Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

Prince Charles speaks out on climate change

The Prince of Wales has spoken about how the prospect of becoming a grandfather is spurring his environmental beliefs, saying he does not want to "hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world".

Charles told ITV's This Morning he did not want William and Kate's child to ask why he hadn't done more to tackle climate change.

In an interview due to be aired this morning, he said: "I've gone on for years about the importance of thinking about the long-term in relation to the environmental damage, climate change and everything else.

"We don't, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world... I don't want to be confronted by my future grandchild and [have] them say: 'Why didn't you do something?' So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to make sure we leave them something that isn't a total poisoned chalice."

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