Are Penguin Chicks At Risk From Cold Temperatures?

Temperatures have been running very cold in Emperor Penguin breeding areas. In about a week the parents will stop feeding the chicks, and in about a month they will need to walk to the sea. The distance to the sea is further than it used to be because of the excess ice.

This is all due to Hansen’s polar amplification, which he forecast would eventually raise temperatures by 5-8C in Antarctica.

along with up to 40% ice loss.

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5 Responses to Are Penguin Chicks At Risk From Cold Temperatures?

  1. Martin says:

    I hope those penguins have good lawyers πŸ™‚

  2. PJB says:

    Perhaps Hansen forgot that heat rises? Likely that penguins are only in the south because that pesky ice in the Arctic keeps disappearing on them…..to say nothing of the TV-top explosion danger…..

  3. m white says:

    “Dedicated dads brave the worst winter conditions on the planet to incubate their eggs”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/species/Emperor_Penguin#p0036tyc

    Looks a bit chilly to me

  4. Geezer1 says:

    Makes one really want to quote from or link to any of Hansen’s scientific evidence doesn’t it.

  5. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Nature is very fragile. Without the help of man it cannot survive.

    πŸ˜‰

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