Not-So-Happy Feet

Sigh. Another day, another species slated for extinction thanks to our continuing squandering of our world's natural resources.

Those cute and cuddly Emperor penguins, as seen in Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, are expected to die out in the next hundred years if current trends continue. Scientists estimate by 2100 there will be no more than 600 breeding couples left in the world; that's a 95% decline in less than a century. Thanks to global warming and the decline of the polar ice caps, the fish species the Emperors feed on are dying out, resulting in a food deficit for the penguin population.

Yet another reason we need to start thinking proactively and working to stop the destruction of the ice caps. Nobody is going to speak for those penguins -- unlike the movie, it's up to us to help these poor creatures out in their hour of need.

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