Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Melting Ice -- A Hot Topic?

Today is World Environment Day. Tromse, Norway, is hosting this year's UN day with a theme of Melting Ice -- A Hot Topic?, focusing on the effects of climate change on polar ecosystems. World Environment Day was established in 1972 to mark the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

All over the world, commitments are being made to "our common task of preserving all life on earth." Look through the sight for information, related links, and the photo gallery. There are some really nice pictures, including one of a leaping polar bear. I think of polar bears as gently lumbering through the snow, but this one is soaring across open water. Quite a sight.

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