Polar bears are important not only for their beauty but for being at the top of the Arctic food chain. But pollutants carried to the High Arctic by winds and ocean currents threaten the bears - another victim of climate change.
Bells pealed as a warning on climate change after the Archbishop of Canterbury told a church service in Copenhagen, attended by people from major faiths and Christian denominations, that humanity can only show love to all by making the earth a secure home.
Ireland’s largest bookmaker Paddy Power are taking bets on the estimated global polar bear population on 31 December 2011 according to the world's largest independent conservation organization, the WWF.
For Copenhagen to be a success, all of us need to act. No action is too small; it could be one of these small actions that triggers a major change, says a Hong Kong Christian environmentalist at the UN summit in Denmark.
The Churches need to need to end their dualism over mission and recognise that where their treasure is, there their hearts will be also. And this means an end to their investments in oil, mining and other companies which are driving climate change, says Jonathan Bartley
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has told an indigenous Ecuadorean farmer that her voice and the voices of the world’s poor are critical to achieving a strong climate deal for the most vulnerable communities.
Some 30 supporters of the international development agency Christian Aid, who cycled all the way from Britain, have arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen today to join protests about climate change.
When church bells start ringing in Copenhagen, and all around the world, on 13 December, they will not be heralding an early arrival of Christmas. Rather they will peal out a call to action and prayer to respond to impending climate change.