What there is a real risk of here, is pouring good money after bad, because the headlines would be so awful if they just said that they are giving up.
To Allow Lots of Renewables, Baseload Coal & Nuclear Must Go
Penguins quickly disappearing from Antarctica due to climate change
“We’re counting the penguins every year,” said Shawn Farry. He is called the “bird man.” But lately, he’s had a lot fewer birds to study.
“These local islands where we’ve been censusing for – it’s 43 years now — have declined by about 85 percent,” Farry said.
“Eight-five percent?” Philips asked.
“The numbers on this island at their peak were almost 9,000 and this year, it was about 1,200,” Farry said.
The Adelie penguins need one essential condition to thrive. They need sea ice to hunt from, and there’s less of that around now.
“In the last several decades, the amount of ice along the peninsula declined by about, well, three months of sea ice,” Farry said.
“The sea ice season is three months shorter than it used to be?” Phillips asked.
“Correct,” Farry said.
At first, it was hoped the penguins had simply moved further south into the Antarctic in search of the ice they love. Sadly, it seems not.
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