Emperor Penguins Could Be Extinct By End of Century

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says they want to list Emperor penguins as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

There are less than 300,000 breeding pairs of the penguins, and climate change is melting their habitat.

Emperor penguins require stable sea ice to survive and raise their chicks.

Research published on Tuesday shows a dire future for penguins without global cuts to carbon emissions.

By the year 2100, 98% of Emperor penguin colonies might be on the brink of extinction.