bears burn up to one kilogram of stored body fat every day while they are waiting for the ice to freeze. Grisly: The large male polar bear was spotted eating a cub in northern Canada last month. (2001 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. More extreme heat days since 1970. McAllen, Texas is second, with 26, followed by Tucson with. Climate Central analyzed how the average summer dew point has changed in 200 major.S. Our interactive 1,001 Blistering Future Summers lets you explore how cities will be in the future. Four cases were reported to Manitoba Conservation and four to Environment Canada.
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Every one of these cities is projected to see an increase of more than 100 dangerous heat days when the heat index, a combination of heat and humidity, is more than 104F by that time. The large male adult bear had separated the baby from its mother and killed it in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, in northern Manitoba, close to Hudson Bay. Periods of extreme heat can wither crops and exacerbate drought conditions greatly impacting agriculture. A male polar bear eating a cub becomes a big story and they try to marry it with climate change and so on, it becomes absurd when its a normal, normal occurrence. The 1995 heat wave in Chicago is estimated to have led to more than 700 deaths and in excess of 1000 more hospital admissions than normal.3,4. Witnesses were left shaken and tearful after the incident. Arizona is also hard hit, with Phoenix projected to see 146 danger days by 2050, Tucson expected to see 135, and Yuma projected to have 159. Mr Holdren is not the first scientist to make the recommendations. As a harbinger of these changes, Tucson now has 24 more days above 100F on average per year than in the 1970s, the second largest increase in the nation. We have observed that the body condition of the western Hudson Bay polar bears has been declining for almost 30 years.