# We Just Passed Prince Charles’s 96-Month Deadline to Save The World From ‘Ecosystem Collapse’

Prince Charles, public domain image, source Wikimedia

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive for the Commonwealth Observance service at Westminster Abbey in London March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Michael Bastasch

From the Daily Caller

Prince Charles warned in July 2009 humanity had only 96 months to save the world from “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse, and all that goes with it” caused by unchecked consumerism.

Saturday marked the 96-month deadline the Prince of Wales set, meaning that, according to Charles, humanity has run out of time to avert “an environmental crisis.”

“We face the dual challenges of a world view and an economic system that seem to have enormous shortcomings, together with an environmental crisis – including that of climate change – which threatens to engulf us all,” Charles said in a 2009 speech at St. James’s Palace in London.

Charles is a fervent environmentalist and critic of capitalism, which he sees as “an enormous cost to the Earth.” In his 2009 speech, Charles claimed humanity needed “coherent financial incentives and disincentives” to to avoid environmental catastrophe.

The prince has argued global warming has already impacted society, claiming man-made warming was the “root cause” of the Syrian civil war. He also backed the Paris agreement on climate change that U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to exit in the coming years.

Ironically, Charles’s calls to check consumerism have been undermined by his own lavish lifestyle. His summer residence in Scotland, for example, is the sprawling 53,000-acre estate of Birkhall where he’s attended by dozens of servants.

“Despite his attack on the materialism of the modern age, the Prince has been criticised for his own indulgences, including dozens of staff to run his homes and hundreds of thousands of pounds spent traveling around the world. While his private estates on the Duchy of Cornwall generate record profits his tax bill was lower than the year before,” the UK Independent noted in 2009.

Regardless, Charles has joined the ranks of prophets of doom who set deadlines to avert a global crisis.

“But for all its achievements, our consumerist society comes at an enormous cost to the Earth, and we must face up to the fact that the Earth cannot afford to support it,” Charles said in his 2009 speech.

“Just as our banking sector is struggling with its debts – and paradoxically also facing calls for a return to so-called ‘old-fashioned’, traditional banking – so Nature’s life-support systems are failing to cope with the debts we have built up there too,” he said.

“If we don’t face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust. And no amount of quantitative easing will revive it,” Charles said, predicting humanity only had 96 months to avert catastrophe.

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## 196 thoughts on “We Just Passed Prince Charles’s 96-Month Deadline to Save The World From ‘Ecosystem Collapse’”

1. Tom Halla says:

Long live the Queen?

• ralfellis says:

….. or long live King William IV.

• 3¢worth says:

Actually he would be William V. William IV was king from 1830-37.

• DaveR says:

The silly Prince.

• george e. smith says:

2Cents worth.
There won’t be a King William IV any time soon. it has already been decided that Prince William if he ascends to the throne, either before his father or later, will become King George VII, after his great grandfather (who himself was actually named Albert.
G

• oeman50 says:

Maybe we should make him “King of the Earth” to save us all from globull warming and that nasty capitalism.

• joe says:

the brit’s usually say: “god save the queen” so technically she doesn’t have to worry about the 96-mon eco collapse, the ordinary brits are on their own

• drednicolson says:

God save the queen. The prince is on his own.

• czechlist says:

God save the queen – but Jesus keeps his money at the 1st National bank.
Jesus saves!

• “the brit’s” don’t ‘usually’ say “god save the queen”.
There are an enormous number of us opposed the parasitic royals who have been a drain on our resources for generations simply for a bit of tourist curiosity.
There presence promotes the concept of fascism amongst developing countries with the concept of a grand leader, with a lavish lifestyle, dictating to the commoners. You need only watch the footage of despots in their finery which mirrors the military foundations of the British monarchy.
It’s high time these over privileged, land grabbing thief’s, were stripped of their ill gotten gains, to be returned to the public.
Perhaps Charlie boy should consider that before opening his ever widening trap about socialism, or in his case, any subject he care to pontificate about.
And if anyone else has read about Al Gores ‘Gentleman’s’ qualification from Harvard(?) where the children of the wealthy are awarded a ‘C’ pass under any circumstances, Charlie boy was just the same. A notable intellectual dunce who, because of his wealth and inherited position, continues to make illogical and idiotic pronouncements on any subject he see’s fit.
The man was, is, and continues to be a buffoon.
So in fact I’ll retract my first statement. God save the Queen indeed, the longer she lives the less time this idiot will rule over our country when he succeeds her.

• Goldrider says:

Ain’t it a scream how the nobs who live on the biggest pile of dividends all claim to be “anti-capitalist?” Wot? They going to go wait tables or drive a bus or something? Crock o’ shite!

• Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, most likely will be crowned as the king Philip I

• Peter Morris says:

Dude why do you think the Queen is still alive? She’s holding on, through sheer willpower, to make sure her idiot son is on the throne for as little time as possible.

• Les Francis says:

The queens mum lived to 101 – so – the genetics might be with her.

• CraigAustin says:

The poor woman, she wakes every morning and hope to read her son’s obituary.

2. jorgekafkazar says:

Long live the Queen!

• ralfellis says:

….or long live King William IV.

• rapscallion says:

Already taken as pointed out by 3¢worth above !

Anyone who declares the outcome to the month is whistling past the graveyard.

4. M Courtney says:

You know he’s an idiot, right?
Long live the Queen!

• michael hart says:

Pretty much everybody knows he’s an idiot. Even the BBC gives him decreasing attention these days, whether he is predicting the end of the world next week, or whenever his plants tell him it will happen.
I think even most of the media actually treat him as one level below ‘fake news’, if you can believe it.

• Flaviator says:

I suspect Prince Chuckie is in many ways to the UK what Al Gore is to the U.S.

• Offsks says:

Royals really aren’t great thinkers despite their pedigree and education.

• Goldrider says:

Been hit in the head by one too many polo mallets.

• NW sage says:

Yes, but being hit on the head had no effect on his intelligence because there isn’t any!

• Russ Wood says:

But England has a history of mad kings! After all, we have to thank George III for the split between the English in America and the English in England.

5. Latitude says:

We’ve passed so many tipping points already….why don’t we just declare it a total loss and go on about our business

• rocketscientist says:

Perhaps we have been through so many “tipping points” that we are now right-side-up again?

• Richmond says:

Good pitch, I can roll with your idea.

• Louis says:

Either way, Al Gore and Prince Charles say we have passed the tipping point. There is nothing more we can do. So let’s take them at their word and do nothing more. Dropping out of the Paris Agreement was a good start.

• Latitude
…passed so many… There you go! It’s all over but the crying, so let’s hop in the SUV and go down to the bar and have a beer in air conditioned comfort.

• MarkW says:

A cold beer, or British style?

• Cyrus P. "Cy" Stell, PE, CEM, CBCP says:

…and fire up the barbecue grille while you’re at it!!!

• And according to the IEA, the clock has already run out. From the 2011 IEA World Energy Outlook:
“If internationally co-ordinated action is not implemented by 2017, we project that all permissible CO2 emissions in the 450 Scenario will come from the infrastructure then existing, so that all new infrastructure from then until 2035 would need to be zero-carbon. This would theoretically be possible at very high cost, but probably not practicable in political terms.”
“If we do not change course, by 2015 over 90% of the permissible energy sector emissions to 2035 will already be locked in. By 2017, 100%.”
Maria van der Hoeven
Executive Director
International Energy Agency.
World Energy Outlook 2011

• Carbon BIgfoot says:

Is she related to that moron that runs Nation magazine. If she is understandably she’s a moron by heredity.

• Tom Halla says:

CB, I think it is wrong to defame intellectually dull people by comparing them to fanatics and con artists.

• MarkW says:

We’ve tipped over already, and nobody noticed.

6. Alan Robertson says:

The myriad consumer goods which people buy are produced and distributed by legions of people who have jobs now, but wouldn’t under a return to “old fashioned” ways, except as serfs and servants of the owner class, the Barons and Kings and Princes.

• Gary Pearse says:

The Champagne Socies would would need a lot of whipping boys and they would prefer sceptics, but of course feminists would be crying foul at the inequality of it all. And then there are a brace of other genders to be reckoned with. The boys would lose out I guess.

7. Alan Robertson says:

…and the owners of old came by their wealth and power at the point of a sword. How unfortunate for those clinging to the past, that their positions are threatened by those who have an opportunity through the modern ways to wealth; savvy, hard work and innovation.

• Alan Robertson says:

…made possible by individual Liberty and the right to own property.

• J Mac says:

…. and made possible by Capitalism.

8. rocketscientist says:

Meh…I value his opinions as much as I value Bill Nye’s. And Nye is far more educated in the sciences.
For all his hatred for capitalism I don’t see any relinquishing of the perks.
The motto of these hypocrites: “One for all…and the rest for me!”

9. Matt G says:

“Media propaganda” are the two words regarding this issue and many of the gullible.
The BBC and Guardian two of the main ones regarding the UK and if you believed half of what these mentioned, the world would have ended already. Don’t expect of these well known alarmists to have actually read any science papers or even question any findings without a scientific analytical mind.

10. Curious George says:

My East European friends wonder why the Queen is doing this to her children (meaning, not abdicating). Why? She is a wise Queen.

• AlexB says:

Still not 100% why Charlie and his brood are still in line for the throne. I’m assuming some restriction got lifted? Or was it only a point of honour that Elizabeth’s uncle abdicated? Not really up on my royal rules…

• john harmsworth says:

Why Alex? You want to apply?

