We have 18 months to save world, Prince Charles warns Commonwealth leaders

From The Telegraph

Hannah Furness, Royal Correspondent

11 July 2019 • 9:00pm

The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders they have 18 critical months to solve climate change and restore the balance of nature, ensuring the survival of the human race.

The Prince, addressing foreign ministers from around the Commonwealth, said they were “uniquely positioned” to lead the world by example, urging them to match ambition with “the practical action that is required”.

Speaking as the future head of the Commonwealth, a position which was confirmed during a convention in London last year, he emphasised that the next 18 months would see “critical meetings that will collectively determine the global agenda for the coming decade”.

The leaders of Commonwealth countries will gather next year in Rwanda for a week-long summit, at which they will discuss the “unparalleled challenges caused by rapid climate change and biodiversity loss”.

In a speech during a reception at Clarence House, the Prince said: “Ladies and gentlemen, I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.

Prince Charles is a lifelong champion of the environment

Prince Charles, photographed in Dorset, is a lifelong champion of the environment Credit: PA

“Next year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, therefore, could not be more important and I can only say how much I look forward, I hope, to seeing you and your leaders in Kigali so that we will succeed in raising our level of ambition, while matching it with the practical action that is required.

“I truly believe that the Commonwealth is uniquely positioned to join forces and lead the world by example.

“And your Excellencies, for what it’s worth, I stand ready to support you in these efforts and to seeing the Commonwealth at the forefront of a global solution.”

The Prince has long spoken about his deep concern for the future of the planet, urging leaders to focus on the threat presented by climate change.

Praising the Commonwealth’s shared values, he said: “This unity and strength will be vital in the years ahead for, as you know only too well, we are facing unparalleled challenges caused by rapid climate change and biodiversity loss.

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July 13, 2019 2:04 am

He must be referring to the climate change that might occur if the UK government continues down the pathological path of egging conflict and war with nuclear capable countries.

Reply to  Silversurfer
July 13, 2019 3:27 am

I thought he might be referring to the Brexit timetable 🙂

Curious George
Reply to  Silversurfer
July 13, 2019 2:49 pm

God save the Queen.

Reply to  Curious George
July 14, 2019 2:28 pm


Brent Hargreaves
July 13, 2019 2:31 am

Climate has always changed. The notion that Man significantly affects it is absurd.
Since time immemorial there have been apocalypse myths; this is merely its latest incarnation.

R Shearer
Reply to  Brent Hargreaves
July 13, 2019 4:54 am

Speaking of incarnation, who but a prince (Charles), would where a suit and tie, complete with a pink carnation to plant a tree?

Gerry, England
Reply to  R Shearer
July 13, 2019 5:33 am

Lots of people if they are carrying out an official duty since to dress otherwise would be disrespectful.

Reply to  R Shearer
July 13, 2019 6:09 am

Melania Trump had stilettos and a $4000 skirt. Come on, it’s a ceremony for the press, not actual gardening.

People are often in seen in $4000 suits plus a hard hat for ground breaking ceremonies. Again, press event, not actual construction.

R Shearer
Reply to  Sheri
July 13, 2019 9:45 am

Just goes to show that money, if one has enough, is a suitable substitute for brains.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sheri
July 13, 2019 9:49 am

Even the shovel is just a prop, shiny new and not a spec of dirt on it

Reply to  Sheri
July 13, 2019 8:37 pm

Well, Sheri, I’d frankly much (much, much) rather watch Melania in 6-inch stilettos and a $20 skirt slice bread than spend even 5 seconds of my time on Earth paying attention to any, any thing done or spoken by the unfortunate and deluded Prince of Wales.

The Welsh are lovely folk and must be mightily ashamed to be associated with this defective offspring.

God Save the Queen!

