Prince Charles calls for ‘new Marshall-like plan’ on climate change
The United Kingdom’s Prince Charles on Monday called for a “new Marshall-like plan” to fight global climate change in a video recorded for the launch of Climate Week in New York.
“At this late stage I can see no other way forward but to call for a Marshall-like plan for nature, people and planet,” Charles said in the video remarks, according to Reuters, referring to the U.S. plan to aid Europe after World War II.
“We must now put ourselves on a warlike footing, approaching our action from the perspective of a military-style campaign,” Charles reportedly said.
The heir to the British throne stressed the urgency of taking action to address climate change in a separate video he shared on Twitter.
“Millions of younger employees of countless companies and corporations are desperate for action, not more words. It is their lives we are gambling with, as well as the ultimate survival of everything that tries to share this ailing Earth with us,” Charles said. “So let’s get on with the urgent task of forming a global alliance to overcome the perverse obstacles facing us.”
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) September 21, 2020
Scientists and experts have long warned of the dangers of climate change and rising global temperatures. This year has marked the hottest summer on record in the Northern Hemisphere, and across the West Coast of the U.S., wildfires have been blazing, forcing evacuations as areas burn.
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