Even so, hand wringing over “global warming” still continues.
Using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images, British Antarctic Survey researchers counted 595,000 Emperor penguins around the Antarctic coastline, almost double previous estimates.
The scientists identified seven previously unknown “Happy Feet” penguin colonies, which, with their black-and-white plumage, are clearly visible in the satellite images.
Even with these heartening numbers, however, scientists worry “that in some regions of Antarctica earlier spring warming is leading to loss of sea ice habitat for emperor penguins, making their northerly colonies more vulnerable to climate change.”
I guess they may not be aware that Antarctic sea ice is increasing.
I’m sure that’s just an oversight.
Larger sea-ice graph here:
Thanks to Robert van DeLeur for these links
“Are they stupid?” asks Robert. “Emperor penguin colonies are on land ice not sea ice. If anything Global Warming would be good for them. It would shorten the distance to open sea to find food.”