Reply to  R Shearer
July 13, 2019 2:00 pm

I all seriousness, I’m offended by charlie the bonnie prince. I could care less for anything an “official” DANDY of a descendant of George III does or says! Yes, some of us American’s know our LINEAL HERITAGE too, going way back. At the head of my 7th great-grand father’s grave in North Carolina (Lt. Thomas McCulloch), on his head stone are inscribed these words: “Here lies the body of Lieutenant Thomas McCULLOCH, belonging to Colonel Campbell’s Virginia Regiment, who lost his life in and for the Honourable, just and Righteous cause of Liberty in defeating Colonel Ferguson’s infamous company of BANDITTI at King’s Mountain October seventh, 1780.” >> http://bkmnp.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/McCullough-Thomas.pdf

It appears KIng George III is prince charlie’s VERY favourite (english-style for favorite) ancestor !! >> https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/9738292/Prince-Charles-names-King-George-III-as-his-most-respected-monarch.html. Well, Lt. Thomas McCulloch is my VERY favorite ancestor as he, with two sons and a brother by his side kicked prince-charlie’s George III’s threatening BANDITTI’s arse. Later, more of my family kicked british arse again 1812 too. I’m also a proud denier of global climate-change propaganda-machine claims.

Keith Bryer
Reply to  PaWi
July 13, 2019 10:22 pm

Proving once again that people who read history have the best BS detectors. Greens on the other hand read ( I think) graphs and believe them without question.

Andy Espersen
July 13, 2019 2:38 am

He won’t even make it to be king.

David Chappell
Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 13, 2019 5:01 am

That’s what he’s worried about…

Johnny Cuyana
Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 13, 2019 6:18 am

I cringe whenever I see some “Western” nation which finds it necessary to maintain a HEREDITARY ROYALTY system. It tells me, in no uncertain terms, that such a nation is NOT QUITE READY for democracy; where, by definition, it retains some multi-tiered legal system: one for the royalty, one for the lords and another for the SUBJECTS. IOW: NO! In front of the law, as defined by that very law, not everyone is treated equally!

Further, and reinforcing all of this, there ARE royals — see the subject of this article — who, apparently, see no irony in their station; where, ostensibly, they play this role to the hilt and they do not seem to be ashamed, embarrassed or inadequate — although, by the laws of nature, they should be — in any way.

Yet, the SUBJECTS, overall, seem to be fine with this. And, yes, we here in the USA, where we have our de facto multi-tiered legal system, essentially have similar challenges.

The foto caption reads: “Prince Charles, photographed in Dorset, is a lifelong champion of the environment Credit.” In response, to me, here is the question which jumps out: is he also a champion of the people; and, most importantly, which does he prioritize?

Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 13, 2019 8:25 am

The jug eared troll doesn’t have the slightest interest in humanity beyond his own dysfunctional family.

I have great respect for our Queen, she was thrust into a challenging role when her father died unexpectedly, but that’s as far as my interest goes.

The whole lot should be done away with when she dies.

Charles was a dunce at school; his marriage to Diana was a sham; his aunt was a raging alcoholic, his grandmother a foul mouthed tyrant, his brother has disappeared from sight (allegedly now gay); his father is a diplomatic moron; and Charles remains a dunce as an adult. The only one approaching normal is Princess Anne.

Virtually every despotic ruler in the world imitates them somehow believing the royal family rules the UK instead of us operating under the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world. The Scot’s largely despise them, the Welsh not far behind and a great deal of the English resent the public money wasted on them.

Time for them to go.

Reply to  HotScot
July 13, 2019 9:13 am

As an US citizen, I respect our lineal heritage with Great Britain, however we threw off the monarchy. I always think of the current constitutional monarchies as sustaining the descendants of the LAST MURDERER. As we all know, hereditary monarchies were ALL established and maintained by the sword until such time as they became constitutional, then the kings/queens no longer needed to fear overthrow. What great timing for the House of Windsor!

R Shearer
Reply to  Drake
July 14, 2019 3:59 pm

Reparations are in order.

J Mac
Reply to  HotScot
July 13, 2019 10:31 am

Prince Charles is analogous to our Al Gore in the USA. They both drone on about dire impending disasters that never happen… and never will. Both are eccentric environmental hypocrites and the spoiled progeny of very wealthy families.

