turn to cannibalism – Polar Bears are not doing well, despite assertions by one vice-presidential candidate that they’re just fine. In fact, there are an increasing number of reports of starving polar bears killing and eating each other.
The US Department of Interior has put them on their Endangered Species List. In CNN.com, Marsha Walton quotes Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne as saying, “Loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat. This loss of habitat puts polar bears at risk of becoming endangered in the foreseeable future, the standard established by the ESA for designating a threatened species.”