• drednicolson says:

Reigning king dies, crown first goes to eldest son. Reigning queen dies, crown first goes to eldest male sibling. I think. Rules of royal succession can be silly complicated.

• george e. smith says:

Well Lord M of B could fill you in on that lack of history knowledge.
His Grandfather played a significant role in that event; absent which, we would all be speaking German.
G

• MarkW says:

Much of the time, the rules of succession boil down to which side has the bigger army.

11. S. Andersson says:

Predictions are difficult, especially those about the future.

12. Frank_H says:

Why do people who have no real climate knowledge say such asinine things that only make them look stupid latter?

• john harmsworth says:

That a really good question! If you’re stupid enough-you have no idea how stupid you look! I think that has the ring of truth to it!

• James Fosser says:

Only intelligent people are mentally equipped to know how stupid they are.

• thallstd says:

Or, put another way: When you’re dead, you don’t know you’re dead. Only your family and friends know. The same is true when you’re stupid.

• Walter Dnes says:

It’s called the “Dunning–Kruger effect” as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein persons of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.

13. Kpar says:

Well, it looks like it’s too late. Pass me a beer and we’ll all go down together.
No point in worrying about spilt milk, is there?

• Kpar says:

Plus, it’s easy to be a Socialist when someone else has to pick up the tab…

14. It’s all that damn royal intermarriage coming into play.

• Kpar says:

Recessive genes, indeed.

15. My general impression is that Prince Charles is not the sharpest tool in the box. That said, he is simply reflecting what he has been told by UNFCCC and IPCC and BBC. By comparison, former US Sec. State Kerry said global warming was the world’s biggest problem. Not North Korea, not Iran, not Islamical racidalism. Thereby proving Swiftboat Kerry to be as dumb as he looks.

• Latitude says:

BTW Charles…you’re doing an excellent job of keeping the blog hopping

• Latitude says:

don’t know why that posted to Rud!……but you’re doing a great job too! 🙂

• L, agree about CtM. About me, not so much. 🙂

• Michael darby says:

Judging someone’s intelligence by the beliefs they hold proves you aren’t very intelligent. I’m sure that there are a lot of people that would judge you to be dumb based on the “nonsense” you spout.
.
Judging someone as dumb based on their looks, (Swiftboat Kerry to be as dumb as he looks) just makes your lack of intelligence even worse.

• D. J. Hawkins says:

I don’t know which side of the pond you are on, or what generation you belong to, but Kerry’s looks have been compared to the Adams family’s butler, Lurch, who was also not known for his brilliance.
http://cheezburger.com/7167584512
A bit of a stretch, perhaps, but there you have it.

• Michael darby says:

Ted Cassidy was not dumb.

• Michael darby says:

Do you have a problem discerning the difference between the character portrayed on the screen by an actor, and reality? Looks like Americans did just that in electing the guy with that thing on his head.

• JohnWho says:

Um, Ted Cassidy was fairly smart,
but
Lurch, not so much.

• Sheri says:

“Judging someone as dumb based on their looks” “Looks like Americans did just that in electing the guy with that thing on his head.”
I can’t tell if you’re just oblivious to your lack of reason and logic, or you hate the American president based on his looks but love Kerry based on his, while claiming looks don’t count.

• Michael darby says:

A swing and a miss Sheri. Americans elected the character portrayed on the TV show “The Apprentice.” They are slowly learning that the “actor” isn’t anything like the guy on TV.
….
“discerning the difference between the character portrayed on the screen by an actor, and reality? ”

• drednicolson says:

The most intelligent people are often the most vulnerable to accepting nonsense and indulging in intellectual dishonesty to defend that nonsense. The smarter you are, the better you are at lying to yourself

• Michael darby says:

Hawkins, your problem is you can’t distinguish the act from the actor.
..
“Lurch” is not real, but Ted Cassidy is. For your information something that is not real can neither be “dumb” nor can it be “intelligent.” Tell me, is Mickey Mouse dumb or is Mickey Mouse intelligent?

• Michael darby says:

drednicolson, I disagree, a lot of dumb folks are very vulnerable to accepting nonsense and indulging in intellectual dishonesty to defend that nonsense.

• Michael darby says:

Drednicolson, also The dumber you are, the better you are at lying to everyone (i.e. politicians and lawyers)

• My usual comment rule per this blogs rules is play the ball, not the man. This post was, however, about Prince Charles’ nutty failed 2009 predictions. Still, played the ball not the man and blamed warmunist ‘propaganda’ for Charles misguided pronouncements.
In Kerry’s case, a deserved exception proves the general rule. AGW a bigger problem than nuclear DPRK? Than Daesh? The ball is the man when he is SecState of US.
As for Trump, MD, Deplorables have spoken. Get used to it. They will speak again in 2018 and 2020. You will need to get used to that, also. Its tough for progressives when the silent majority decides not not to remain silent. Brexit. Trump. Macron. All repudiating an unworkable status quo.