Heap derision on the pusillanimous prince’s predictions for the next 18 months and then ‘exit from royalty’ (Rexit?) at 19 months. No need to look back, Union Jack. Just get yourself free!

Reply to  HotScot
July 13, 2019 11:44 am

Now don’t hold back, HotScot my friend, tell us how you really feel!

Speaking of the serious problems of hereditary royalty, we have that here in Canada too – our two worst Prime Ministers were Pierre Trudeau, the far-left best friend of Marxist tyrants like Fidel Castro, and his village-idiot son Justin – a minor chip of the old block. These two leftist scoundrel/imbeciles have done enormous harm to Canada, and rational analysis suggests that it was deliberate.


When Marxists want to sabotage a country, they increase energy costs unnecessarily, which cripples the economy. That is the left’s strategy, and it is working, except in the USA, China and a few other countries.

A key leftist strategy is to cripple the energy industry – examples are endless regulatory snarls and successful anti-pipeline movements – these have cost Canada $120 billion in lost revenues – a huge amount of money that should have been available for industrial re-investment, job creation, health, education, etc.

The leftists were the scourge of the 20th Century – Hitler, Stalin and Mao killed a total of about 200 million people. Then there are the many lesser leftists killers, who like Mao and Stalin almost always murdered their own citizens.

Almost 200 countries that once had viable economies are on a downward spiral – Zimbabwe and Venezuela lead the way, but many others follow. That is the Marxist agenda, and it is working.

Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

Reply to  HotScot
July 13, 2019 1:17 pm

I agree with your sentiments except for the fact that constitutional monarchies are the best and most successful forms of government around. The English chopped the head off their king to show who was boss, but they weren’t very good at being a republic. The constitutional monarchy system came into being when Victoria, the tubby indulgent one, refused her duties for such a long period following Albert’s death that Parliament had to muddle along. And lo and behold, our present system of having a supposed head of state who is allowed to say what he or she likes but is not allowed to do what they want has been a brilliant success closely copied by very many stable states around the world.
Besides, the antics of the royals are good for the economy in encouraging tourism and in supplying copy for women’s magazines.
The USA opted instead for an elected king with virtually unlimited power but only for a short term.
Charles is a buffoon who needs exposure to the realities of the world. His horticultural practices of having ex-servemen crawling on hands and knees at night picking bugs and slugs of his plants is madness. His crops would be too expensive for most consumers if he wasn’t able to subsidise them. As for his ridiculous wild meadows – give me a break. Where do I start to educate him in elementary economics and biology?

Gerard O’Dowd
Reply to  Johnny Cuyana
July 16, 2019 7:52 pm

Johnny: Although an American citizen, I’ve learned that the Monarchy represents and is the symbol of the historical continuity of the British State, once an Empire upon which the sun never set, now part of a Commonwealth of nations governed by traditions derived from English Common Law. The idea of Statehood must be distinguished from nation or country which is shorthand for the people who form and live within a State. As such the British Royalty does not represent the people of Great Britain per se. The representatives of the British people are elected to Parliament, in particular, the lower chamber, the House of Commons, whereas the upper chamber, the House of Lords, once represented the landed Aristocracy. Over time The landed Aristocracy lost political power to the burgeoning Mercantile Class and the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th C. The Party which wins a majority of seats In the House of Commons or in coalition with a second party to control Parliament gets to pick a PM, who selects a Cabinet, and forms a Government, to protect the nation, command the military, collect taxes, create budgets, run various departments, enforce the laws of the land, etc. What distinguishes Government in both a Parliamentary Monarchy as in Great Britain or a Constitutional Republic in the United States from an autocracy in Putin’s Russia or Madduro’s Venezuela, a tyranny or a dictatorship as in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union under Marxist-Leninism-Stalinist Communism is not only that it is elected, but that the duration of its time in power is limited according to Constitutional law or settled tradition.

