HRH Prince Charles knows what he is talking about.
He was busy when invited to attend a recent conference in London on the very topic of needing to do something NOW to halt or reverse the effects that humankind is having on our environment. However, the message is the same……….
Telegraph, 7:00AM BST 18 Jun 2012
He said the failure of the global community to act against warming “despite countless such meetings” was made against the background of “increasingly dire warnings”.
“Like a sleepwalker, we seem unable to wake up to the fact that so many of the catastrophic consequences of carrying on with “business-as-usual” are bearing down on us faster than we think, already dragging many millions more people into poverty and dangerously weakening global food, water and energy security for the future,” he said.
In the video filmed at Clarence House he appealed to policy makers to act in a concerted effort “before it is finally too late”.
“It is, perhaps, a trait of human nature to act only when the worst happens, but that is not a trait we can afford to rely on here. Once the worst does happen, I am afraid that this time around it will be too late to act at all.”
From: robin russell-jones to George Osborne
Sent: 25 April 2012 07:52
Subject: International Conference on Climate Change RIBA May 7-11.
Dear Mr Osborne
Since you and Lord Lawson seem very close, and obviously see eye to eye on Shale Gas and Fracking, I thought you might be interested to read the enclosed e-mail correspondence. Incidentally you still haven’t responded to my invitation to speak at the RIBA Conference. I have left your name off the programme, but I will be publishing a list of those politicians who did not bother to reply.
International Climate Change Conference, 7-11 May
Venue: Royal Institute British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London
Companies, journalists and students all welcome.
Register for one day or all week
Monday- The Science and Psychology of Climate Change
Tuesday- Renewables & Nuclear Power
Wednesday- Energy Conservation and Housing
Thursday- Green Business & Green Government
Friday- Climate Change:The Media & Politics
From: robin russell-jones <redacted>
Date: 9 April 2012 19:28:00 BST
Subject: Climate Change Conference RIBA May 7-11
Dear Lord Lawson
I am organizing an International Conference on Climate Change on behalf of Help Rescue the Planet (HRTP) which is scheduled to take place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London from May 7-11 this year.
I would like to invite you to speak on the subject of “My Foundation”
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Here’s the official trailer.