Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Golden Frog: extinct- Global Warming casualty
Global warming claims another victim: the golden frog (or toad). Last seen in 1989, this small amphibian lived in the mountaintop cloud forests but have been declared extinct due to drought caused by global warming, reports National Geographic. The deadly fungus chytrid fungus, which has been allowed to propogate because of climate changes, is responsible for countless amphibians.
The golden toad is just one of those species to help keep insect populations in check, such as mosquitos. Without them, mosquitos could flourish spreading deadly diseases. Also, animals who feed on the frogs will disappear.