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Reuters: Record low May sea ice rings alarm bells for Canada’s Hudson Bay polar bears

June 13, 2024 — 

If the world were to breach the U.N. Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial temperatures, the research suggests polar bears in Western Hudson Bay and Southern Hudson Bay would be in serious trouble.

Under current emissions policies, the world is on track to surpass 1.5 C of warming in the 2030s.

“The disappearance of the Southern Hudson Bay polar bears is imminent, with Western Hudson Bay not far behind,” said study lead author Julienne Stroeve of the University of Manitoba.

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