After landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the weak animal collapsed to the ground. The bear will soon be dead — if it isn't already.
On Dec. 5, Nicklen posted the grim video to his Instagram account, and since then, it's been stirring emotions around the web. Polar bears are, for better or worse, a symbolic species when it comes to global warming, and many are seeing this video as a new warning sign.
Fortunately, however, the condition of this bear is not representative of most polar bear populations — at least not yet. Read more...More about Science, Arctic, Global Warming, Arctic Sea Ice, and Climate Change