Re: Surviving Vulcan Elders.
...But why allow needless plagues and famines to be met without administrative support?...
Right. So I suppose Picard should have given a list of cases of great suffering (such as famine, etc.) occurring after 2063 to Lily Sloane. Maybe she could have done something to ease (or even prevent) the suffering.
Heck, she could have set up a perpetual foundation that kept this knowledge and could continue easing/preventing these natural disasters even after Lily's death.
...With shoes that cut, and eyes that burn like cigarettes
With fingernails that shine like justice and a voice that is dark like tinted glass...