– Prince Charles had previously issued a 100-month climate tipping point deadline in 2009.
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The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct.
No, really. Here are his actual words, in a speech in London yesterday to foreign ministers from the Commonwealth.
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I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.
OK. So assuming, for a moment, that the Prince of Wales isn’t just spouting gibberish, what kind of measures might we need to adopt in the next 18 months to “keep climate change to survivable levels”?
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Happily, we have a good idea courtesy of Lord Deben, chairman of the government’s Climate Change Committee. Writing in the Prince of Wales’s favourite magazine Country Life, he says:
It simply demands that we live more sustainably – that we stop wasting water, become really energy efficient, cut food waste, eat 20 percent less meat, take all our energy from renewable sources and ensure our homes are properly insulated and ventilated.
Word - Lot - Work
That word “simply” is doing a lot of work there.
If you’re a carnivore like me, for example, you might not take too kindly to the notion that some dodgy peer who has made at least part of his fortune by promulgating green hysteria has the right to issue directives on how many bacon sarnies or burgers you can reasonably consume per week.
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But I have an even bigger red flag waving over that glib suggestion that we should “take all our energy from renewable...
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