• Michael darby says:

LOL Macron……He not a “deplorable”, he’s a centrist…..you seem to have forgotten what happened to the real French “deplorable” Marine Le Pen.
..
PS, keep an eye on the approval rating of the Deplorable in the Oval Orifice.

• Michael darby says:

Ristvan claims he will “play the ball, not the man.”
..
Excellent

Please change: “Prince Charles is not the sharpest tool in the box” to “Prince Charles’ predictions are not the sharpest of tools in the box.”

That way you’d be following your own rule.

• Hey Griff, that’s a pretty stupid comment! People’s beliefs are a direct reflection of their intelligence. On your latter point you are correct, however, it is wrong to judge people by the quality of their dental work. Not so much on the quantity of their plastic surgury, though.

• South River Independent says:

Michael darby, apparently you cannot read. ristvan did not call Macron a “deplorable.” His point is that the ignored voters have wised up to the fact that the entrenched politicians care only for their themselves. The Republicans mistakenly believe that they won the last election. Trump won and any Republicans who oppose his policies that his supporters favor will find themselves voted out of office at the first opportunity. The Democrats have not figured this out either. Many of their voters are starting to wake up, too. If there are enough candidates who support Trump and oppose the establishment in the next mid-term elections, things will be very interesting.

• TA says:

“They are slowly learning that the “actor” isn’t anything like the guy on TV.”
That’s what Putin said about Trump after their meeting last week.
I assume Putin meant he’s not anything like he is portrayed by the Leftstream media. And he’s not. Trump’s supporters think they are seeing a supercharged Ronald Reagan in action. Maybe Putin is starting to think that way, too.

• J Mac says:

John Kerry is not the swiftest boat in the water…..

• TA says:

Don’t get me started on John Kerry.

16. The only public figure I can bring to mind of top of head who isn’t a total maroon on this is the tv botanist David Bellamy. Well he was a tv botanist but now he’s an unemployed tv botanist for calling the global warming bs out – in a shock result.

• DaveR says:

David Bellamy is still a well regarded figure around the world for his common sense environmental work. And now in (my) later life he is even more well regarded for his common sense global warming views that fell foul of the leftist consensus. He lost most of his TV work and many of his committee positions because of it.

• TA says:

“for his common sense global warming views that fell foul of the leftist consensus.”
“Leftist consensus”. That’s a good way to put it. And the leftist consensus will punish you if you don’t go along with their agenda.

17. Trebla says:

96 months? You mean, if we had done something in month 95, we could have averted disaster, but now it’s too late? Why didn’t his highness remind us last month? Oh, the fox hunt was on? Sorry, who knew?.

• Matt G says:

Well 96 months ago if we could have used all resources and stopped the strong El Nino, the world would have been saved. (/sarc)

• Jeff Mitchell says:

Now that it is too late, what me worry? (credit: Alfred E Neuman)
If we cannot now change the future, the tipping point having been passed, we might as well sit back and enjoy the show. No need for more studies, conventions or any other expenditures. These guys remind me of the religious people who pick a date for the rapture, all their followers get excited, and then nothing happens, and then they move the date down the road.
The tipping point must always be in the future or the gravy train ends.

• tom0mason says:

Don’t tell HRH.

• Duncan says:

Michael, I learned this here too sometime back (O2 from H2O). It’s a education worth repeating.

• >>
Solar energy is NOT used to remove oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2.)
<<
It’s interesting that the overall equation for photosynthesis is:
$\displaystyle 6C{{O}_{2}}+6{{H}_{2}}O\xrightarrow{Light}{{C}_{6}}{{H}_{12}}{{O}_{6}}+6{{O}_{2}}$
(For example see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis)
There’s 6 carbon atoms on the left and 6 carbon atoms on the right; 12 hydrogen atoms on the left and 12 hydrogen atoms on the right; and 18 oxygen atoms on the left and 18 oxygen atoms on the right. You need 12 oxygen atoms on the right for the 6 oxygen molecules. There’s not enough oxygen atoms in the 6 molecules of water on the left. I wonder where the other 6 oxygen atoms come from?
Jim

• Richmond says:

Good illustration. Plants make sugars that feed all kinds of critters. I tend to use the carbohydrates produced by this chemistry of life as ethanol in an aqueous solution. Right now I am drinking an extract from Vitis Vinifera fruit that has been modified by saccharomyces c. yeast. Life is good!

• Russ Wood says:

What vintage?

