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We only have 10 years to save the planet, warns Prince Charles

We only have 10 years to save the planet, warns Prince Charles on the 50th anniversary of his historic speech on plastic pollution and other environmental threats

  • The Prince of Wales warns that people only have ten years to save the planet
  • Comes 50 years after he warned about plastic waste and chemical discharge
  • At the time, this was considered “completely potty,” said Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has issued a powerful warning that people have only ten years to save the planet.

“We really have to pull our fingers out now, because the theory is that we have this decade left,” he said.

Prince Charles marked the 50th anniversary of a milestone speech he made about the environment by placing nature back at the center of modern life.

In 1970 he had warned about the problems of plastic waste, chemicals that are discharged into rivers and air pollution caused by factories, cars and planes. This was considered “completely potty,” said the prince.

The Prince of Wales gives a speech during a visit to the National Automotive Innovation Center (NAIC) on Tuesday in Coventry

The Prince of Wales gives a speech during a visit to officially open the National Automotive Innovation Center (NAIC) on Tuesday in Coventry

There was also a spot for his practical solutions, such as a bottle bank in Buckingham Palace or the installation of a sewage treatment plant at his home in Highgrove in Gloucestershire.

In an interview on the Sustainable Markets website, the prince said: ‘All we do has been to destroy our own means of survival, let alone the survival of everything else we depend on.

“But at the same time we do not seem to understand that there is an alternative way to do this, namely to put nature back at the center, to appreciate everything she does and build from there, and now there is an astonishing amount that can be achieved through the circular bio- economy. “

Since his speech to the National Steering Committee for Wales on February 19, 1970, Charles has worked on solutions to climate change and has addressed issues such as overfishing and the threat to rain forests in the world.

He recently launched his latest project, the Sustainable Markets Initiative and Council, supported by the World Economic Forum.

The initiative aims to bring together prominent people from the public and private sectors, charities and investors to find ways to quickly make the global economy low in carbon.

The Prince added that scientists and evidence show that people “cause a much faster rise in temperature and a much faster destruction of the Arctic and now Antarctica.”

Since his speech to the National Steering Committee for Wales on February 19, 1970, Charles has worked on solutions to climate change and has addressed issues such as overfishing and the threat to rain forests in the world.

Since his speech to the National Steering Committee for Wales on February 19, 1970, Charles has worked on solutions to climate change and has addressed issues such as overfishing and the threat to rain forests in the world.

Since his speech to the National Steering Committee for Wales on February 19, 1970, Charles has worked on solutions to climate change and has addressed issues such as overfishing and the threat to rain forests in the world.

He said: “It’s a matter of trying to extinguish the fire very quickly and the real problem is how we can quickly make low-carbon?”

He also mentioned how he worried as a teenager in the 1960s about the destruction of trees, wetlands and habitats and “the white heat of progress and technology excluding nature and our environment.”

In his 1970 speech, Charles emphasized a problem that has become an illustration of humanity’s threat to nature.

Then he said: “If you think that every person produces about 2 pounds of waste a day and there are 55 million of us on this island with non-returnable bottles and indestructible plastic containers, it’s not hard to get rid of the mountains of waste We will somehow have to deal with it. “

From his warnings 50 years ago, he said: “I was considered rather pointed to say the least, because I even suggested these things, such as when I set up a sewage treatment plant in Highgrove – that was considered completely insane. Everything I suggested was apparently completely trivial. “

The Daily Mail has long been campaigning to combat waste with our Turn the Tide on Plastic Campaign.

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