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Prince Charles issues chilling warning – ‘We’ve reached the tipping point’

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Prince Charles at Lincoln University in New Zealand (Image: Press Association)

He said: “We have, I am afraid, reached a defining moment in human history. It is a tipping point at which we still have the ability to change course, but really only in the next 10 years. It’s a small window, after which there may be no going back.” This weekend Charles, 71, will travel to the South Pacific to visit Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands, partly to see the effects of climate change as highlighted in dispatches from the Solomons in the Daily Express this week. 

In his speech, the Prince warned: “For small island nations this is an existential crisis which could see them quite literally disappear, or become uninhabitable, in the lifetime of our grandchildren. 

“But no nation, no region and no population will be inured from the impacts of food, water and energy insecurity, and the resulting economic and political insecurity that arise from our seeming utter determination quite literally to test this planet to destruction.” 

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands (Image: Getty)

He called for governments, the private sector, and consumers to help create an integrated sustainable, low-carbon economy as a matter of urgency. 

He added: “For the past 40 to 50 years I have been driven by an overwhelming desire not to be confronted by my grandchildren – or yours – demanding to know why I didn’t do anything to prevent them being bequeathed a poisoned, destroyed planet.” 

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