I'm not sure that she had her facts quite right (she claimed that within 35 years time there will be no more polar bears, due to Arctic Sea ice shrinkage. . . and something to do with a female bear only having five litters in a lifetime) but it led to one of those ongoing discussions we all have (don't we?) about climate change
I pointed out that if we all lived in small self-sufficient communities, no energy from a grid, no big scale industrialisation, only dressed in animal skins and knitted garments (and possibly linen, I guess, in Europe), no formal education yadda yadda yadda she wouldn't actually know about polar bears, or turtles (her favourite) or pandas or peacocks. . . unless the communities that we lived in were based in those placesI've always had one those things (you know, those "things" that you have) about polar bears. . . I have quite a few who only come out at this time of year as part of the mid-winter pagan seasonal decorative fiesta (I'm avoiding using the word xmas, so as not to upset Vicus, but I'm sure once he read that I was thinking about children and climate change he then stopped reading)
so, let's have a look at a pagan mid-winter seasonal decorative festival white bear, shall we?
see, what a beautiful shape! pandas just aren't quite the sameand what's the point of a white peacock, I ask you?(in my head that was related, but I won't bore you with the ongoing thought process. . .) but since we're on albinism, I'll leave you with a peace dove