Kayakers Have Close Encounter With Polar Bears In Norway

NewsflarePublished: August 28, 20178,937 views
Published: August 28, 2017

A video has emerged from Norway of some kayakers having a close encounter with some hungry polar bears. In the video, which was captured in Spitsbergen on August 10, the kayakers find huge polar bear tracks in the mud close to their camp.

Soon afterwards, when returning to camp from the shore, they find three bears raiding their possessions and looking for food. For their own safety, the adventurers decide to get into their kayaks and observe the bears from the water.

"We were doing the dishes at shore when a female polar bear and her two cubs were wandering into our camp," the filmer wrote online. "It took them about an hour to search through our bags, looking for food,' he added.

It is not something most of us think about on a day-to-day basis, but global warming is present and evident. Some governments of the world are trying their very best to at least slow down the effects it causes, while other do the exact opposite, because they demand valid proof that global warming is destroying our world.

The proof everybody is looking for came a while ago, when a non-profit social enterprise called SeaLegacy filmed an adult male polar bear, emaciated to the bone, forced to rummage through trash bins in the pursuit for food on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada.

During summer the bears can go for several months without eating while they wait for the Arctic Ice to solidify but because the ice is freezing later and melting earlier, their fasting period is prolonged. Without ice, there are no seals, the mains source of food for polar bears.

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