International Polar Bear Day is held on 27 February, and is now in its 10th year. The day was made popular by the charity Polar Bears International, in order to raise awareness of the effect climate change is having on the polar bear’s habitat.
The charity says that climate change is reducing the amount of polar ice. This means that polar bears have less area in which to hunt, and therefore find it harder to find food.
The charity suggests that to mark International Polar Bear Day you should adjust your thermostat a few degrees to save energy. This has the effect of reducing carbon emissions that they say are a cause of global warming.
Why not give it a try?
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