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.