"In an interview with the Guardian, Dmitry Yumashev called his study’s results “disheartening,” but said nations of the world have the technological capacity to confront the crisis.
What’s needed, he said, is urgency and political will."
Ok . . . I don’t even know where to start with the “technological capacity” part so I’ll move on to:
“Political will”. Anyone else feel nauseous when you see that term repeatedly tossed out as if that could actually do anything to stop the current biosphere collapse and 6th mass extinction?
Here is video of Cory Morningstar filmed in 2010 (with only 971 views). In this 11 minute piece she articulates truths that are catastrophically being played out just as she powerfully, heartbreakingly articulated 9 years ago.
She ends with (paraphrased):
“we have to bring the system to its knees to save our species . . . it’s up to us . . . our goverments are not going to to it for us”
This is why I abhor the catchphrase “political will” as used by Yumashev in this article. It is a counterproductive, useless term and dangerously misleading in the context of this oligarchic, capitalist structure.
Expecting our current political system to demonstrate healthy “political will” is the epitome of crazy making.
As expressed in several comments above, power lies in the hands of malignant narcissists and psychopaths who will only find the “political will” to continue to pillage and destroy until nothing is left.
I realize there are activists/scientists who feel that to get people to understand the gravity of this predicament (yes, predicament) humans have placed themselves in they must talk dollars----i.e. monetize the collapse in an attempt to generate a sense of urgency.
This (having to put a dollar amount on ecosystems) exemplifies just how utterly f—ed humans are!