18. rogerthesurf says:

“caused by unchecked consumerism.”
What a hypocrite! When did he last have to work for his weeks food?
I have a great respect for the queen as a person, but because I know that capitalism is the only way to feed me, my family and every other normal person inthe world, I have very little respect for the institution of royalty or aristocracy.
“Charles is a fervent environmentalist and critic of capitalism”
Well in spite of his impeccable ancestry, with only a fuzzy period about Richard III’s time, poor old Charles is simply not very bright.
He would be a good candidate for being a weather forecaster though.

19. Zigmaster says:

Thank God that the tipping point has now been reached. This means that no matter what we do we are now doomed. Resistance is now futile. We now can no longer save future generations from this inevitable fate. Any money or sacrifices expensed will have no impact and make no difference. So what is the conclusion we make from all this.
LET’S PARTY !!

• ssat says:

Logical. Climate science can now return to its prior classification of esoteric.

• Sheri says:

Also means rejecting the Paris Accord was the right move. No matter what we do, we’re toast according to Charles. No reason to participate in any more silliness.

20. john harmsworth says:

There must be a remote island somewhere without power or resources and with lots of voracious wildlife where he can be king of the coconuts.

• Ross King says:

One nut talking to lots of others?

21. The Reverend Badger. says:

He talks to plants.
I have nothing else to say.

• Pop Piasa says:

A Botanical DooLittle! Do they respond and converse?

• rocketscientist says:

Well, the did try to tell him about photosynthesis, but only ended up confusing and annoying him. 🙂

• john harmsworth says:

My petunias all say you’re mean!

• Sheri says:

Switch to daisies. They aren’t as judgmental.

So tulips are schizophrenic?

• Richmond says:

With the decline of bees many flowers go un-pollinated. I assist the plants in my garden with manual pollination. It may make the neighbor lady giggle, but I find it helps to talk to the plants while I violate them.
So, does saying “Baby, oh baby” help while digitally penetrating a flower to play with the stamen? I do not know, and frankly do not care. I have squash while others have squat.
Life is good.

22. WR says:

It’s easy to denigrate capitalism when you’ve never had to work a day in your life, provide a service people want and value, build something that make other people’s life better, etc.

• Cyrus P. "Cy" Stell, PE, CEM, CBCP says:

That’s exactly the point… with unchecked capitalism, EVERYONE has the chance to join the ranks of the wealthy, and then Prince Chuckie wouldn’t be so “special” anymore!

23. Richmond says:

Prince Charles was known for talking about grey goo. Hmm… what is grey and might be gooey with the Prince?
I’m still waiting for the Nano-bot apocalypse. There is Charles’ version or the one presented on Futurama. Little benders hold better entertainment value so I will go with the obvious comedy.

24. With the media’s latest hawking of Hawking’s proclamations of climate doom, and in honor of surpassing Prince Charles’ deadline of doom, I hereby celebrate the stupendous stupidity of it all with this digital concoction I just did celebrating yet another outlandish display of alarmism at the following link:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-part
https://www.dropbox.com/s/beh8f6u4qvbzf2d/NewYorkScarezine.jpg?raw=1
Just amazing.

• You got some photoshop/whatever chops.
Ridicule is one of the sharpest political waepons skeptics have. Carry on.

25. Twobob says:

Listen hear! you lot.
I am dam lucky to have as future king, Charlie.
If we were to have a right thinking person as King,
Oh! the trouble that would cause.
This big eared chap fits the roll, just fine.
Tell a lot of balderdash, get him to believe it, no problems.
All we have to do then, is say your correct my liege.
The fellow then toddles of, happy to talk to his plants.
Leave the chap alone, he is just what is needed.
God save Lizzie.
sarc.

• Russ Wood says:

“If we were to have a right thinking person as King,
Oh! the trouble that would cause.”
You mean like the USA under Emperor Obama? Well, the way he went roughshod over the “Checks & Balances” it sure looked like he THOUGHT he was!

26. Prince Charles: “Everyone else must make do with less, so that I can make do with more.”
Self-righteous dangerously inbred product of the European royal families.

• Sheri says:

Isn’t that what Al Gore said?

• rocketscientist says:

One for all… and the rest for me!

27. James Fosser says:

I thought he only confided with his daffodils!

28. Patrick Meagher says:

He could just pull a Phil Jones and extend the deadline another 96 months.
Hide the decline!

29. Prince Charles: “Everyone else must make do with less, so that I can make do with more.”
Self-righteous dangerously inbred product of the European royal families .

30. I Came I Saw I Left says:

Why is there even a queen/king of England? This is the 21st century for crying out loud.

• rocketscientist says:

Because it’s their country and they can run how ever they damn well like.

• Annie says:

Too right!

• Barbara Skolaut says:

Hear, hear, rocket.

