The world is in a “sorry state” because of myriad interlinked challenges including climate change and Russia’s war in Ukraine that are “piling up like cars in a chain reaction crash,” the U.N. chief said at the World Economic Forum’s meeting Wednesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered his gloomy message on the second day of the elite gathering of world leaders and corporate executives in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
He singled out climate change as an “existential challenge,” and said a global commitment to limit the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “is nearly going up in smoke.”
Guterres was not optimistic that the conflict, being waged less than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from Davos, could end soon.
“There will be an end of this war. There is the end of everything. But I do not see the end of the war in the immediate future,” he said. Deep historical differences between Russia and Ukraine make it more difficult to find a solution based on international law and that respects territorial integrity, he added.
“For the moment, I don’t think that we have a chance to promote or to mediate a serious negotiation to achieve peace in the short term,” Guterres said.
But that was what the mainstream media reported!
Antonio Guterres did say the quiet part out loud and was caught on video.
He was really confident about it!
In the video, he tells politicians to make unpopular decisions today because it will be essential in the shaping of public opinion itself in the future.
He means ignore the voters, and make them bend to your will.
That’s just the quiet part out loud, they’re doing it already. Maybe we should have thought this through decades ago. If a government gets powerful enough, it no longer has to pretend it owes you anything. You’re now a subject, not a citizen.
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