¶1 "Two recent press releases concerning the Emperor Penguin’s fate illustrate contrasting forces that will either advance or suppress trustworthy conservation science."
¶12 "Mark Twain again provides insight to why bad science so easily goes viral having written, 'In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from others.' And apparently scientists suffer the same second? hand folly."
1:00 - ... So they nest on fast ice. "Fast ice" is ice that's fastened to the coastline. And that becomes real thick and that's where they breed, so the story was CO2 increases; it warms things; it melts the ice; and when ice melts, the baby chicks fall into the water and drown. And they made allusions to this.http://whatsupwiththatwatts.blogspot.com/2014/12/steeles-penguin-climate-horrorstory.html
1:25 - Well... I asked the guy, I couldn't find any evidence of that. I looked at satellite pictures when they were saying this. And the guy who printed that he thought the babies were falling in because the ice was breaking out early. I said can you give me some dates so I can correlate it with satellite stuff. And he goes to me, well, ah, it's really hard to find this right now. So why do you publish this when you have no information, but you're pushing this as a climate horror story"
As I related at my blog post:
What's he talking about?
How would you respond to that?"
"He is sadly mistaken. This item of loss of eggs and chicks owing to blizzards or early fast ice break out is from Barbraud & Weimirskirch (2001, Nature). They have not retracted that statement, but I think they must have had some basis for publishing it. And, indeed, that part of the world can be exceedingly windy (meterological instruments blown away more often than not), i.e. the wind system that keeps the polynya open off there. This B&W item is further discussed by me (us) in the attached (2005), but it is still them that are the source."
Leaving me to wonder, what are you talking about?
Mr. Steele, can you please share the source that you base your "drowning chicks" claim on?