Global Warming and Penguins
Penguins and there waddle agginst climate change.
what is Global warming?
Global warming is the heating of the Earths surface, oceans and atmosphere. It begins with the greenhouse effect, which is caused by the interaction between Earth's atmosphere and incoming radiation from the sun. Solar radiation is absorbed throw the Earths surface after it passes throw the atmosphere. after it is absorbed it is radiated up ward as heat.
what are the results of Global Warming?
The earths average temperature has gone up 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the past century. Ice is melting all over, most at the poles, including mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering west Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice. Animals have migrated farther north or to cooler places. Floods and droughts are another possibility. rainfall in Ethiopia, where droughts are already common, could decline by ten percent in the next 50 years.
Penguins and global Warming
Scientists believe that half of the penguin species have been depleted in the last 50 years due to climate change. It is the Emperor Penguin that have endured the most losses. With the ice melting it makes it harder for penguins to get to there breeding grounds, if the females don't get to the breeding ground then the reproduction rate will go down. some penguins are venerable to the heat, penguins have to cover there feet from getting sun burned and cool there bodies from excessive heat. the young are even more vulnerable to the heat because they are not born very many feathers making it easier to get burned.
More to do with Penguins and Global Warming...
Ice is melting fast, faster then Emperor Penguins are reproducing. When sea ice melts before chicks have matured there water proof feathers they are likely to die. ice Melting also effects their food supple and predators. food gets scares and predators get scary. I encourage you to help down size on your carbon foot print and slow down global warming. here is a list of ways that you can do that. http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/StopGlobalWarming.php