"The plight of
the polar bear has today been highlighted in a question put
to political leaders John Key and Helen Clark on Youtube.
The video, submitted as part of the TVNZ/ Youtube election
debate due to air on Tuesday 14 October, features a polar
bear - panicked and sodden - in a domestic pool somewhere in
Grey Lynn Auckland.
"In a very moving and poignant plea,
the bear informs John and Helen that there may be no summer
ice left in the Arctic within the next five years due to
climate change, and that its survival is accordingly shaky.
The bear says it has already lost many of its friends care
of this global crisis.
"What policies will your parties
put in place to help combat climate change and ensure my
survival?" asks the bear, before doggy-paddling to the deep
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