Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Preserving Polar Bears for Our Children »

My son Carson is eleven years old. And though at times he may think he’s a grown up, he still has many years ahead of him before he’s an adult. Like most parents, I want my child to have the same opportunities I had growing up — which is why it breaks my heart to think that by the time he’s my age, one of America’s most iconic creatures could be gone forever — the polar bear.

Live from Cancun: Helping Ecosystems Adapt to Climate Change »

Which way to the beach? Read Defender’s own Noah Matson’s latest report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks, where he’s staying out of the sand and instead focusing on how we can best protect ecosystems like coral reefs and wetlands – and the services they provide to people and wildlife alike – from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Live from Cancun: The Difference of One Degree »

Defenders’ Noah Matson may be in Cancun, but this is no holiday in the sun. Read his second post from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks—where he learns the devastating consequences a difference of one degree could have for many island countries.

How Do You De-oil a Polar Bear? »

The answer is, we don’t know yet. But as energy companies increasingly seek to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, increasing the chances of a catastrophic oil spill, “we don’t know” isn’t good enough. Karla Dutton, Defenders’ Alaska program director, recounts how she found herself at an exciting hands-on marine mammal de-oiling workshop in Seward, Alaska.