if, as they say.
"Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way." ®
.. what is going to happen to those "wise citizens".
My understanding is that, if we are at the brink, and someone steps forward, then its past the brink and they are leading the way -presumably at 9.8 metres per second per second- to a place you would fill the requirements of being considerably less wise to follow.