Global Warming Will Result In the Extinction Of Amphibians

by Medindia Content Team on  January 14, 2006 at 3:44 PM General Health News
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Global Warming Will Result In the Extinction Of Amphibians
A fungal disease in frogs caused by global warming is resulting in the death of entire populations, and also driving them closer to extinction. The threat to biodiversity as a result of emerging infectious diseases may also result in danger to human beings.

The study published by the journal Nature, reveals how the warming may alter the dynamics of a skin fungus that is fatal to amphibians. The climate-driven fungal disease, the authors say, has hundreds of species around the world teetering on the brink of extinction.


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