Is climate change destroying the rainforests?



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    Directly and indirectly. Climate change is a result of several factors, including added chemicals in the atmosphere like sulfur. When sulfur enters the atmosphere and interacts with water, it becomes sulfuric acid, which can harm trees. That is one of the indirect links.

    Additionally, some plant life is sensitive to climate, and those plants are no longer thriving in areas where the climate has changed significantly. That is one of the direct links.

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    Climate change has affected rainforest in a number of unpredicted ways. The higher temperatures have caused clouds above and around rainforests to drift higher. As the clouds drift higher, moisture is lost and rainforest habitat becomes drier. The increased warmth has also caused a specific fungus, chythrid fungus, to grow in massive portions. The fungus clings to amphibians and kills them. Some scientists hold this epidemic responsible for the extinction of species of frog in Costa Rica that have not been seen since 1991. The potentially extinct “golden toad” looked like this:

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