This diminutive visitor from the arctic tundra was exceedingly tame. I suspect from having more familiarity with caribou and polar bears than homo sapiens. With a (not my) president that denies global warming, the fate of the arctic and all the inhabitants is even more precarious. Eric bought me a 3 DVD set on the Arctic from the BBC (Frozen Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough), which I have watched many times in the last week. Stunning cinematography. With the sea ice melting at an alarming rate, the polar bears have been on a steady decline as they depend on the ice to hunt and eat (seals).
“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: if you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a pulse.”
― Martin Keogh, Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World