Emperor penguins could soon be extinct. Here’s what that means for other species

A more aggressive global climate policy can halt the penguins’ march to extinction. Image: Ian Parker/Unsplash

Stephanie Jenouvrier
Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Emperor Penguins breeding on sea ice in Terre Adélie, Antarctica.
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54 known Emperor Penguin colonies around Antarctica (black dots) and sea ice cover (blue color).
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Without action to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions, sea ice loss (shown in blue) will eradicate most Emperor Penguin colonies by 2100.
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Global action to limit climate change through 2100 could greatly improve Emperor Penguins’ persistence/viability.
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