Prince Charles asks how climate change skeptics are going to face their grandchildren and admit to them that they failed their future

February 21st, 2011 by Events

Prince Charles addressing the European Parliament at 'The Road to Low Carbon Prosperity' conference

Prince Charles said “.. by the corrosive effect on public opinion of those climate change skeptics who deny the vast body of scientific evidence that shows beyond any reasonable doubt that global warming has been exacerbated by human industrialised activity.”

“…. I would ask how these people are going to face their grandchildren and admit to them that they actually failed their future, that they ignored all the clear warning signs by passing them off as merely part of a cyclical process that had happened many times before and was beyond our control.

That they had refused to heed the desperate cries of those last remaining traditional societies throughout the world who warned consistently, consistently of catastrophe because they could read the signs of impending disintegration in the ever more violent extreme aberrations in the normally harmonious patterns of nature.  So I wonder, will such people be held accountable at the end of the day for the absolute refusal to countenance a precautionary approach?

For this plays, I would suggest, a most reckless game of roulette with the future inheritance of those who come after us.  An inheritance, Ladies and Gentlemen, that will be shaped by what you decide to do in this Parliament.”

 

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