• george e. smith says:

She pays her way.
Why do we even bother to teach history any more. Today’s youth can’t even think beyond the next try at winning that video game on their latest finger toy.
The USA now has about 241 years of history behind it, and “Americans” around double that give or take.
“Europeans” have two to three thousand years of getting to where they are, and some other cultures leave most of us in the dust.
If none of that means anything to you, why are you even here reading this blog ??
Some of us hope to exit this place, and leave it in a better condition than it was when we came into it.
Most of the readers here have no idea at all, just what the heck goes on at Buckingham Palace, day in and day out, It all helps preserve the origins or what some of us think is what makes being human different from being simply mammal.
I don’t think that I could survive being born to a life that would be totally pre-ordained from before I’m even born.
Who was the last mega-millions lottery winner, who “lived happily ever after” ? ?
G

• The monarchy promotes “social cohesion”. It is far more important than “diversity” and “inclusivity”.

• Patrick MJD says:

“george e. smith July 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm
She pays her way.”
She, as in HRH QE2, I don’t recall when it was, didn’t “pay her way”. She doesn’t “earn” anything either rather receives “income” from the civil list.

• george e. smith says:

It seems that a great many Americans upon visiting the UK can’t wait to get to Buckingham Palace to observe the changing of the guard or whatever else is going on. Well at the same time they denigrate the very thing they came to see.
For a great many people the question is why on earth would one visit the UK, if it wasn’t for the pageantry of history. HRH QE2 brings in more tourist dollars than it takes to support the Royals.
No I left the colonies to come and be an American; without a hyphen.
Single greatest obscenity I know of in the English Language, is to put a hyphen in front of the word American.
But I still appreciate what my ancestry means.
Just imagine if I had been born in the remains of the Spanish Colonial Empire instead.
There’s an example for all the world to see. Almost single handedly destroyed the ancient civilizations of Meso-America.
G

31. richard says:

I wonder if the poor sausage understands why the grain prices are low especially when he predicted ecosystem collapse.
Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut | Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-storage-analysis-idUSKBN17D0EO
11 Apr 2017 – A mountain of grain sits in a storage pile, as midwestern grain farmers and merchants struggle to find storage space after three years of record …

• DonM says:

If the old prince got his way, and consumerism economy disappeared, the replacement economy would sooner need to cannibalize the underlying non-producing institutions such as his.
The old prince needs to realize that the masses will not knowingly take less, they will take his first.

32. roger says:

An ice free arctic by 2013 was another of his forecasts that failed.
God help us if he becomes King.

33. Owen says:

The contradiction I cannot fathom is that someone like Charles believes in the science of runaway climaticism and its ability to change the climate but has no faith in science to find answers to problems like feeding the world’s population as science has done for decades.

34. Gunga Din says:

We Just Passed Prince Charles’s 96-Month Deadline to Save The World From ‘Ecosystem Collapse’

So….this winter we should all “Heat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die!”?

• David Cage says:

If he was right about global warming if we use heat lavishly form fossil fuels we would have got enough warming not to need it in the future so our use would have declined anyway. That is why they had to change it to climate change and ignore the strange thing that if we did not get global warming then we could not have climate change from the greenhouse effect without first having the warming.

35. Fear is just too much fun, I guess.
Next Halloween I will be dressing as a flaming planet Earth. [ghoulish laugh track playing in the background, screams, crackling sounds of burning flesh, etc.]
Rationality is boring and NOT newsworthy.

• Mark - Helsinki says:

No dressing up as earth, that’s cultural appropriation and earthist

• Yes, you’re right. I had not thought about that.
I’ll dress up as a “scientist” instead.

36. Bonny Prince Charlie is a Monty Pythonesque upper class twit, lifetime championship award-winner.

• David Cage says:

Not fair to Monty Python. Charles is not even a funny twit , just a very rude ignorant one. When proved wrong as hindsight has done with no uncertainty factor whatever as we are past the deadline with little if no effect this ignorant twit has not even the decency to apologise with the same publicity level his original insults got.

37. Ian says:

The earth will be fine. Humanity might be gone but this sphere of rocks will carry on for billions of more years until the sun consumes it in a supernova.

• MarkW says:

Our sun isn’t big enough to go supernova. Plain old everyday novas for us.

• >>
Our sun isn’t big enough to go supernova. Plain old everyday novas for us.
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Good grief! It will neither nova nor supernova. The Sun is a G2 spectral class, main sequence, yellow, dwarf star. When the Sun leaves the main sequence, it will become a red giant (also called the helium sequence). At the end, it will simply lose its outer layers as a planetary nebula and leave behind a white dwarf. The Earth won’t survive the red giant phase–talk about real global warming!
Jim

38. Mark - Helsinki says:

oh its all OK now, Charlie boy has pushed thermageddon back to 2050

39. Russell Johnson says:

Nothing stinks worse than the BS Charley and Al Gore continue to spread. Neither has the awareness to scrape it off their shoes………

40. Bill J says:

Nothing to worry about most countries signed on to the Paris Accord so the world is saved. See we didn’t actually have to DO anything it’s the thought that counts. It’s like pressing Like on Facebook. It doesn’t do anything meanful but you can feel good about yourself because you showed you care. That’s what matters.

