Antarctica's penguin population has slumped because of global warming as melting ice has destroyed nesting sites and reduced their sources of food, a WWF report said on Tuesday.
The Antarctic peninsula is warming five times faster than the average in the rest of the world, affecting four penguin species -- the emperor penguin, the largest and the grandest in the world, the gentoo, chinstrap and adelie, it said.
Nothing new here. Nothing will sell faster than fear.
Now, take a look at this.
Southern Hemisphere’s ice cover now is at the same level as last June, i.e., a level seen during the last winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Besides, there are two more millions square kilometers of ice now compared to December 2006. And the large positive anomaly has persisted since September.
So, what we have here is a discrepancy. The ice is melting and yet, it's not. The poor little creatures stuck in the middle of this are these defenseless little penguins. So far, we have yet to find a slew of them dead because of warming.
I cannot count how many times, I hear global warming fearmongers state how there is a consensus among the world's greatest scientists. The UN believes there is, Al Gore believes there is, and both of those entities are duping the unscientific masses into believing it. But when the chips are down, these people never want to debate the science. It's already settled, they will say, ever so smugly.
Does this sound like it's already settled?
An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali this week to urge the world to "have the courage to do nothing" in response to UN demands.
Anytime a gifted medical researcher comes up with a new drug regimen for some disease process, he/she submits his/her hypothesis to a group of peers, first. That group, then, scrutinizes every scientific aspect of the proposal. The researcher usually stands on a stage or platform, presents his/her findings, then allows the group of peers to shoot critical questions toward the presenter. And you can certainly say, they are not very merciful. If it stands this test, it then goes into trials.
But, I have never seen any debate with Al Gore (or any of his cult members) sitting in front of other skeptical scientists like Dr. Vincent Gray and Lord Christopher Monckton. And believe me, there's a good reason for that.
They can't. They cannot debate scientists, because they have no credible evidence to back up their baseless claims and the skeptics would chew them up on the specifics.
No, they'd rather make movies and write books, for the specific purposes of making some money and draining wealth from the wealthiest nations. They can do that without fear of having to explain themselves before a group of real scientists that have real facts and hard scientific data.