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Articles by Laurence Topham

Laurence Topham is a video and interactive producer for the Guardian. He has made documentaries in the US, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Churchill in northern Manitoba bills itself as the the polar bear capital of the world and its tourism-based economy depends on it. But as climate change forces the polar bears inland in search of food, attacks on humans are increasing. Can this small community continue to co-exist with the world’s largest land predator? Suzanne Goldenberg reports from Churchill where its bear alert program uses guns, helicopters, and a polar bear jail to manage the the creatures. [protected-iframe id=”46dd8dcff59dc238c0f34d1e042316d9-5104299-57007830″ info=”” width=”460″ height=”397″ frameborder=”0″]

This story first appeared on The Guardian as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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