Prince Charles has been making an idiot of himself again…
From ITV News:
Prince Charles tells ITV News why ocean threats have him fearing for his and the world’s grandchildren
Prince Charles has said he’s speaking out about the threat to the world’s oceans because he worries about his own grandchildren – and grandchildren everywhere.
The prince has been speaking to ITV News in Malta where world leaders and scientists are attending the Our Oceans conference.
He has urged the world to turn its attention to the failing health of the oceans or risk our own survival.
Asked if he worried about the world the generation of Prince George and Princess Charlotte will inherit, he said he was doing it for everyone’s grandchildren.
Over-fishing, plastic pollution, and acidification are all combining to threaten our own survival, he said.
And he warned that plastic in the oceans is now in the human food chain.
Every year eight million tonnes of plastic enter the sea and he urged consumers to think about buying drinks and water in single-use plastic bottles
Evidence of the threat from the oceans has already been seen in recent storms, he said, such as the hurricane which devastated parts of the Caribbean and Florida.
We risk “ever more damaging and terrifying storms”, he warned, and the ferocity of hurricanes such as Irma and Maria was a “wake up call” about the threat of ocean warming.
Perhaps someone should tell him that there is nothing unusual at all about Irma and Maria.
So far this year, there have been four major Atlantic hurricanes, yet there were eight in 1950.
Prince Charles shows a combination of moral superiority and a belief that he knows more than us ordinary folk.
It might help if he actually practiced what he preached. Instead, he sees nothing wrong in taking freebie holidays on billionaires’ superyachts in the Med.
The sad thing is that his comments about global warming detract from very real issues of pollution.
He has been campaigning about eco issues for many years now but does not seem to acknowledge that, in the Western world at least, the environment is immeasurably better than it used to be.
Our air and cities are much cleaner than they have ever been. This is something we should all be proud of.
Campaigning for less plastic in our seas is fine, but his involvement in global warming is political as it is an attempt to tell us all how we should live.
From a constitutional point of view, this is strictly a no-no.
But if he wants to get involved, perhaps he ought to start by getting his facts right.
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