The Prince of Wales calls for saving worlds forests

October 1st, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): While expressing his deep concern for the environment, the Prince of Wales called for ways to save the worlds forests.

In an interview, Prince Charles talks about his longstanding interest in the weather and its impact on the environment.

He explains how concerned he is by global warming.

“The clock of climate change is ticking ever faster towards midnight. We are simply not reacting quickly enough and we cannot be anything less than courageous and revolutionary in our approach to tackling climate change. If we are not, the result will be catastrophic for all of us, but with the poorest in our world hit the hardest,” he said.

“Perhaps the most urgent, but currently neglected, cause of climate change is the appalling loss of the world’’s tropical rainforestsThat is why it is essential that we find ways to start valuing the world’’s forests for all the services they provide they are, after all, a giant global public utility,” he added.

Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, added, “We were delighted when His Royal Highness was able to find the time to give us an interview. We very much value The Prince’’s Patronage of the Society and continue to be impressed by his leadership in support of the environment, and the work he does to highlight the issues around climate change. The interview gives a very interesting insight into how His Royal Highness became interested in the environment and The Prince’’s view of the challenges we face from our changing climate.”

The interview is published in Weather, the magazine of the Royal Meteorological Society. (ANI)

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