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Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Dear Mr Turnbull,

We are writing about the issue of climate change. This issue is very important to polar bears and humans. We strongly believe you should take action to ensure Australia reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

The main threat to polar bears is climate change because it melts sea ice. Climate change, is the result of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere act like a blanket that keeps the earth warm. Over the past 200 years, humans have greatly increased the level of GHGs in the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels like oil and coal. This is like throwing on a second blanket, causing temperatures to rise and melting sea ice. Loss of sea ice affects polar bears because there is: reduced access to food (seals), a drop in body conditions, lower cub survival rates, an increase in drowning, an increase in cannibalism, and loss of access to denning areas. Polar bears are now much skinnier, have fewer cubs and the cubs they do have more frequently don’t survive to adulthood. Due to global warming, polar bears must swim for longer and longer distances to reach sea ice and their food source of seals. This often leads to drowning. Scientists predict that if something is not done to stop sea ice melting, polar bears may face extinction before the end of the 21st century with about 60% of all polar bears disappearing by 2050.

Internationally, Australia is the 15th largest emitter of carbon emissions which cause climate change. Per person, Australians emit the most carbon emissions compared to all other countries. This is not good enough. Australia has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030. However, more needs to be done.

We ask that you reduce the cost of public transport so that it is more attractive and affordable for Australians. This will encourage them to take public transport rather than emit a lot of carbon emissions in private vehicles. We also ask that you fund a media campaign with radio and television advertisements showing people how to reduce their carbon footprint and why this is important. This will encourage more people to reduce their contribution to climate change.

As Prime Minister of Australia, you must help reduce climate change before it’s too late to save polar bears from extinction.

Yours sincerely
Jesse Evans

Signed,

jesse evans

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The main reason polar bears are nearing extinction is because of melting ice caps that are the result of climate change. Australia emits a lot of carbon emissions which add to climate change, so...

The main reason polar bears are nearing extinction is because of melting ice caps that are the result of climate change. Australia emits a lot of carbon emissions which add to climate change, so if Australians reduced their carbon footprints this would slowly decrease climate change. Please sign this petition to encourage Mr Turnbull to take action so Australia helps polar bears by reducing carbon emissions.

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