The Prince of Wales has said that world leaders had to come up with serious action on climate change at the upcoming Cop26 summit. Charles insisted that the summit must take notice of the despair over climate change instead of just paying lip service.
Charles further said he understood why some climate organizations such as Extinction Rebellion went to the extreme on their protests by blocking roads. However, he also hoped the organizations took a more peaceful approach.
“I totally understand the frustration,” he said in an interview with the BBC.
“But it isn’t helpful, I don’t think, to do it in a way that alienates people … The difficulty is, how do you direct that frustration in a way that is more constructive rather than destructive?
“The point is, people should really notice how despairing so many young are.”
As a prominent environmental campaigner, Charles believed it had taken “far too long” for the current climate crisis to be addressed seriously.
He was afraid that the Glasgow climate change conference, which begins from October 31 to November 12, would be “just talk”
“The problem is to get action on the ground,” Charles insisted. “The risks now are so great if you don’t make the right move.
“It’ll be catastrophic. It is already beginning to be catastrophic because nothing in nature can survive the stress that is created by these extremes of weather.”
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