Time Magazine Says Penguins Are Threatened By Melting Ice

As Antarctic sea ice area soars to record highs, the geniuses at Time Magazine say that penguins are threatened by melting sea ice.

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19 Responses to Time Magazine Says Penguins Are Threatened By Melting Ice

  1. James the Elder says:

    Be willing to bet that a little warming would increase the population. Less ice means shorter travel distances to bring food to the rookeries, resulting in more trips, more food, and a higher survival rate for the chicks.

  2. ChrisV says:

    This must be a late Aprils fools joke. They really can’t be that clueless and stupid, can they?

  3. Jeff says:

    It’s funny how alarmists are the only real true deniers regarding global warming. Critics or skeptics of global warming never deny that temperatures increased over a specific period of time. They just believe it was primarily due to natural factors, rather than human factors.

    Alarmists, on the other hand, will completely deny these facts: 1) that there is actually more ice on Antarctica today than ever recorded with satellites. 2) That overall global sea ice is about 1 million KM above 79-10 average right now. 3) that temperatures have stopped increasing and have actually been falling since about 2010 or so. 4) There are actually fewer storms today than ever recorded.

  4. Psalmon says:

    Funny. A Penguin looks nothing like a Canary.

  5. KevinK says:

    What a magnificent bird the Emperor Penguin is, the males huddle together all through the dark Antarctic winter with the eggs for the next generation cuddled on their feet. A nice warm brooding patch devoid of feathers on their lower stomach keeping the eggs warm. Thousands of male penguins in a tight little ”herd” going without food for months to keep the eggs viable, hoping (knowing) all the time that their mates will return in the spring with food in their stomachs ready to feed the kids after they hatch.

    Does make you wonder how the heck did a behavior like that evolve? A couple of the “boys” just decided to try hanging out over the winter with the eggs? And then it caught on as a new craze? Boy talk about extreme “Male Bonding”…..

    And how do you even count them to determine if they are endangered? You fly over them in the dark of winter with a camera and a flashbulb, take some pics, then count the flippers and divide by 2.

    I seem to recall the scientists found a few more “herds” of males recently and had to just about double the “estimated” population (flippers/2).

    Sure seems like more ice would hurt them a whole lot more than less ice would.

    Cheers, Kevin.

    • Morgan says:

      Even cooler are the Adelie penguins who live all winter at the edge of the fast ice, which takes them into lower lattitudes as it grows, so they are never in the dark. They have to walk hundreds of miles every winter to keep up with the ice forming, especially in the Weddell Sea where the ice grows the fastest. As it melts in the spring they have to walk back until they are on dry land again.

  6. tom0mason says:

    Later research found that the penguins thought that Time magazine couldn’t survive climate change.

  7. Chuck L says:

    What they meant to write was that penguins are threatened by increasing ice. Just a typo, I’m sure.

    • Billy N.Z. says:

      Yeah Chuck,must be,after all the story came from the WWF.

      • Chuck L says:

        I should have realized the world was going to he11 in a hand basket when the World Wildlife Federation successfully sued the World Wrestling Federation for the right to use the initials WWF.

  8. Justa Joe says:

    Is there anything more tedious than a warmist?

  9. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

  10. gator69 says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t photoshop a tear. TIME has become the Rolling Stone, without the music.

  11. Andyj says:

    But guys! What will the penguins eat when all the ice is gone?

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