Study: Global warming could bring penguins to brink of extinction
If global temperatures continue to rise, however, the Emperor penguins inTerre Adélie, in East Antarctica may eventually disappear, according to a new study by led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Complete bullshit. Temperatures in East Antarctica have cooled, and sea ice has steadily increased. Much of the claimed 0.6C global warming has been winter temperatures at high northern latitudes. How is that supposed to affect Penguins in Antarctica?
Global warming may have another victim in its sights: the penguin.
According to newly released report, penguins are facing an intangible threat that may ultimately decimate the population.
A study produced by several Boulder researchers notes that penguin populations could decline by as much as 60 percent. The team noted that a series of recent observations showed that the penguin population is already witnessing a steep decline in numbers.
Hopefully the money for phony Boulder scientists will drop by 100%.
“Over the last century, we have already observed the disappearance of the Dion Islets penguin colony, close to the West Antarctic Peninsula,” says Stephanie Jenouvrier, WHOI biologist and lead author of the study. “In 1948 and the 1970s, scientists recorded more than 150 breeding pairs there.”
She notes that within the past ten years the population has nearly vanished, a disturbing sign that global warming may be forcing the birds to migrate elsewhere.
Exactly. The birds moved their colony elsewhere. One study of one small local population tells nothing about the overall population of the species.
“By 1999, the population was down to just 20 pairs, and in 2009, it had vanished entirely,” said Ms. Jenouvrier.