la medida en que el cambio climático acelere, veremos menos de los primeros y más de los últimos. Es una realidad angustiante de nuestro modo de vida […] Cada uno de nosotros debe actuar ahora”, remarca Mittermeier.

 

Con información de RT

My entire SeaLegacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you to our angel donors for your love and support and for keeping our team on location. With Cristina Mittermeier #turningthetide with SeaLegacy: www.SeaLegacy.org

Posted by Paul Nicklen Photography on Tuesday, December 5, 2017