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The Face of Climate Change


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It's not just about polar bears and melting sea ice. Climate change is affecting us all.


The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. group, warns that human-caused climate change has arrived and is already wreaking havoc around the globe. Their conclusion: unless we control greenhouse gas emissions, we face a devastating future.


Visit our website to find perspectives from scientists along with bold new initiatives to motivate action.


"Our political and corporate leaders can no longer hit the snooze button," says Krista Wright, our executive director. "Climate change remains PBI's top priority. We all need to pull together and focus on solutions."

Let's Hang Out!


Kick back with us on Earth Day, April 22nd! Join us for two different Tundra Connections® Webcasts and discover new worlds!


❖ Polar Bear Play, 11 AM CT

Gain insights into polar bear behavior by diving into the world of polar bear play. Explore why polar bears do what they do while watching two polar bears test their skills at the Como Park Zoo training wall.


❖ Polar Bears and Cheetahs, 1 PM CT
We've teamed up with Cheetah Conservation Fund to open a new global dialogue on climate change. Learn about polar bears and cheetahs, the African savannah and arctic sea ice--and why hope remains.


For details, visit our Spring Tundra Connections webpage.

Make Every Day Earth Day


What a waste! Every year, idling engines burn over 1.4 billion gallons of fuel in the U.S. alone. This pumps an additional 58 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, with no transportation benefit.


You can help by taking our No Idling Challenge and inviting others to join you. Check out our pre-made social media tools and No Idling Community Action Toolkit to expand your reach and help make no idling the norm.


The No Idling Challenge is the third in a series of events in our Save Our Sea Ice (SOS) campaign.

Guest Blog Post: 
Arctic Mirages
by BJ Kirschhoffer

When working in the Arctic, we frequently encounter strange and disorientating mirages that only appear in very cold climates. The strange thing about these mirages is that they make it hard to tell if landscape features are close or far. All sense of scale is distorted, with faraway objects looming large. More |
Scientist Profile
Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Director

From the African savannah to arctic sea ice, climate change impacts countless species. This spring, we're thrilled to be partnering with Dr. Laurie Marker and CCF on a new climate change initiative.


Marker is considered one of the world's foremost experts on cheetah biology, ecology, and conservation. She developed CCF's conservation strategy, which has contributed to increasing the wild cheetah population in Namibia by 50%.


Our partnership with CCF will help foster dialogue and explore solutions--for animal species and humans across the planet!

In This Issue
The Face of Climate Change
Let's Hang Out!
Every Day is Earth Day
Guest Blog Post
Scientist Profile
News From Mom
Have you read the most recent note from PBI's very own polar bear mom? Now is the time when she needs your help most, as does each and every one of her arctic brethren.

In a rush? Skip the link and
Donate Dark Turquoise 
And a Special Treat for Your Mom!
Mother's Day is May 11th!
If time is flying by for you (like it is for us), take a second to check out our limited edition Mother's Day adoption. The special milk chocolate polar bear adoption does double duty--sweetens your mom's special day and helps benefit polar bear moms and cubs in the Arctic!
Featured Sponsor
Bering Time 2013
Our friends at Bering Time know a thing or two about polar bear love! Bering has tirelessly supported PBI's mission of saving polar bears by saving their arctic habit since 2011, with no sign of fatigue. With partners like these, we can continue our efforts to turn the clock back for polar bears!
Video of the Month
Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the
World with Google Maps

Polar bears on Street View? Yes, indeed. Join the Google Maps team and PBI staff as they follow in the polar bear's path.

Teaching Tool

Hands up for cleaner air and less pollution! Engage your class in making an impact with our


In our February newsletter, we linked to the wrong Volkswagen website.
Volkswagen Japan has been a dedicated sponsor of polar bear conservation since 2009, and for that we are eternally grateful!
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Photo Credits:
Laurie Marker, John Bowers;
Cheetah, Courtesy of Cheetah Conservation Fund;
The Face of Climate Change, Daniel J. Cox/NaturalExposures.com;
Arctic Mirages, Joan Cubells;
No Time to Snooze and Polar Bear Cameo, Dan Guravich

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