Polar bears compelled to eat garbage due to the impacts of global warming

A new study published by the Canadian and U.S. scientists published in the journal Onyx highlighted that meat-eating polar bears are now being forced to eat garbage as their icy homes are melting. The biggest reason behind this is climate change and global warming which has increased due to pollution and carbon emissions being spread by humans.


In an ideal situation, Polar bears usually hunt seals and fish but as the ice sheets are melting rapidly the hunting grounds for polar bears are shrinking. This is resulting in the shortening of their hunt time and hence they are exploring landfills and garbage in search of food. The scientists are referring to this as a serious concern as this habit is generally seen among brown and black bears but witnessing polar bears enacting the same portrays the level of severity of global warming.