The warming of Antarctica

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    No place on the fringes of Antarctica has warmed with the swiftness of the Antarctic Peninsula, a crooked, 900-mile finger of land that juts toward the tip of South America. A 60-year temperature record on the northwestern Antarctic Peninsula, taken at a research base originally built by the British and now run by the Ukrainians, paints a stark picture: Winter temperatures have increased by 11 degrees F and annual average temperatures by 5 degrees F. Ninety percent of 244 glaciers along the western Antarctic Peninsula have retreated since 1940. Sea ice now blankets the Southern Ocean off the western Antarctic Peninsula three fewer months a year than in 1979, according to satellite data.

    The Warming of Antarctica: A Citadel of Ice Begins to Melt | Reuters
     
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    Whaaaa? As Jon Stewart would say. How come there's so much extra ice in Antarctica then? Me thinks someone's fibbing here!:lol::lol::lol:
     

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    Great, more land to develop. Who was it that drew that map of Antarctica showing two land masses? the one everyone thought was bogus until RADAR mapping found the same thing?
     
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    The mans name was Piri Reis and he copied his map from an earlier source. And he did it in the mid 1500's.
     
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    Now, after flourishing for thousands of years in the harshest environment on earth, the Adélies in one part of Antarctica have encountered an obstacle they seem unable to overcome: Us. Thanks largely to our emissions of greenhouse gases, the western Antarctica Peninsula has warmed faster than virtually any place on the planet, rendering sea ice-dependent Adélies in some areas unfit to live in an ecosystem where all forms of ice, on land and in the Southern Ocean, are in retreat.

    That parts of Antarctica have become too warm for Adélie penguins would surely have astounded earlier explorers who suffered so greatly from the cold, and who marveled at the resilience, and eccentricities, of these seabirds.

    Heat Exhaustion: Has the Adelie Penguin Met Its Match?: Scientific American
     
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    Wow, sea ice dependent yet the Adelie Penguins nest on rocks.

    Adelie Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection

    Adelie Penguin: Pygoscelis adeliae

    Another post describing that the Penguins need an Ice Free Breeding ground. Note that these researcher observe the Penguins build there nests where the ice is melting, where it has always melted during the breeding season, hence the Penguins adopted and roll stones to protect the nest from ice melt water run off.

    Adelie Penguin: Pygoscelis adeliae

    Seems that Penguins are not freezing cold dependent for survival.

    Professor Penguin

    This is a quote from the book by a reader commenting on a article, not sure that this is a great source so I feel I must tell you folks where this comes from.

    Chris linked to Scientific America which printed part of a book written by a Journalist who used Fraser for some information. So this is from the same source the "Journalist", Fen used.

    Nutty Story of the Day: “Global Warming” is Killing the Penguins in Antarctica | Watts Up With That?

     
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    Chris, you are full of shit if you expect us to believe you make over a 100,000k a year, unless of course your a government employee. Seriously, you use wikipedia and scientific america, Chris, you have had to seen the threads where I rip apart Old Crock when he uses Scientific America.

    Over a 100,000 $ a year, and this is the best post you got.
     
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    I wonder why the global warming alarmists never mention things like the Reis maps.
     
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    I wonder why the person who said its the end of penguins refused to defend said post.
     
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    yawn
     

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