It’s bear o’clock at Bali, as Polar Bears shout – Save The Humans Too

December 6, 2007 at 2:38 pm 10 comments

Polar Bear protesting for humans affected by Climate Change. Photos NG Swan TiIt was very hot and sunny in Bali this morning, so spare a thought for Oxfam’s Polar Bears, who made a special visit to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The bears, who aren’t used to such hot weather, made big splash, when they showed their support for people who are also feeling the impact of Climate Change.

Whether it was holding placards, shouting “Save the humans too,” riding a tandem bike, or even taking off their heads and speaking to press! The bears got their message out loud and clear, to a waiting throng of media and conference delegates.

The bears played up to the cameras but they wanted to highlight a very serious situation. They wanted to let people know that, it isn’t only animals who are suffering from climate change. Many people from developing countries or poor communities also have to cope with changes in climate that impact their lands, livelihoods and lives.

Watch the video or take a look at the photos, to see what the bears got up to and join them by taking action to Fight Climate Poverty. The team here in Bali, would like to send a very big thank you to our fantastic volunteers, who brought the Polar Bears to life in very hot weather.


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thomas noirfalisse  |  December 6, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Karina and the rest of the team (bloggers or not),

    I just wanted to say HI to all of you end a huge well done for the amazing work you are doing there. The Blog looks really great and gives a real and multi-media feeling of all the Conference’s stakes and Oxfam revendications.

    Even if I’m not physically there with you, I’m virtually with you. Hugs to everyone. Special Hugs to the ones I know or who know me.

    As a mini present and as “mashups” are the latest web trend, here are our OI Flickr pictures in a cool interface. It is done in Flash with the Flickr API. I just think it amazing !

    Keep up the great work,

    I’m really looking forward to work with you again in the coming weeks.

    Your webslave, friend, colleague, webeditor, Thomas

  • 2. Miles Tone  |  December 6, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    it’s a wonder they could bear up in the heat!

  • 3. Pushpnath  |  December 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    well done -comrades- super

  • 4. Ahir  |  December 6, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    What a great idea. That really appealed to me. Those polar bears really dont lie.

  • 5. Susan  |  December 7, 2007 at 7:34 am

    World poverty must end as it is man made and Hillary Benn must do what’s needed at Bali.We are watching every move at Bali.

  • 6. Susan Ostrander  |  December 7, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Well done to all of you out there in the heat of Bali and thanks for making the message so clear! Good job and know that people here in the UK are supporting you every step!

  • 7. Barry Cade  |  December 7, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Loving your work dudes. I really hope that you all ‘bear’ up with all the campainging. We are thinking of you.

  • 8. Antonio da Silva Ortega  |  December 7, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Hasta cuando el violación de los seres vivivo?

  • 9. Derek Wall  |  December 7, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    I care about bears but equally we need to think about enclosure of the commons.

    We have to stop the destruction of nature and indigenous people, last weeks New Scientist has an excellent and shocking article on this:

    ‘I saw that on the banks of the Indragiri river on the edge of the Kerumutan peatlands. Here, Kuala Cenaku, a community of 7000 people, has for centuries harvested rattan and honey, cut a few trees and planted rubber trees on what they regard as their lands. Then last year loggers arrived, claimed the land had been given to them by the government, and cut down the forest for 5 kilometres south of the river.

    Kuala Cenaku’s forest is now a wasteland of charred wood on drying peat. In places the Duta Palma group has planted palm oil trees. Yet community head Mursyid Muhammad Ali said his people had scared off the planters and are determined to take the land back. At the jetty, I saw a boatful of new rubber seedlings for restoring the forest.’

    More here

    or read my take

  • […] our policy bods have been working on influencing the nitty-gritty of the negotiations; the Polar Bears demonstrated to save the humans; we have been supporting Indonesian civil society groups in their climate activities and events; […]


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