Monday, July 21, 2008

How the animal kingdom is ...

... reacting to global warming. And before people get their panties in a wad I'm not saying, anything either way (in this blog entry at least), about whether it's man-made or not. It's just how some species have been observed behaving differently than they have in the past.
Penguins in Peril: A rapid population decline among penguins because, in addition to a warming planet, they face the triple whammy of oil pollution, depletion of fisheries and aggressive coastline development.

"Penguins are among those species that show us that we are making fundamental changes to our world," said Dee Boersma, a University of Washington biology professor who has studied the flightless birds for more than 25 years. "The fate of all species is to go extinct, but there are some species that go extinct before their time and we are facing that possibility with some penguins."

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