Program 197a: Richard Ellis: Polar Bears on Thin Ice; Open Phones: Travel Reports
Release Date: 01-28-2012
Marine wildlife expert Richard Ellis explains how the loss of the ice cap in the Arctic is accelerating, why wildlife in the region cannot adapt to the effects of global warming, and why this should matter to everyone. Also, Rick takes listener calls for stories of lessons learned when immersed in another culture.
- Marine artist and naturalist Richard Ellis, author of "On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear"(Knopf)
- Smples of Richard Ellis' artwork and photography of marine life, and a link to his books, is at his website: http://richardellis.info/biography.html
- Richard Ellis' latest book about the plight of the polar bear is called "On Thin Ice": http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307270597
- There is an extensive entry about the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard