Friday, February 15, 2008

Prince Charles calls for greater EU efforts on climate change

Here are some quotes from Prince Charles, urging the European Parliament in Brussels to do more on climate change and saving the world's rainforests. (Note: full speech here)

"Determined and principled leadership has never been more needed. Surely this is just the moment in history for which the European Union was created"

"Can that moment not be captured before it slips lifeless from our grasp?"

"The doomsday clock of climate change is ticking ever faster towards midnight. We are simply not reacting quickly enough"

"We cannot be anything less than courageous and revolutionary in our approach to climate change. If we are not the result will most likely be catastrophe for all of us, but with the poorest in our world hit hardest of all."

"It is a task that calls for the biggest public, private and NGO partnership ever seen,"

On the world's tropical rain forest he said:

"I believe this to be a matter of the gravest urgency," he said. "We are destroying our planet's air conditioning system."


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