Zac Unger wanted to make a difference. After a brief solo visit to learn about the polar bear situation, the firefighter in California’s Bay area took some vacation time. He packed up his wife and three young children for an extended visit to Churchill, Manitoba to learn the facts about the future of polar bears. Along the way, he learned about politics and propaganda tactics as he met the small town populace and the seasonal influx of ecotourists.
Unger recounts his adventures in the sometimes bawdy but always entertaining “Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye.” Readers can accompany him on his attempts to connect with the top names in polar bear research and his discoveries about the conflicting opinions on the future of polar bears. Are they an endangered species or not?
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