9-Year Study Proves Global Warming Helps Frogs Survive, Opposite of Alarmist Predictions
Read here. Actually, this linked article speaks to two recent studies that show frogs greatly benefit from a warmer climate, which runs counter to the prediction by alarmists that frogs were threatened by global warming. The 9-year study by McCaffery and Maxwell conclusively proved that mountain frog species's survival rate improved with warmer conditions.
"McCaffery and Maxwell conducted a 9-year demographic study of Columbia spotted frogs in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana; they collected data on local climate variables, frog survival and fecundity (fertility), and population growth rates. In their own words, these scientists report “These results unambiguously demonstrate that earlier ending winters with lower snowpack in this system lead to higher survival rates, higher probabilities of breeding, and higher population viability. Most research on amphibian declines assumes that climate change will have negative impacts on already vulnerable species, yet we show that this may not be the case for alpine and boreal amphibian populations currently persisting in harsh environments. This provides a unique perspective to the role of climate change in amphibian declines in temperate ecosystems.” [Rebecca M. McCaffery, and Bryce A. Maxell 2010: PNAS]