Newsflash: polar bear stranded in Thames!
Newsflash! In more evidence of global warming, a polar bear has been stranded on an iceberg in the Thames. Our reporters were standing by and bring you dramatic first photos as the polar bear wonders how the hell it ended up floating by the British Parliament.
The stranded polar bear clung bravely to the melting iceberg as it continued floating down the Thames, reaching Tower Bridge.
This is, of course, not a true story but it’s highly possible that one day very soon we will indeed find polar bears clinging for dear life to rapidly shrinking icebergs and read headlines like this.
In an effort to raise awareness around climate change, 15 artists produced a 5m (16 ft) life-like sculpture of a polar bear (and cub) stranded on an iceberg and sent the sculpture down the River Thames, pulled by a tug. The sculpture was commissioned by Eden, a new natural history digital channel.
Image credit: BBC News