As I understand it, British Government is an amalgam of Monarchical, Democratic, and Aristocratic Parliamentary institutions established after the Revolution of 1688 which followed the English Civil War in the 1640’s with the Ascension of William of Orange and Mary and the final downfall of the House of Stuart to create a stable form of Government after a fairly long period of unrest. If you consider the Branches of Government and the limited and enumerated powers of the Federal government as established by the US Constitution, the tripartite system mirrors the British system.

The long term strategy of the Marxist Left of the Democratic Party is to transform the American State as founded by the United States Constitution by changing the nation or its people through open borders and illegal immigration.

Reply to  Andy Espersen
July 13, 2019 11:39 am

I want to see Meghan Markle become king by proxy.

King Harry: “Yes, Dear. Whatever you say, Dear”.

Reply to  icisil
July 13, 2019 7:55 pm
July 13, 2019 2:48 am

Sadly the Prince confabulates the responsible tending and management of the planet with the gross rush to remove the very means we have to do this by cessation of fossil fuel derived energy.
Admittedly he doesn’t say this overtly but it is implied by his reference to an 18 month time scale.
The two objestives are totally incompatible; so what does a Royal do when faced with this dilemma. ? Yes: Couch the words in implied confabulation so the meaning rests in the ears of the listener.

Johnny Cuyana
Reply to  Alasdair
July 13, 2019 7:23 am

As stated elsewhere in these comments, the foto caption — of course, these are not his words — reads: “Prince Charles, photographed in Dorset, is a lifelong champion of the environment Credit.”

In response, to me, here is the question which jumps out: is he also a champion of the people; and, most importantly, which does he prioritize?

July 13, 2019 2:51 am


We have proven that the GCM-models used in IPCC report AR5 cannot compute correctly the natural component included in the observed global temperature. The reason is that the models fail to derive the influences of low cloud cover fraction on the global temperature. A too small natural component results in a too large portion for the contribution of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. That is why IPCC represents the climate sensitivity more than one order of magnitude larger than our sensitivity 0.24àC. Because the anthropogenic portion in the increased CO2 is less than 10 %, we have practically no anthropogenic climate change. The low clouds control mainly the global temperature.

Reply to  unka
July 13, 2019 3:25 am

Not sure why we need the comment post on that paper there is a whole thread on it.

Reply to  LdB
July 13, 2019 6:11 am

People appear to be excited about the paper and are posting it everywhere, cut and paste style. It seems it’s the new holy grail and everyone wants to be sure it’s out there. Unfortunately, it’s the usual cut and paste fever without thought.

Patrick MJD
July 13, 2019 2:51 am

Well at least he is leading by example and downsized from a stately home to an apartment! Oh wait, no, not that. He has many homes. He does have an electric Jaguar though.

I am very glad he’s put his name to the 18 month timeframe, not too long to be completely proven a fool. Oh wait…didn’t he say years ago that there was only 100 days to save the planet?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 13, 2019 3:51 am

He’s a bit slippery. This time he said,

… I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.

Previously he’s been all over the place.

In March 2009, the heir to the British throne predicted that the world had 100 months “before we risk catastrophic climate change,” as pointed out by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. link

He doesn’t say we will get CAGW in whatever time. He seems to be saying we have that much time to start seriously working on the problem. He never mentions how we’re going to get China and India to go along. In fact, China says the developed west has to pay it’s climate debt before it will do anything. link

Has anyone ever asked Chuckie about the China/India problem? All he’s doing is asking the Commonwealth nations to commit economic suicide.

Greg Freemyer
Reply to  commieBob
July 13, 2019 4:23 am

I’m not saying he can influence India, but it is part of the Commonwealth.

So is Australia and Canada.


Patrick MJD
Reply to  commieBob
July 13, 2019 6:02 am


Tom Abbott
Reply to  commieBob
July 13, 2019 8:08 am

“Has anyone ever asked Chuckie about the China/India problem? All he’s doing is asking the Commonwealth nations to commit economic suicide.”

