Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 289 - 11.29.16

And for another Senator from Delaware, Chris Coons. Although seemingly far afield, this polar bear cub and nesting Red Knot (a bird who migrates all the way to Tierra del Fuego via stops in Delaware Bay) find common ground in their Arctic upbringing. While depicting a benign and somewhat whimsical relationship in this instance, warmer arctic waters and less sea ice means that Red Knot eggs will become prime scavenge for bears and other Arctic predators when their normal prey is harder to find. Further south along various coastal migration routes, rising sea levels will also threaten traditional Red Knot habitats. Please Senator Coons, become a signatory of Senate bill s.2341 and help to support a Wilderness designation for ANWAR's coastal plain. Your concerns about expanding drilling operations into the Atlantic should be equally valid for currently unspoiled and untrammeled areas of the "1002." Alaska's coastal plain does NOT have to go down as another casualty of short-term thinking and heedless resource extraction at the expense of both the indigenous Gwich'in people, the wildlife that inhabit the landscape, and our greater common connection to this awe inspiring place. Thank you for your support!

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