Wednesday, November 7, 2007

British Royal Family: Global Warming 'Most important issue facing us'

U.K. (TGW) – Even the British royal family is worried about global warming.

After the Queen of England’s speech yesterday, which announced a climate change bill, Prince Charles reiterated his climate concerns at the Prince of Wales's Business Summit on Climate Change.

He warned that the evidence of climate change is "frightening" and "alarming".

"Doing nothing is simply not an option - it can't be any more, because of the urgency of the situation," he said.

"It must surely be clear by now that the longer we leave it before taking effective action, the more dire the situation will become and the more desperate the measures that will be needed."

"This really is the most important issue facing us as a society and as a species.

"Because, let's be clear, our planet will survive a high degree of climate change.

"Planets do survive. But only one planet, as far as we know, currently has the very precise conditions our species needs to survive. This is the problem.

"Make no mistake about it; we are well on the way to destroying those conditions, and making our planet uninhabitable."

He finished by saying, "This is not about saving the planet. Actually, it's about saving us. That is where each and every one of us has a responsibility to do what we can."

Via :: BBC