Thursday, January 12, 2006

Frogs RIP

"Amphibians are experiencing a precipitous decline in Africa, Asia and North America, according to a comprehensive 2004 survey, which cited climate change as well as deforestation, pollution and habitat loss as key factors."

As a frog surveyor myself I applaud this new paper and global warming creating an environment better suited to fungus infecting amphibians worldwide. These are the canaries in the coal mine. Heed the warning. Juliet Eilperin is doing an bang up job on the environment beat for the Post after being purged by the pietists on Capitol Hill for wearing too short a skirt or blouse or something equally foolish at the gaggles.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Late Mitchell Warren said...

I hope someone out there appreciates The Frogs. Everyone (okay, Republicans) seems to laugh off the thought of animal extinction because "we" as humanity have so much to show for it--like technology and advancement in knowledge.

But I love the beauty of life and nature more than the convenience of the common era.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Nature is forever, and quite possibly all there is. It deserves respect no matter how small. It is the "creation" everyone raves about, but never sees.

9:01 PM  

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