AP reports that Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet Premier, is discouraged by the state of the world:
“All that has been done is too late, and it’s not enough,” Gorbachev, speaking in Russian, told reporters in Geneva by video link.
Gorbachev railed against governments for falling short on nuclear disarmament, broader security, waste, development and climate change.
He urged governments to use his policies of “perestroika” (restructuring) and “glasnost” (openness) — which ushered in democratic changes that led against his will to the collapse of the Soviet Union — to address climate change and overconsumption of resources.
More at the link.
h/t Greg Laden