This bear was caught desperately trying to signal for help in the forest

If you live with the bright lights of the big city flashing into your bedroom, there’s a high chance that you’re pretty far removed from the animal kingdom. Sure, you might see the odd pigeon darting from building to building, and you might even be lucky enough to see a squirrel scurry from one tree to another, but those of us who live in the city rarely get to see what exotic and wild animals really look like. After all, not all of us get the chance to go on an African safari or trek through the Amazon rainforest in our lifetimes, so we have to settle for watching nature documentaries and YouTube videos to get our fix of the natural world. However, even if you haven’t seen a chimpanzee in the flesh or watched a lion chase after a zebra in the bush, you’ve probably heard of a little thing called climate change. While us humans like to believe we rule the roost in this world, we rarely think about the impact we’re having on the animal kingdom because we are so far removed from it all. One group of researchers realized just how dangerous this is becoming when they spotted a bear waving at them in the forest…

continue >>

According to NASA, a whopping 97% of scientists who work within the climate field believe that climate change has occurred because of human activity. In the past few years, they have provided evidence for the fact that the temperature of the earth’s surface has drastically increased over the years. In fact, since the late 19th Century, the temperature has risen around 2 degrees Fahrenheit. While this number may be fairly small, the effect it’s having on the world is astronomical. The ice caps are melting, coral reefs are dying, our sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events are on the up. So, what causes this temperature increase? The WWF suggests that there are three main causes of global warming; our burning of fossil fuels, our increase in farming, and deforestation. The last item on their list is something we can actively see in front of our eyes, and the sight of it can be devastating to both humans and animals. This is because trees not only absorb lethal carbon dioxide and release oxygen in response, but they also provide shelter for millions of animals across the globe who call these forests home.


ADVERTISEMENT

Sadly, deforestation is a growing issue in the world, and drastic action needs to be taken to save our trees and to protect the animals that live in these habitats. While it may seem as though there is nothing we can do to help, there are countless charities around the world who are doing everything they can to ensure that these animals do not face extinction. They are petitioning against companies who aim to tear down these trees, they make their voices heard in the world in an attempt to get more people on their side, and they actively make their presence known in the forests to ensure that those animals affected get the right treatment. Because of this, this particular group knew exactly what to do when they discovered a bear who was desperately trying to signal for help in the forest…

continue >>


ADVERTISEMENT