Ben See @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Jul. 20, 2019 1 min read

⚠️🦎☠️ The catastrophic loss of amphibians around the world.

🔺Climate breakdown accelerating too fast for frogs to survive as they vanish in the 6th mass extinction.

🔺 Frog experiments have spread a deadly fungus.

Catastrophic and ongoing destruction of amphibians around the world:

'Globalization has opened a Pandora’s box of invasive species and diseases, and climate change is adding further stress.'

 https://earther.gizmodo.com/alarming-study-concludes-frogs-are-undergoing-a-catast-1833642045 

According to two Canadian experts, the fungus is "one more nail in the coffin for the state of amphibians globally".

Habitat loss, exploitation and climate change are still the main threat for thousands of species:  https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47735823 

A deadly fungus, Batrachocytrium dendrobatidis, 'has been known to decimate entire populations of frogs' . Humans bring it wherever they encounter frogs — 'either accidentally, or when we take them in as pets, use them as food or in laboratory experiments.' https://animals.howstuffworks.com/endangered-species/frog-extinction.htm 

During the great extinctions of the dinosaurs in the Pleistocene, amphibians made it through with no appreciable effect.
So they’re not the most delicate creatures in the world. But the world has gotten so bad now that even the amphibians can’t tolerate it. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/10/14/13147056/amphibian-extinction-frog-bd 


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