A Collapse of Governance

The U.N. has once again failed to act to protect such endangered species as Atlantic bluefin tuna.

I always thought that a species was endangered if the organism’s population plummeted to a fraction of historic levels.  In California, the scourge of DDT and PCBs led to the listing of the California Brown Pelican on the federal endangered species list.  With listing comes additional protection. Recently, the Brown Pelican recovered enough to be taken off the list.

But last week a United Nations body came up with a new definition of endangered species that simply boggles the mind.

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