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Global Warming & Loss Of Species

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Global Warming & Loss Of Species

  1. 1. Global Warming & Loss of Species <ul><li>Penguins </li></ul>
  2. 2. Antarctica <ul><li>Home to many species of penguins </li></ul><ul><li>Sea ice covers 40% less area than it did 26 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced food supply </li></ul>
  3. 3. Species of Penguin at Risk <ul><li>Gentoo Chinstrap </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor Adelie </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasons for Problem <ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul><ul><li>Melting ice </li></ul><ul><li>Ice too thin for breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Warmer winter temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger winds disturbing nest sites </li></ul><ul><li>Overfishing - Lessens food supply </li></ul>
  5. 5. Emperor Penguin <ul><li>50% decline in 50 years </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chinstrap Penguin <ul><li>30-66% decrease in some colonies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gentoo Penguin <ul><li>Food sources declining due to overfishing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adelie Penguin <ul><li>65% decline in 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Encroachment on territory by Gentoo & Chinstrap </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to help the penguins <ul><li>Kyoto Protocol to lower emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes in our own lives </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign for awareness to the plight of the penguins </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources of information <ul><li>http://news.softpedia.com/news/Global-Warming-Could-Wipe-Out-in-10-Years-Antarctic-Penguins-75168.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/SPECIES/penguins/emperor.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Global warming could wipe out four species of penguin” The Independent 11 December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The last emperor? Penguin numbers plunge” The Scotsman 11 December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/dec/11/endangeredspecies.conservation </li></ul>

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