Penguins the Latest Climate Change Canary

Thu, 2008-07-03 14:17Todd Carmichael
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Penguins the Latest Climate Change Canary

A new study out of the University of Washington has found that penguin populations are plummeting due to climate change, pollution and other factors like fish stock depletion and loss of breeding habitat.

“Penguins are in trouble,” says Dee Boersma, whose study appears in the journal BioScience, “They certainly are canaries in the coal mine.”

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Obviously it must be due to the essentially flat temperature from the 80’s until now and has nothing to doe with the ” … oil pollution, depletion of fisheries, becoming entangled in fishing nets, and coastal development that eliminates breeding habitats … “

Another day, another environmental catastrophe. Quelle horreur!

Ho hum.

Is it just me, or are self-styled “environmentalists” beginning to resemble villains from the Batman TV series more? http://tinyurl.com/ysqe2y