Global Warming Slaughters Baby Penguins!
In another Associated Press story (no link – on purpose), it is reported that “Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro’s tropical beaches.”
What’s causing this eco-disaster?!?!
Why, we are, of course!
Several possible causes are listed by various “experts”: overfishing, causing the penguins to have to range further out to find food; oil pollution from offshore drilling platforms. But no, according to one biologist:
I don’t think the levels of pollution are high enough to affect the birds so quickly. I think instead we’re seeing more young and sick penguins because of global warming, which affects ocean currents and creates more cyclones, making the seas rougher.
This man obviously stays on top of the latest scientific research in the field of Global Warming! Here’s a hint: The oceans are not warmer, there aren’t more cyclones.