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Global Warming (Arctic: Polar Bears / Corwin Interview) Part I #826301

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A series on global warming entitled "Too Hot Not to Handle" introduced.

(Anchorage, Alaska: Joe Johns) The big melt from global warming in the Arctic in which polar bears are dying off examined; details given about how the melting ice floes makes it harder for the bears to find its prey of seals & causes the bears to drown. [American Meteorological Society Bob CORELL†- says the polar bear is headed to extinction.] [National Society for Bear Research Harry REYNOLDS - reacts to bears drowning.] An incident off the north coast of Alaska in which nine walrus pups were seen swimming without their mothers recalled. [Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Carin ASHJIAN†- talks about the barking walruses.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin; inset video of bears shown. [CORWIN - talks about the polar bears' stamina & how they are now pressured into eating different prey; states the bears tell us the direction the world is heading; notes the glaciers in our national parks are receding.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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