Very sad for our Pengu friends, wish they could get some of that global warming action
Yan Ropert-Coudert, senior penguin scientist at Dumont D'Urville research station, adjacent to the colony, said the region was impacted by environmental changes linked to the breakup of the Mertz glacier.
Heavy sea ice, combined with unusually warm weather and rain followed by a rapid drop in temperature, resulted in them becoming saturated and freezing to death.
But they have been declining in the Antarctic region more generally where climate change has taken its toll, with shifting ice reducing habitat while warming seas affect their prey.
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-thousands-penguin-chicks-starve-antarctica.htmlVery sad for our Pengu friends, wish they could get some of that global warming action
Oh I read it, it was very predictable, following the sand narrative of course; warming? Co2! Freezing? Co2! It's all mans fault! Its predictable in all the articles, the scientists who write them can't jeopardize their grant money of course. However, the conclusions they draw as to why there is to much ice in late summer is open too debate. The fact that the ice is there and that penguin are starving because of it are not, though I wouldn't expect a lot of you to be able to discern a fact from an opinion, what with all the appeals to authority you routinely crutch on, as if it were a reasonable argument.