• Bill J, I think that you have explained this well — yeah, the Paris Accord is very similar to Facebook — it’s a big show of approval for the IDEA of the whole world cooperating to achieve a common goal. It’s showing a “like” for this IDEA. Climate change just happens to be the dressing. It does not have to be a rational idea, … just a symbol — SOMETHING to pin the “like” on.
It’s a raceless, sexless, genderless entity that shows no prejudice towards any faction of humanity, no ill towards any animal. It’s the PERFECT common enemy.
Can you name a better candidate for a common enemy? It’s a big idealistic hand-holding party. Let’s sing together now.

41. Fred Brohn says:

I will re-calculate. Your deaths will be indescribable.

42. Lazo says:

England’s “Profit” of of Doom has now spoken. Soon we’ll hear from our very own “Profit” of Doom about his new film, his inconvenient sequel, as he rakes in profits in the millions we can hope not.

43. Art says:

Charles is a fervent critic of capitalism because he wants to return to his feudalism roots, and his environmentalism is just a tool to put us all in our places as serfs at his beck and command.
When he starts living like he actually believes what he’s preaching, then I might start to believe that he believes.

• hunter says:

The irony is he IS living out what he is preaching: huge benefits for the royals, serfdom for the rest of us.

44. Louis says:

“Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust.”
All I know is that nature refuses to give me a loan. So she might as well go bust as far as I’m concerned.

45. David Cage says:

The one function of the monarchy should be to provide an uncontentious figurehead. Since Charles has so spectacularly failed in this he should never be allowed to succeed as head of state. He is also no gentleman as any gentleman would have apologised for the gratuitous insults he used to describe those who correctly given hindsight said climate scientists were talking bovine excrement.
Some of us were also so much more educated in practical engineering than any scientists that we could correctly point out why whey would be wrong, from our training is both signal analysis to determine the climate normal progression and from our ability to see that the had no concept of the inadequacies of their data collection in urban areas.
Data readily available shows not one of the claimed records are in fact real when intermediate non urban points are used.

• Russ Wood says:

Then there was the King John of Magna Carta fame, of whom Marriot Edgar wrote:
“Being King, of course, he could do no wrong. But by gum, he’d a bloody good try!”
Marriot Edgar’s comic poem is at https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/magna-carta/ and was famously read by Stanley Holloway.

46. Mr Alex Mason says:

Hate capitalism does he? So maybe he’ll reduce the price on his over-priced “Duchy Originals” organic food brand. Its a global success apparently and has been adopted by the likes of Waitrose in the UK. Hmmm capitalism is bad. Except when its making him richer.
The usual guff from a man who doesn’t have to live in the world everyone else does; do as I say, not as I do and a massive hypocrite to boot.

47. Mark - Helsinki says:

Environmentalism is a luxury.
When you have to burn dung for heat, you don’t give a hoot about environmentalism

• drednicolson says:

The smoke from smoldering dung also functions as an all-natural, sustainable mosquito repellant. So why don’t the yuppie Greens use it at their summer garden parties?

48. hunter says:

Clever prophets if doom secure their profits by avoiding firm deadlines. Apocalyptic claptrap cannot thrive if specific deadlines are stated. Enough of the rubes may remember the deadline and realize they have been conned. That is bad for the apocalyptic claptrap business.

49. CheshireRed says:

So HRH Prince Charles was talking sh1te too then, alongside every other predictor of human doom in history that has been flat-out wrong. Paul Ehrlich, every advocate of Peak Oil, food crisis, crops crisis, population crisis, you-name-it-it’s-a-crisis crisis. The thing is predictions of wealth, health and human happiness don’t make the news, nor do they generate grant funding. ‘If it bleeds, it leads’, is the editors maxim and with good reason.

50. theguvnor says:

He’s the complete opposite to his father ‘Phil the Greek’ who hasn’t lost his marbles.

• Non Nomen says:

It is said that his father wanted to put him up for adoption, but nobody wanted him. So they sent him to Gordonstoun. That didnt’t help either.

51. MarkW says:

I was reading this morning about a study that “proves” that we are in the midst of a 6th mass extinction event and nobody has noticed.
Apparently there have been billions of local and sub-populations of animals that have been wiped out without anyone taking note.
So apparently, Charles’s environmental collapse has already occurred.

