Frozen To Death: Too Much Sea Ice & Temperature Drop Causes Antarctic Penguin Disaster

A colony of more than 36,000 Adelie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts have said. Extensive sea ice and a drop in temperature caused chicks to freeze to death. The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer – despite low ice early in the season – which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved. —The Daily Telegraph, 14 October 2017

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week drew renewed attention to himself with a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based climate skeptic group, in which he voiced a range of doubts about climate science and policy, and claimed that climate change is “probably doing good”. —Venessa Bowden, The Conversation, 13 October 2017

Operating wind turbines in Germany will only be profitable for a small fraction of the installations once their 20-year support period via the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) has ended, consultancy Energy Brainpool says in a white paper. —Clean Energy Wire, 12 October 2017

If we want the progression of actual climate science, we must learn to discern the distinction between the science and the politics and reject non-Popperian fear mongering.  

In the wake of the recent slew of hurricanes which have barraged the American Southeast, numerous scientists and reporters have wasted no time in attributing these disasters to climate change. In fact, it seems like nowadays just about every meteorological phenomenon is a result of global warming. Whether it be increased temperatures, decreased temperatures, tornadoes, earthquakes or even volcanic eruptions, climate change is always the answer, and the majority of these conclusions are drawn with sparing evidence, if any. —The Cavalier Daily, 12 October 2017

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    Spurwing Plover

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    That liberal comic strip Arctic Circle is totaly misleading becuase Penguins live in Antarctica and Polar Bears live in the Arctic like most all comics that showPenguins and Polar Bears together the fact that Gary Larson(The Far Side)Found out

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    Renae

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    The SUN is THE driver of these dramatic and tragic climatic changes. NOT CO2.

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    From down under

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    If this occurs again next year. Trump can always build a second wall. A wall of ice, this would reduce wind chill from a few directions, giving the penguins a better fighting chance. And this is one wall environmentalist won’t complain about.

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    Amber

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    It is a shame the penguins habitat became too harsh for them to survive . Where is that global warming when you need it ?
    I am surprised President Trump hasn’t been blamed yet .
    Come on CNN are you asleep on the job again ? Funny how the Russia “nothing burger ” has suddenly gone silent . Just like
    the over exaggerated global warming con – game .

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    Gerry

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    “Extensive sea ice and a drop in temperature caused chicks to freeze to death. The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer – despite low ice early in the season – which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved.”

    They froze to death? No. They starved to death. Once dead, they froze.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Always wonder why Eco-Wackos choose the Polar Bear as their Global Warming Mascot rather then the Penguin after all Polar Bears eat little baby seals(mama seal knows this)and the eat little goslings as well i saw this film and it the end the Skuas and Arctic Terns got together and chased the bear away

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