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Why Some Penguins Thrive in Climate Change
ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | By MARY GODFREY

Posted on 07/06/2014 9:39:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Penguins are on the front line of climate change, as rising global temperatures melt the ice the iconic and lovable creatures call home.

Scientists who count the birds are finding that penguins are beginning to feel major impacts from the drastic changes to their habitat.

But, perhaps surprisingly, the breeding populations of three brush-tailed species of penguins inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula, where the temperatures are warmest, are not all falling as the ice is quickly melting.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carbontax; climatechangehoax; climategate; globalwarminghoax; hoax; penguins; socialism

1 posted on 07/06/2014 9:39:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Total hogwash.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Last week they were facing extinction from climate change.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 9:43:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Uh, sorry Mary. They adapted and MOVED to a more suitable location. And it ain’t Miami Beach either. What didiots!


4 posted on 07/06/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Jim Robinson

Just take a look at the comments below the story!

I expect ABC will lock out the comment section shortly, since it provides actual facts along with ridicule for the “globull warming” cultists!


5 posted on 07/06/2014 9:45:37 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Gentoos.....will eat anything.”

That’s no lie. One time, I saw a Gentoo eat a bulldozer. Followed it up with a dump truck for dessert.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 9:49:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Every species of animal now on earth has bloodlines that go back millions if not hundreds of millions of years. In that time the climate has been much warmer and much colder. How did they manage?


7 posted on 07/06/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
there has been no global warming for at least 17 years
8 posted on 07/06/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Global Warming has caused all penguins to lose the ability to fly. Now they will all die off because they will not be able to build their nests in the Antartic trees any longer so reproduction will be impossible. The Antartic lion and wildebeast herds have completely disappeared.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 9:52:39 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Lovable creatures”?

Sure they are until one starts dating your daughter. Then they sit in your chair with their feet on the coffee table. They bring her home late. They drive a souped-up Prious with no muffler. Nothing but trouble.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 9:54:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“LIFE” rit large, is less concerned about “climate change” than some humans presently are, as, to LIFE - in the largest sense - “climate change” does not mean the general destruction of LIFE, but changes in the losers & the winners in LIFE, in ways that change the specifics of “biodiversity” by altering its specific composition, not destroying it. While some will find a “new climate balance” more difficult, others will find opportunity more plentiful, and, if able to observe “climate change” over a very, very long term, we’d likely see “new species” “evolve” in the “changed” conditions.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 9:59:20 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: cripplecreek

If it gets warmer, not as many penguins will freeze to death.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 10:08:35 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There is no climate change. Liberals, the Luddites, want the world to think man must be destroyed because their pea sized brains can’t handle real progress.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 10:23:40 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Study: West Antarctic Glacier Melt Due To Volcanoes, Not Global Warming

Turns out, geothermal heat from magma and volcanoes under glacier much hotter than previously thought


14 posted on 07/06/2014 10:42:56 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Study: West Antarctic Glacier Melt Due To Volcanoes, Not Global Warming

Turns out, geothermal heat from magma and volcanoes under glacier much hotter than previously thought


15 posted on 07/06/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: blueunicorn6

“That’s no lie. One time, I saw a Gentoo eat a bulldozer. Followed it up with a dump truck for dessert.”

I remember when Rachel Corrie said she could eat an entire bulldozer. She lasted one bite.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Once a politician has determined to do anything to keep his seat, he no longer deserves it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
The Antartic lion and wildebeast herds have completely disappeared.

Either you're lion, or that's gnus to me.

17 posted on 07/06/2014 11:12:21 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Antarctica sets new record for sea ice area
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/29/antarctica-sets-new-record-for-sea-ice-area/

Another Antarctic sea ice record set – but excuses abound
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/07/02/another-antarctic-sea-ice-record-set-but-excuses-abound/

Antarctic Sea Ice At Record Levels
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/12/antarctic-sea-ice-at-record-levels/

Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with 2.1million square miles more than is usual for time of year
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681829/Global-warming-latest-Amount-Antarctic-sea-ice-hits-new-record-high.html

NOW GET THIS HEADLINE BELOW!

Gov’t Scientists: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Growing — Because Of Global Warming
http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/03/govt-scientists-antarctic-sea-ice-is-growing-because-of-global-warming/

The warmer it gets the more ice it causes! Warm globally, cool locally!

And WattsUpWithThat.com has an interesting observation on that.

Why does it always seem to snow in Hollywood Global Warming Films?
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/07/01/why-does-it-always-seem-to-snow-in-hollywood-global-warming-films/


18 posted on 07/06/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why Some Penguins Thrive in Climate Change

Lemme take a crack at this:

It's probably because the local climate conditions are favorable to the Penguins, and there has actually been no significant climate change for decades.

19 posted on 07/06/2014 12:06:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Joe Bastardi says that right now the Arctic sea ice extent is one standard deviation below normal, but that it is forecasted to be about one standard deviation above the average at the height of the summer melt season which hasn’t been seen since 1996 because of the flip in the AMO.

Of course this along with the increase in the Antarctic sea ice extent to record levels will mean a much higher global sea ice extent.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 12:11:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

The Antartic gnus were hunted to extinction by Antartic gnomes.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Penguins are on the front line of climate change, as rising global temperatures melt the ice the iconic and lovable creatures call home.

I always appreciate when they tip their hand to their bias in the first sentence. Saves time.

22 posted on 07/06/2014 12:47:06 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Conspiracy Guy
The Antartic gnus were hunted to extinction by Antartic gnomes.

I thought Gnome was in Alaska. But don't mind me; I can't seem to get my bearings straight.

23 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:35 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Sure, Gnome is in Alaska. That was the ancestral home of all gnomes who over time have migrated and settled all over the globe. Sadly the Antartic gnomes died off after they ate all the gnus. At that time the penguins could all still fly so the gnomes perished.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 1:19:42 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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