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Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change
Yahoo ^ | 6/29/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters

Posted on 06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday.

The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies.

The study is the first to project the long-term outlook for Antarctica's largest penguins, which can grow 1.2 meters (four ft) tall, seeking to fill a gap in understanding climate change and wildlife in one of the remotest parts of the planet.

Overall, numbers were set to fall by at least 19 percent from current levels by 2100 as sea ice melts. And two-thirds of colonies of the birds, which have distinctive golden head patches, would decline by more than half, it said.

"It's not happy news for the emperor penguin," said Hal Castellan of the U.S. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a co-author of the study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antarctic; emperor; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; penguin; population
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They're probably turning gay.. global varming yaknow..

ya never know..

1 posted on 06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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yawn


2 posted on 06/29/2014 4:27:44 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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Not to worry folks,, the oBama administration is watching this situation closely.. and is prepared to intervene as necessary.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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ice is ALWAYS moving...
4 posted on 06/29/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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2100. These predictions always are after everyone is dead.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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The BS keeps coming...the progressives NEVER tire of spouting off about this fictitious man made climate change.

I guess the gullible keep buying it.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 4:30:25 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are being eaten by anti-polar bears.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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Nonsense. False premise, false conclusion. So what do you want? Money and control by the “knowledgeable elites.” Should have never asked.
8 posted on 06/29/2014 4:33:22 PM PDT by Fungi
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They expect the population to rise before declining. Why, it’s almost as if animal populations increase under good conditions, and then, when they exceed the capacity of the habitat, the population declines.

And otherwise, wouldn’t falling penguin populations be good for the climate? They poop a ton. Millions of tons.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 4:35:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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"2100. These predictions always are after everyone is dead."

Thank you. I was going to mention that. Global warming alarmist are learning from their propaganda mistakes.

10 posted on 06/29/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT by Amendment10
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And yet, the ice continues to increase........


11 posted on 06/29/2014 4:38:47 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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So.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: NormsRevenge

If anything they’re dying because of the increased distance between their nesting grounds and the sea because of increased ice.

I don’t think there’s another “higher order” animal that lives on a more extreme edge of survival than the emperor penguin. They go miles inland to breed and lay eggs then the females head back to the sea for the next 6 months of the winter. Meanwhile the males sit on the eggs, hatch the eggs and feed the young with a secretion from fat stored in their own bodies. By the time the females return the males are almost done and a day or two longer may be too long to save them.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 4:40:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Where's the border??

Emperor penguins are seen in Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica April 10, 2012. REUTERS/Martin Passingham

14 posted on 06/29/2014 4:42:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Coverage of sea ice in both the Arctic (Top) and Antarctica (Bottom) for both summer minimums and winter maximums
Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center

15 posted on 06/29/2014 4:45:17 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Every American should feel outrage at any injustice done to our veterans " -Sarah Palin 5/26/14)
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16 posted on 06/29/2014 4:45:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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These predictions never seem to pan out


17 posted on 06/29/2014 4:46:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Antarctic Sea Ice Breaks All-Time Record
18 posted on 06/29/2014 4:48:33 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: NormsRevenge
Polar bears in the arctic, emperor penguins in the Antarctic ... it never stops.

Bad news for these folks is the growing and record extent of Antarctic sea ice. See Joe Bastardi's most recent summary beginning about minute 7:00:

Saturday Summary June 28, 2014

(BTW, having seen "March of the Penguins" and how they survive (barely) months of wind and frigid temperatures, not sure how warming is going to be detrimental to the emperors.)

19 posted on 06/29/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT by CedarDave
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Oh, No! Save the penguins.

We must vote Democrat!


20 posted on 06/29/2014 4:55:46 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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