Effetti del global warming in Antartide, immagini difficili da guardare senza una stretta al cuore. Scherziamo col fuoco come bambini ma abbiamo un pianeta solo. Ognuno di noi può fare la sua parte sprecando il meno possibile. Pensiamoci anche per lui.
#globalwarming #riscaldamentoglobale #antartide #antarctica #pinguini #penguin #penguins
/ Photos like this aren’t easy to look at, in fact, they’re completely heartbreaking. However, the hope is that they ultimately encourage change and better understanding. This is a juvenile #gentoo #penguin
, soaking wet from rain and bearing an injury. As the Antarctica peninsula continues to warm, precipitation is slowly changing from snow to rain, with many new consequences. There has been a vast increase in young penguins and other birds freezing to death, due to these newly wet conditions in this cold environment. Studies have also shown that penguin populations are decreasing due to habitat loss and fish stock depletion. Further, rain is also exasperating the ice melt, excelerating an already bad situation. It’s critically important that we pay attention to these signs and make changes, climate change is real and we are contributing to it. It’s extremely important to secure habitat and fishing stocks, notably Krill, a shrimp that nearly every mammal here relies on. Krill feed on sea ice, a habitat of bacteria, algae and crustaceans. If krill is over fished each and every animal that relies on it, like numerous species of whale, seal and penguin, will have nothing left to eat. Now, more than ever, we look to the leadership of #CCAMLR
, the council responsible for managing the marine living resources in the waters surrounding Antarctica, to make the right decisions on how Antarcticas oceans are fished responsibly. Shot #onassignment
for @natgeo @sea_legacy
/ @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages #CCMLAR2018 #turningthetide