My friend Jade,
I am writing to
you from my home in Point Hope, Alaska. Point
Hope is small city on a peninsula that stretches
out into the Chukchi Sea. Tourists visit Point
Hope to see the wildlife. People used to say
wonderful things about my village and the
animals that live nearby. Now, all they talk
about is global warming and the polar bears
being in danger.
yesterday, I asked my teacher what was happening
to the polar bears. She told me that polar bears
rely on sea ice to eat and rest. Because of
global warming, the sea ice is melting. Polar
bears near Point Hope and all over Alaska
sometimes canít find ice to hunt on so they
starve. Also, if they canít find ice, they can
get tired from swimming and drown.
Oh Jade, I am worried for the polar bears.
I wish I could do something to help them.