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Thursday, October 30, 2003

Polar bears may go extinct within 100 years
UK scientists from UCL and the Met Office's Hadley Centre have said that polar bears may be extinct within 100 years if the arctic ice cap continues to melt at the current rate!

According to submarine surveys ice on the Arctic Ocean has thinned by 40% (from 3.5 to 2m) over the past 40 years. This is a problem because the bears use the ice to hunt for seals, which form a large part of their diet.