New research released yesterday suggests frogs and other amphibians are dying off at an unprecedented rate. The deaths can be blamed on four factors: habitat destruction, a naturally occurring fungus, invasive species, and the great shiva of our times, global warming.
As you'll recall, amphibians are very sensitive to ecosystem change, and tend to act as bellweathers for the health of a given environment. So when the start croaking (see what I did there?) en masse, it be troubles ahead.
So, yeah. In case you had any lingering doubts, we're screwed.
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