Sunday, April 21, 2013
To the Arctic
Would you like to swim underwater close to polar bears? Would you enjoy flying over the ocean? How about floating near huge masses of ice? If you've been to an IMAX theater you know what I am talking about.
To the Arctic" is a captivating documentary about the Arctic. During the mid winter months the sun never rises in the Arctic and average temperatures are around -40 F; in the summer the sun never sets.
Polar bears are mysterious, intriguing creatures. The Arctic is their home and there is no other place on earth where they can live and thrive.
This white universe, the Arctic, is warming twice as fast as any other region of the planet. If the sea ice continues to melt at the current speed there will be no sea ice by the year 2,050.
Mother polar bears take two years to raise their cubs. During this time they nurture them and train them to become independent. These mothers are determined to protect their cubs from the hungry male polar bears, and they do so at the expense of their own lives. They are ready to sacrifice themselves to protect their offspring.
There is a scene in which a mother deters a male bear from catching her offspring. Her courage and tenacity win the battle.
Let's hope this motherly love will inspire mankind to save the Arctic...
Have a peaceful week.