Green Power Protects the Polar Bear

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that conserving energy and using clean energy from renewable resources like wind and solar are important steps to help protect wild spaces and animals from global warming. WWF maintains that even a slight rise in global temperatures threatens polar bears that rely on disappearing sea ice to access their food supply.

Washington, D.C. – August 25, 2003 [] According to the conservation organization, WWF, the burning of dirty fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) for energy blankets the earth with carbon dioxide (CO2), trapping in heat and causing global warming. The WWF believes that the expanded use of green energy alternatives can be an important factor in the quest to save the polar bear from extinction. The World Wildlife Fund (also known as the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, outside of the U.S. and Canada) urges anyone concerned with the welfare of endangered species to avoid contributing to the problem and become part of the solution. They said anyone anywhere can play a part in helping to save the polar bears and all life on Earth by taking simple steps to cut emissions of CO2. WWF suggests driving a car that gets at least 32 miles per gallon, adjusting thermostats by turning it down three degrees in winter and up three degrees in summer, and replacing worn-out home appliances with Energystar models. WWF also encourages consumers to buy products that are made locally, because cargo ships, airplanes and trucks burn lots of fossil fuels to transport goods. Most importantly, WWF said that wherever possible, people should choose an electric utility company that uses clean renewable energy resources instead of dirty fossil fuels.


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