Just how climate made penguins winners, after that losers

Arctic penguins

Between the last ice age or more to around 1, 000 years ago penguins in Antarctica benefitted from heating temperatures and retreating ice since it made it easier for them to breed on dry land and find food in the ocean.

But now the snow may be disappearing too fast for them to continue.

“ What exactly is particularly interesting is that after the snow age, all of these penguin populations had been climate change ‘ winners, ’ ” says Gemma Clucas the postgraduate research student in ocean and Earth sciences at the University or college of Southampton. “ That is to say the warming climate allowed them to increase and increase in number. However , this is not the pattern we’ re seeing today. ”

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