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Antarctic Penguins Losing to Climate Change Through 80% Krill Decline


Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, environment, climate change, loss of krill, penguins, Antarctica, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat, climate-change, climate, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 1289 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Climate change has hit species of Antarctic penguins by causing a staggering decline in their prey: krill.



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Brian M. (198)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 11:07 am
Due to the continued lack of action coming out of the United States, we are already seeing negative impacts as a result of climate change. Worse still, we have committed our planet to even more dire consequences. Large aquatic and land species will go extinct. Species that have adapted to unique environments, particularly those in alpine or polar environments, will go extinct. Truthfully, the rate of extinction is set to explode exponentially over the next several decades. If we are to survive, not only as a species, but also as a civilization; then we must take action against climate change NOW. The best that can be hoped for penguins and all the other animals that will go extinct this century is that we preserve sufficient numbers in zoos and other facilities in hopes that some day in the distant future, we might be able to re-introduce them into the wild.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 2:37 pm
Interesting Brian and thanx for post Cal :-0
 

Nancy C. (797)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 4:30 pm
sadly noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 5:48 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cal
 

Jeanette Steffi G. (189)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 11:08 pm
Just like Nancy and Carol, I have sadly noted this news.

Thanks Cal.
 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 11:20 pm
sadly noted:-(
 

JustaHuman Here (53)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 1:09 am
Life on our planet is depending on krill and plancton that also is ge tting less and less. A very big part of the oxygen we breathe has allways been produced by plancton. The missing of the krill (little crabs) is the result of the miss of their food, the plancton. Next to die are we, as alll life in an ecology is depending on each other. If you take out the food at the base of the food pyramid, all living thins above in the pyramid will die, including us.

And no God is coming to help, except he is going to remove us humans from his beautiful planet and heal it this way.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 1:32 am
80% Kril is GONE!!??!!...I just had to pick myself up off the floor....I know what this means.....
We need the best of the best in the movie and documentary industrys, come together with the best of the best and make a "To the POINT List of Global Facts Based on Truth" ( Like a "State of the Union Address with NO BS) coupled with WHAT CAN BE DONE RIGHT NOW, NOT LATER to stop this declining cycle in every aspect of all these issues and declare International Save The Earth Right Now Day and show it on every channel everywhere in the WORLD at the same time!! ...Think of the impact and how fast things could and would change!!!!...NO BS,NO POLITICS!!!!...just an idea for a solution to create actual, effective CHANGE NOW!! Thankyou!
 

Cindy C. (125)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 2:19 pm
its awful what is happening to them awww
 
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