Melting Ice Caps

Jade from Greenland

To my friend Siku,
I am sad to hear about the polar bears in Point Hope. Hearing their story reminds me of something my Grandfather told me about his visit to Tasiilaq, the big city near my home in East Greenland. A fisherman in Tasiilaq told my Grandfather that he saw a young walrus swimming very far from shore and all alone in the Greenland Sea. The fisherman brought this news back to the city and learned from scientists that global warming may be causing mother walrus’s to leave their pups as they work hard to swim northward to where the ice is.
The walruses use the sea ice as a resting and eating place just like the polar bears. Global warming is causing danger for my favorite animal too. I hope there is something we can do.
From Jade



CAC is a program of the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.