Paul Nicklen

My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615”

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2017.12.11. 08:35
My heart is broken, humanity is failing 😓😣


2017.12.11. 08:35
Quelle tristesse ;-(


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2017.12.11. 08:36
c'est une atrocité ......pauvre animal si majestueux......voici les dégâts de l'homme sur terre.....voici le signe de la fin de la vie sur terre à laquelle nous arrivons tous.....


2017.12.11. 08:40
My heart 💙


2017.12.11. 08:41
Det är tragiskt @onaturlig


2017.12.11. 08:48
Tragique... Nous devons agir chacun à notre niveau, dans notre quotidien contre le réchauffement climatique.


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2017.12.11. 08:48
My heart is broken ... sitting in train to work and could cry :(


2017.12.11. 08:49
@saula_zh he died :(


2017.12.11. 08:51
Crying with this video


2017.12.11. 08:52
Really tragic, will do even more my best to live conscious and keep the health of the earth in mind


2017.12.11. 08:57
Apocalypse Now


2017.12.11. 09:03
@alexander__rose I know. So I do my best to contribute towards a better planet - within my means, within my possibilities - what do you do?


2017.12.11. 09:08
Плакали они. Покормить слабо было животное? Чтоб он вам до конца жизни снился, всей съемочной группе


2017.12.11. 09:09
@georgetimothy sedih bangettt 😭💔😭💔


2017.12.11. 09:11
@melltico mati kelaparan😢 kt sihh kak mell, nda bagi2 makananta, rakus


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2017.12.11. 09:25
This is looked terrifying 私は生きているすべての生き物にとってより良い世界を築きたい Agen Judi Poker Online


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2017.12.11. 09:26
So Sad..😭


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2017.12.11. 09:31
Premières larmes de la journée @salomebauer


2017.12.11. 09:31
@sebastian_devlieghere das echt erg 😢😓


2017.12.11. 09:33
@sangeetha_thomas @dat_mallu_guy @prav_mpt999 @bes903 this is the video I was talking about


2017.12.11. 09:36
How can anyone say that Global Warming does not exist? The same people that watch this video and feel nothing. My heart aches and deeply hopes that the death was more peaceful than the life of this poor starving polar bear.


2017.12.11. 09:37
Все сваливают на глобальное потепление, а фактически сами виноваты поменьше надо бороздит ледоколами льдины. Не успевает замерзать


2017.12.11. 09:41
@skruuul Paris climate agreement. Millions studying climate change. Governments not wanting to spend money on it. Are you OK?


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2017.12.11. 09:42
Its so sad. And the worst part is not to many people care


2017.12.11. 09:43
@stitch2828 地球太熱了😔


2017.12.11. 09:50
Oh god. It's so cruel. What a terrible death and this affects them all.


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2017.12.11. 10:01
Take me to jail forever, I would have fed the bear. Period. Even if he still passed away, I would never be able to sit and watch and do nothing. Humans are killing our planet, and that needs to change, but being in a position to help a suffering animals in front of you and doing nothing, I just can’t understand.


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