UntitledThe world set a second straight record for global temperatures in 2015, topping 2014’s mark by a wide margin, climate scientists confirmed Wednesday.

Source: It’s Official: 2015 Is the Hottest Year on Record | VICE News

imrs.phpIcebergs fertilize the Southern Ocean with iron and lead to blooms of marine phytoplankton, new research finds.

Source: The surprising way that huge icebergs slow down climate change – The Washington Post

IMG_0796-600x400An increase in dead or starving common murres has expanded beyond coastal communities and into urban areas in recent weeks. An Anchorage bird rehabilitation center that usually sees one or two murres a year has gotten 20 this month — all were starving.

Source: Starving sea birds pop up in Anchorage, Mat-Su | Alaska Public Media

UntitledA storm system is sweeping through the Arctic, bringing spring-like warmth to the pole and strong storms to the United Kingdom, which is causing heavy flooding.

Source: There’s a Heat Wave Going on in the North Pole — And That’s Not Good News | VICE News

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Oceanites’ Antarctic Site Inventory 2015 Annual Report is now available :

http://conta.cc/1J4tkPo

Happy Holidays & Best of Happy and Healthy New Year’s Greetings to everyone!

Please enjoy the 2015 Antarctic Site Inventory ANNUAL Report . . .

And looking forward to keeping the penguin counting going in the years ahead!

Thanks for all your support, Ron

TPC @ COP21.2

THE PENGUIN COUNTERS successfully screened yesterday at COP 21 in Paris. The screening was followed by Q & A session that generated many questions, mostly focusing on the status of krill populations and carbon sequestration. Happy to see such extensive interest in penguins and the Southern Ocean, and how Antarctica is the epicenter for solving the ‘krill-penguin-climate change puzzle.’

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Exciting news, just in . . .

On December 5, THE PENGUIN COUNTERS will be screened at the Oceans & Climate Pavilion during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, which, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.

Check out the schedule:

http://ow.ly/Vh5KT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The issue can be overwhelming. The science is complicated. We get it. This is your cheat sheet.

Source: Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change – The New York Times

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A new study just published in the Journal of Glaciology is causing some buzz in climate circles, because it appears to claim that Antarctica—long thought t

Source: Antarctic ice: Still losing mass.

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The population of little penguins on an island in Australia has bounced back thanks to the vigilance of a few sheepdogs.

Source: Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Help a Penguin Colony Back From the Brink

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