Prince William in rallying cry for the environment
Prince William gives a speech to London, June 4, 2022. The Duke of Cambridge stated that environmental concerns were now at the forefront of global policy after “decades” of advocating for better world care.
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Prince William issued a rallying call for the environment this weekend. His successor to the British throne stated that there was an urgent need to “protect and restore the planet.”
William spoke in London Saturday as part of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
He said, “In those years, humanity has benefitted from unimaginable technological advances and scientific breakthroughs.” These breakthroughs increased awareness about the human impact on the world. However, it has made our planet more fragile.
He said, “Today is 2022 and the queen celebrates the Platinum Jubilee. The urgent need for protection and restoration of our planet has never felt more urgent.”
According to the Duke of Cambridge, environmental concerns are “now top of the international agenda” after “decades of making the case that we should take better care of the world”.
He said, “More businesses and politicians are responding to the call, and perhaps most inspiringly the cause is being spearheaded now by an incredible and united generation from across the globe,”
William often speaks out on environmental issues. On April 20, 2021, William spoke out about environment issues. “intrinsic link between nature and climate change.”
It was October, just a few more months later. he appeared to take a swipe at the space tourismThis is what some of the top billionaires around the globe have embraced.
Such remarks will be certain to raise eyebrows in some corners given the Royal Family’s extensive use of air travel — which the WWF has described as “currently the most carbon intensive activity an individual can make” — as well as their fondness for hunting animals.
At the same time, there is great concern and optimism
William’s comments are made at a moment of great concern for the environment and global warming, as well as the continuing use of fossil fuels.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported in March that there were 2021 energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. rise to their highest level in history.
The IEA reported that global energy CO2 emissions rose by 6% to 36.3 billion metric tons in 2021, a record.
The same month saw U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres warn that the planet had emerged from last year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow with “a certain naïve optimism” and was “sleepwalking to climate catastrophe.”
William looked confident, despite the difficulties on the ground. He stated, “Tonight has been filled with such optimism and joy. And there’s hope.”
Together, we can harness the best of humanity and save our planet for our children, our grandchildren, as well as future generations.
“They’ll be proud to tell the world, ‘What an amazing world!’