Adelie Penguins: October 13, 2017

Dear Mr. VP,

Here’s a dead penguin (two? I’m not sure how many of the penguins in this picture are dead.)


This year, all but two of the Adelie penguin chicks in Antarctica died.

The World Wildlife Fund said unseasonably extensive amounts of sea ice around the colony in East Antarctica had forced the adult penguins to travel further than normal to forage for food. “This devastating event contrasts with the image that many people might have of penguins,” said Rod Downie, Head of Polar Programmes at WWF. “It’s more like ‘Tarantino does Happy Feet’, with dead penguin chicks strewn across a beach in Adélie Land.”

“The impact of this catastrophic event is confined to this specific colony of Adélie penguins, predictions are that the Antarctic will get warmer and this may pose different challenges in the longer term,” Downie added.

Tl;dr: Climate change killed thousands of penguins.

Have you met the Octonauts? Let me introduce you.

The Octonauts rescue and protect sea animals, from their home base of underwater research lab, the Octopod. Along with Barnacles, Kwazii, and Peso, who you just met, there’s Dashi, Tweak, Professor Inkling, and the Vegimals (fish/vegetable hybrids).

Anyway, in season two, Barnacles, Kwazii, and Peso go and help babysit Adelie penguin chicks. You can watch here!

I’d like to think that you (and every other climate change denier) have gained some new enemies in the wake of this disaster. Captain Barnacles isn’t going to stand for your shit. Don’t dismiss the wrath of an angry  polar bear.


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