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An international team of researchers has found as climate change disproportionately warms the Arctic the future of polar bears looks increasingly bleak.

Polar Bears International shows a polar bear with its cubs in the Sea Ice, northeast of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska in 1985.

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Polar Bears International shows a polar bear with its cub walk across sea ice in front of a glacier in Svalbard, Norway, in 2012.

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Polar bear with its cubs in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, in 2007.

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Polar bear with its cub on the sea ice near Svalbard, Norway, in 2012.

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Polar Bears International shows a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, in 2012.

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Polar bear in Svalbard, Norway, in 2018.

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Polar bear standing on melting sea ice in Svalbard, Norway, in 2013.

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Polar bears feeding at a garbage dump near the village of Belushya Guba, on the remote Russian northern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, a tightly-controlled military area where a village declared a state of emergency in February after dozens of bears were seen entering homes and public buildings.

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A polar bear walks in the snow near the Hudson Bay waiting for the bay to freeze outside Churchill, Mantioba, Canada in 2007.

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Photo taken on November 15, 2007 a polar bear sits on the Hudson Bay fresh ice next to a hole in the ice and close to the shore waiting for a seal meal outside Churchill, Mantioba.

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