This is your single best chance to make a life-saving difference to thousands of polar bears across the Arctic who are already suffering the effects of global warming.
For a brief period of time, the Bush Administration is accepting public comments on its proposal to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.
Please vote for polar bear protection right now by submitting your Official Citizen Comment at NRDC's new PolarBearSOS website.
With your help, we are going to generate a blizzard of Citizen Comments until the Bush Administration agrees to protect the polar bear and address the mortal threat posed by global warming.
As you well know, polar bears are completely dependent on Arctic sea ice to survive, but 80 percent of that ice could be gone in 20 years and all of it by 2040.
Polar bears are already feeling the effects: birth rates are falling, fewer cubs are surviving, and more bears are drowning.
Following our legal action last year, the Bush Administration took a big step forward by proposing to list the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
But its proposal fails to designate "critical habitat" for the bear, even though melting habitat from global warming is the whole problem!
And the proposal refuses to identify the cause of global warming, as if the polar bear could be saved without reducing our nation's global warming pollution!
Your Official Comment -- when added to hundreds of thousands of others -- will put the Bush Administration on notice that we expect it to move ahead with polar bear protection that designates critical habitat and addresses global warming.
Click here to submit your Official Citizen Comment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service right now!
Natural Resources Defense Council