I blog about environmental and social justice issues because I am very concerned about the health of the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Golden Toad: Victim of Global Warming?

The Costa Rican Golden Toad (Bufo periglenes) has not been seen since 1989.  Gone. Kaput.   It may have well been the first species to go the way of the dodo due to climate change.  If we do nothing, it won't be the last.  And , as ecosystems are irrecoverably altered, the connection indigenous peoples have with the land will be  irreparably damaged.   I wonder how they feel aobut that?  Might they sue governments and corporations that  knowingly lied about climate change?  (Tobacco companies lied about the damage smoking caused in the same disgraceful fashion and they have been successfully sued.)  Will Canadian taxpayers be on the hook for future damages due to their allegiance with the tar sands miners?   Hmmmnnnnnnnn ...........

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