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Massive penguin die-off from too much ice in Antarctica

Massive penguin die-off from too much ice in Antarctica

Ice, not Carbon dioxide, created conditions for this natural disaster

One prediction I can now comfortably make after years of observation is that there is a direct, linear relationship between how much government funding a scientist gets and the inaccuracy of the theories generated.

The more politically connected the researcher, the more erroneous the “consensus” will be.

I have a new data point to add to the collection. There are reports that a large colony of penguins died of climate changed induced starvation.

However, the agent of that event was not carbon dioxide.

An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food.

The penguins of Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay used to live close to a large body of open water. However, in 2010 a colossal iceberg measuring 2,900 square kilometres became trapped in the bay, rendering the colony effectively landlocked.

Since 2011 the colony of 160,000 penguins has shrunk to just 10,000, according to research carried out by the Climate Change Research Centre at Australia’s University of New South Wales. Scientists predict the colony will be gone in 20 years unless the sea ice breaks up or the giant iceberg, dubbed B09B, is dislodged.

Former Vice President Al Gore was unavailable for comment.


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American Human | February 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

You misspelled Algore’s name.

Old hotness: global warming

New hotness: global cooling

But don’t worry folks. Nothing that a whole lot more of your money can’t solve! | February 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm

What galls me about global warming is this — every time something comes along that disproves/rattles conventional thinking it’s immediately dismissed by scientists. Really? Never a, ‘hey, wait a minute…’ moment.

The most accurate prediction of government-funded research, with close to 100% correlation with actual outcomes, is that government-funded research tends to discover a critical need for further government-funded research.

In the rare instance that breaks the pattern, some kindly older scientist will take aside the young, fresh-faced idealist who turned in a final result, and explain to him how it works.

I R A Darth Aggie | February 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Ummm…who said they died?

You may have seen this article in the Guardian a few days ago reporting that 150,000 Antarctic penguins died because they had been trapped by a gigantic iceberg and were forced to walk 60 km to their feeding ground.

The article was based on an academic paper in the journal Antarctic Science.

As it turns out, the paper did not say that 150,000 penguins had died. In fact, most of the Guardian article based on the paper is false.

As with any living creature cut off from a reliable food source, they’re waddling off to find open water and fresh herring. They might be a tad thin when they find the Promised Ice Shelf, and maybe not all of them made it, but they won’t be annihilated.

I am certain the iceberg will be blamed on climate change… I mean… icebergs only occur with climate change… right?

The Guardians coverage of Climate, is almost as accurate as their coverage of “Palestine”. They treat those that dare contradict the “consensus” the same way they treat Israel.

Why don’t they just move the penguins closer to the water. Seriously, why not a little compassion from the bean counters?!

legacyrepublican | February 24, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Can’t explain why, but this thread really gets to me.

Would all y’all produce a little more CO2 to warm up my buds please!