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Warming World Threatens Penguins, Too
Remember March of the Penguins? It was truly impressive to me to watch the incredible strength and patience these birds have to make that long, hard journey through the Antarctic winter each year.
But here’s some sad news for anyone else moved by that movie: The federal government proposes Seven species of penguins be designated as threatened or endangered as a result of climate change.
Penguins from around the world, from Chile to New Zealand, have received this unfortunate distinction. While the Emperor Penguin (featured in the movie) is still considered safe, given the rapidly warming Antarctic, it might not be too long before they get added too.
In case you were having doubts, this is more proof that climate change is the single biggest threat wildlife face today. Fortunately, we have a President-elect who has stated his administration will work to institute the clean energy policies we need to fight global warming – and shrink the Endangered Species list.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to sign our petition to the President-elect yet, please speak up for the yellow-eyed, the erect-crested, the Emperor and the rest today! Tell him we need a new direction for our energy economy if we want to protect and preserve wildlife, in our backyard and around the world.
Correction: Earlier I stated that the penguins have already been added to the Endangered Species List. In fact, there will be a 60-day public comment period before they get added.