• I just cured my cold, wiping untold numbers of organisms in the process. How shall I designate this mass extinction?
Even more shocking is this:
https://www.treehugger.com/cars/trillions-of-insects-killed-by-cars-every-year-says-study.html
Last May, Dutch biologist Arnold van Vliet embarked on a bold and buggy mission to count how many insects are killed by cars — and six weeks later, the results are in.
To perform the census of bug vs. car fatalities, the researcher enlisted the help of around 250 drivers to count the number of squashed insects on their front licence plates per distance travelled. After some simple math, van Vliet has arrived at a figure that is nothing short of astronomical.
With the help of volunteer squished-insect-counters submitting data to a web site devoted to the dead bug census, SplashTeller, biologists have learned a bit more about how deadly driving can be. All told, over the course of six weeks and 19,184 miles of travel, the smooshed bodies of no less than 17,836 insects were discovered — on the cars’ front licence plates alone. That averages to two insects killed (in that particular area of the vehicle) for every 6.2 miles traveled.
While the lives of a couple of bugs may not seem like much, van Vliet is quick to point out that all those little deaths really add up — to nearly a trillion insect fatalities caused by cars every six months in the Netherlands alone.

• So, forget the CO2 problem with driving fossil-fuel propelled motor vehicles. The REAL problem is insect vehicular homicide.
I had no idea. Humankind is truly despicable ! … We should all stop driving imMEDIATELY, start walking everywhere we go, and cover our faces, so that we avoid inhaling any living creature accidentally and killing it. Death is so unnatural.

• J Mac says:

I can see the animal rights protestors making their signs now….
Stop The Senseless Slaughter Of Insects On Our Nations Highways!
Insects Are People Too!

• rocketscientist says:

Let’s hope the eco-loons don’t take their lunacy too far or they will cease personal hygiene to preserve their “biosphere”. Perhaps it would reduce their time disrupting the planet.

• DonM says:

Those bugs are way more intelligent than all that. They have an innate feel for the direction that the earth is heading, with the 6th mass extinction already rolling along so fast it cant’t be stopped.
Humanity (the so called apex creatures on earth) and its blatant uncaring oppression that forces those poor empathetic bugs into deeper and deeper depression is the primary cause of those trillions of suicides.

52. MarkW says:

I find it fascinating how someone with the lifestyle that Charles enjoys, is so worried about other people’s addiction to “consumerism”.

53. Ryan S. says:

Prince Chuckles
Long live the Queen!

54. Olen says:

Like Gore he is a good for me but not for thee kind of guy. According to Hungary Today publication Prince Charles also has an estate in Transylvania that looks very good.

• Non Nomen says:

So he is breeding bats as well? Bloodsuckers like each other…

55. UK Sceptic says:

If Charlie Jug-Ears is such an ardent criticism of capitalism and an enthusiastic proponent of climate alarmism how come his garage is full to bursting with high-end and very expensive motor vehicles?
Prince of Wails. King of Hypocrits.
Many of us Brits hope the succession will skip a generation. And a good thing it would be too.

• Tom Anderson says:

Yes, I see how a man like him would give monarchy a bad name.

• Non Nomen says:

…how come his garage is full to bursting with high-end and very expensive motor vehicles?

These are all gifts he didn’t dare to refuse.

56. Scarface says:

Prince Charles… the man that wanted to be the tampon of his girlfriend. Sick puppy.

• Iceman says:

I thought he wanted to be reincarnated as a deadly virus, so die already.

• Scarface says:

That was the wish of his father, Prince Philip.
There’s something very wrong with that family.

57. brianrlcatt says:

Kein Angst, Charlie the daft. Your friends the trees ate all the CO2 regardles of amount, starting with creating our atmosphere from 95% CO2, and have kept it at the minimum to support the carbon cycle, including them and us, at well under 1% for Billions of years. They like the job, are not bothered by another 100ppm or so, and know MIchael Mann et al are science denying frauds on the facts of how the natural climate really works. And you have the advantage on us that you can even ask them :-). At least your Dad knows you are just another nutty science denying Malthusian, who thinks we should all be feudal and agrarian again, as long as he is one of the privileged few. Why should those of us who are educated to understand the issues you are not, do more than laugh at your delusional and regressive stupidity on the facts? Frack off. A great argument for a Republic.

• Non Nomen says:

He is straightening all his streams, ditches and brooks. He doesn’t like cromwells…

58. I meant “as long as YOU are oe of the privileged few”. Charles, that is, not Phil who understands and supports the application of hard sums and reality rather than delusional ignorance and received opinion the hard of science Charles chooses to believe or not. Patron of the RAE who early on debunked the renewable energy nonsense peddled in the name of climate change it makes expensively worse if from CO2, by bad law.