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Australia's Rodent declared the world's 1st official climate change extinction

The Australian government has declared the rodent species 'Bramble Cay Melomys' extinct. This is the first species to be extinct owing to the man-made climate change. This official declaration was long due as the brown rat was nowhere to be seen in a survey in 2014. The animal's only known habitat was a small sandy island. The rat was last seen by fisherman almost a decade ago with no officially recorded sightings since.