The Boomerang Effect!
Through the ages people have been hunting down big beasts and hence declaring themselves great. But which religion, society or even for that matter country tell us that killing some animal just for the sake of having fun is - doing a great job. Infact in our country there is a saying that tells us that the one who kills is not great but it is the one who provides the person with life who is great.
According to my experiences everything that you give is indeed returned back to you in this lifetime; it is your choice whether you want to provide a person or an animal with his life or with death it will be returned back to you.
Similar are the consequences disturbing the natural balance in the ecosystem. Any action in the world can indeed be compared to a boomerang effect.
So act today and save the bears from extinction and again shall I remind you ultimate effect would be devastating for the first (and which may even be the last) only Intelligent Species the earth has ever seen.
What to do and how can we solve it?
It's" true - if things continue as they are right now, our children will grow up in an era where there are no polar bears. The Arctic is melting. The rate at which it is warming is twice that of the rest of the world. The more ice that melts, the more dark ocean that gets exposed, which attracts more heat, and speeds up the melting even more.
Polar bears need the ice to survive. With no ice, polar bears have no platform to stand on while they hunt seal. Polar bears are not efficient land hunters, although that is unfortunately where they are heading. Inefficient land hunting skills will lead to starving cubs and inadequate reproduction numbers.
This is not just a sentimental statement aimed at making you feel bad for the polar bears - this is real. The sad part is that it is our fault, and the effects of global warming will be more far reaching than polar bears - it will affect us all.
So what can we do?
Anything and everything. To begin with, it would probably be beneficial to stop fishing in the Arctic to protect the few polar bears that are left. Renewable energy sources are imperative. Renewable energy will lower our greenhouse gas emissions AND allow us to avoid drilling in the Arctic and further disrupting the ecosystem.
We also need to start taking smaller measures at home because these also count. Change your light bulbs to CFLs. Walk or carpool when you can. Recycle. Reuse. Cut down on your waste. One simple way to do this is to start using reusable shopping bags instead of plastic bags and begin composting some of your garbage.