King Penguins Could Maybe Possibly Disappear By 2100 Or Something

Today’s story of Future Doom (well, one of them, because there are lots out there)

Study: King penguins could disappear by end of century

Rising temperatures due to climate change could push Antarctica’s king penguin populations to the brink of extinction, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, predicted that under a “business-as-usual” scenario, 70 percent of today’s 1.1 million king penguin breeding pairs would abruptly relocate or disappear before the end of the century.

Flightless king penguins are the second largest species of penguin, after the emperor.

They breed only on specific isolated islands — with no ice cover and easy access to the sea — in the Southern Ocean and can make round-trips of more than 370 miles hunting for fish and krill in the Antarctic waters, while their chicks fast for up to a week at a time.

With warming oceans, the Antarctic polar front — a nutrient-rich upwelling that occurs where cold, deep seas mix with temperate seas and supports a huge amount of marine life — is being pushed further south.

That means the adults have to travel farther away from their nests to look for food, leaving their offspring hungry for longer.

Interestingly, these same penguins have survived numerous Holocene warm periods, but, now, since Warmists take long fossil fueled trips to complain about Other People using fossil fuels you eat cheeseburgers, these penguins are doomed. Maybe. Possibly. But, we can solve this with a tax, you know!

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3 Responses to “King Penguins Could Maybe Possibly Disappear By 2100 Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    these same penguins have survived numerous Holocene warm periods,

    You keep talking about these phantom “Holocene warm periods”. Do you have evidence to back your claims of global Holocene warm periods and that the Antarctic home of King penguins was affected?

    As we humans change the global climates we will see impacts on specific biomes. We have to decide if it matters.

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