According to the researchers, in next five decade, climate change will kill parasite species from our planet earth. A team of researchers from the University of California has revealed that climate change would erase out nearly one-third of all the parasite species by the end of 2070. While the interesting thing is our Earth would be free from a large portion of fleas, tapeworms, ticks and other disgusting creatures, this would be quite damaging to our planet.
Parasites have a major and important role in our ecosystem and most of the people are not aware of this case. They contribute major role in controlling the population of wildlife, and they keep the energy flowing throughout the food chain.
Parasites have complicated life cycles which involve host species so they are known as indicators of the healthy ecosystem. An existence of parasites indicates a good sign of stable ecosystem with the healthy diversity of animals and they are crucial elements of our ecosystem.
Making understand the people that why such an important indicator is about climate changing and taking additional steps to fighting global warming is quite challenging for scientists. Scientist found that not only the individual species will face destruction but also the whole ecosystem and over the next 50 years, parasites will face this kind of risk.
“Biology is focusing only on a single species, but it is important to consider the whole ecosystem as a goal of preservation,” said Anna J. Phillips, a research zoologist and curator of the U.S National Parasite Collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
A huge number of parasites in an ecosystem means that they could compete with one another, so they will stop the spreading of diseases. Their extinct can seriously affect the ecosystem