Penguins Going To Die From Global Warming

In yesterdays global warming post, Rosemary brought up penguins flying. I remember seeing something about that at the beginning of April. However, it was a hoax from the BBC, and fooled quite a few people.

Personally, I found the video rather humorous, and well made. Notice who narrates it? That would be Terry Jones. You know, from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. That should have been people’s first clue. But, many, many people lost it in the comments and were blaming global warming.

Which brings me to a story I found while searching Google News for the flying penguins stories

Warming of the sea surface by as little as several tenths of a degree can pose a serious threat to King penguins. This was shown in a new report by the team of Yvon Le Maho, CNRS senior researcher at the Institut pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC, CNRS / University of Strasbourg 1) and a member of the French Academy of Sciences. The researchers tracked more than 450 individual King penguins over nine years in their natural environment, within the Crozet Archipelago.

Me thinks, mateys, that King penguins really need to get Darwin involved if they are that freaking sensitive to water temp changes, which occur all the time. The sea temps do not stay flat. They fluctuate, and always have.

Considering that the IPCC is predicting an average temperature increase of approximately 0,2°C per decade for the next two decades, the warming of the Southern Ocean will be a serious threat to the king penguin populations. Will the penguins survive? Will they adapt to future climate change?

They better. And they will. They must have done it in the past to have survived as a species through certainly millions of years. If they hadn’t there would be no King penguins.

Here’s 2 question for you: “What is the point of weather, and what role does it play in Climate?” Both directly relate to what the story is about.

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8 Responses to “Penguins Going To Die From Global Warming”

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  2. Rosemary says:

    Gosh, in my defense, I was only joking! I had no idea someone had already claimed it to be true! LOL. My goodness, these nutroots are worse than I thought. I can’t stop laughing. Now these edumacated prooofesssssssionals want me to believe that the King Penguine can’t stand the warm water? THAT WATER IS NOT WARM!

    Jump in, libs. Try it for yourselves. Don’t bother with a life preserver. You won’t need one. You’ll die before they can rescue you. Idiots.

  3. Phil Davis says:

    This reminds me of the spoof the producers of TW3 (That Was the Week that Was) put on 30 years ago when they “documented” the annual spaghetti harvest in a small village in Italy. Not surprisingly, a poll was taken the following week that showed that half of the show’s viewers had bought into the central thesis – that spaghetti grows on trees.

  4. See, the thing is, Rosemary, we often think we are making fun of the Climahysterics when we make assertions like that, and the, we go “huh? You mean they have actually claimed that for real? Holy Cow!” I know I’ve done that. Just when I think they couldn’t get any dumber, they go and prove me wrong! 🙂

    That is hilarious, Phil, and I can picture that happening.

  5. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    The 2007-2008 Pittsburg Penguins died from a lack of quality goal tending!

  6. John Ryan says:

    Holocaust Deniers
    9/11 Deniers
    Global Climate Change Deniers

    When will MSM realize that only these people know the real truth

  7. […] I asked 2 questions yesterday: ““What is the point of weather, and what role does it play in Climate?” Both directly relate to what the story is about.” The point of weather is to move hot to cold, and cold to hot. Air and water primarily. This is why you get rain. This is why you have circulatory systems in the oceans and the atmosphere. This is why you get cyclonic storms. I think you can figure out how weather plays in to Climate. Sphere: Related Content […]

  8. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    “Conservative MEN are from Mars, Conservative bodacious WOMEN are from Venus, and looney left-wingbats are from Uranus!” It’s that simple mateys!!

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