ff6comic (ff6comic) wrote,

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Humans are not an Endangered Species

Took an impromptu trip to Memphis this week and just got back. I'll post pictures when I get them, which might not be for a while, actually. The trip was fun, though the weather hot and muggy. Its the second time I've ever been to the "South". I'll have to hurry to get next week's page done.

While browsing idly today I found the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) List of Threatened Species. Seems that in 2008 humans were formally evaluated and given the lowest rating of danger of extinction, "least concern". This report details homo sapiens' Taxonomy, Geographic range, and habitats, and major threats to the population (none).

(Yes, yes, I know you can argue that perhaps the epidemics and pollution and nuclear war are all threats to humanity, but so far, according to the IUCN, nothing has come along that poses and immediate threat to out total annihlation. So good.)

I must say I find this report to be rather charming. It presents the facts objectively and with the same formal wording that you would find in the reports of other animals. Yet it's information that we already know, like a list of all the countries where humans reside (answer: every country). But still, the report had to be done. I love it.

That's all I got for today. Next time I'll post something more FF6 related so you know I'm not slacking on that. :)
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