Climate Change In Golden Toad

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The Effect of Climate Change on the Golden Toad Introduction Throughout history the Earth’s climate continually cooled and warmed with weather regimes changing. This natural process is being enhanced through human activities that are increasing the warming of the atmosphere at a more rapid rate than previously seen. Among the many threats to biodiversity; the destruction of habitats, population growth, pollution, invasive species and overexploitation, climate change is having an adverse effect on biodiversity. The connection between biodiversity and climate change has been established for quite some time now. Ecosystems are already showing negative impacts under current levels of climate change. This essay will argue that climate change is a huge threat to biodiversity and will also focus on the natural cycle and the modern day cycle change. Firstly, it will define and discuss the natural climate change cycle. Then secondly, it will analyse the effects of human activities on the climate that are rapidly changing it. Finally, it will examine the effect climate change had the now extinct Golden Toad. Natural Climate Change Difference between weather and climate Weather and climate are two separate ideas. Weather is made up of short-term changes in atmospheric variables such as temperature, precipitation, wind, and barometric pressure in a given area over a period of hours or days (Miller & Spoolman, 2011:482). Whereas climate is typical weather conditions of a particular

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