If Prince Charles does not come down hard on India and China for their continuing increase in the production of CO2 at this coming “summit”and require them to use windmills instead, then he is not really serious about reducting CO2.

The Western nations are not the problem. The U.S. is doing very good on CO2 while maintaining its vigorous economy, and the other Western nations are reducing their CO2 production, albeit at the expense of their economies. So Western nations are not the problem when it comes to CO2.

It’s the rest of the world that is the CO2 problem. The Prince should focus on them.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  commieBob
July 13, 2019 9:38 am

The clock ran on the 100 month deadline last September. How did we get a two year extension?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 13, 2019 5:43 am

Repetition is the key to learning.
Let me say that again, . . .

Jean Meeus
Reply to  Patrick MJD
July 13, 2019 9:07 am

No, he said we have 100 months.

July 13, 2019 2:52 am

I thought we had 12 years?

Reply to  Julian
July 13, 2019 3:27 am

12 years or 18 months doesn’t matter nothing is going to happen on either timeframe .. so I guess if the Church of Climatrosphy is right we are all dead.

Bill T
Reply to  Julian
July 13, 2019 3:29 am

We always have 12 years or 10 years or 5 years or whatever is long enough for people to forget.

Greg Freemyer
Reply to  Julian
July 13, 2019 4:32 am

12 years is to see atmospheric results.

See the 30×30 effort: a global effort to reduce net CO2 emissions 30% by 2030.

Prince Charles is clear that he is talking about 18 months to put in place methodologies to reduce net CO2 emissions.


30×30 has billions of dollars committed to it. Here’s more detail:


Reply to  Greg Freemyer
July 13, 2019 6:13 am

How do we know reducing emissions will reduce actual CO2 concentrations?

Reply to  Greg Freemyer
July 13, 2019 7:24 am

Who cares it is never going to happen ….. it’s like worrying about spending the millions of dollars in the lottery that you are probably never going to win.

Reply to  Julian
July 13, 2019 7:51 am

It’s been 10 years or ‘until the end of the decade’ since the 1970’s.

None of us should be here today according to the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Tom Halla
Reply to  BruceC
July 13, 2019 8:26 am

Naming a date is the great failure of doom mongers. As the pesky internet remembers every fatuous statement, one will look like the hysterical fool one always was.

Reply to  Tom Halla
July 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Put it far enough a head and you will not be there to be asked how you got it so wrong in the first place.

Reply to  Julian
July 14, 2019 10:30 pm

The greens are all now competing to who can make a more frightening, i.e. closer, climate doomsday deadline without sounding TOO over the top. They don’t realize that to people who have stopped believing the religion, they all sound over the top.

July 13, 2019 3:06 am

12 years, 96 months, now 18 months. HRH continues to depart from reality at an exponential decay rate.

July 13, 2019 3:16 am

Prince ‘chuckles ‘ has a history of predicting ‘doom’ but he has slipped un hear .
18 months to short a period for when ‘doom’ fails to arrive you cannot rely on the fact you are not around anymore or that the story has moved on so people forgot you made the claim in the first place.
He needs to learn from climate ‘science’ that has learnt the best models are ‘end of the century ‘ ones where you can avoid these risks and claim ‘not yet but its going to ‘ for many years .
Although to fair will happen with the 12 year countdown of doom ,and has occurred many times before, he can always ‘reset’ the clock .

Tim Crome
July 13, 2019 3:17 am

This man, and his companions in high places such as Al Gore and David Attenborough, have so much to answer for by adding credibility to the completely false claim that humans are destroying the planet by releasing CO2 to the atmosphere.

I consider them to be far more guilty of Climate Corruption than the young people of today, such as Grete Thurnberg, who have been fed the AGW nonsense since they were born.

Reply to  Tim Crome
July 13, 2019 5:26 am

When the knowledge that a person has available to work with is at a superficial level then it is virtually certain that the only conclusions that they able to reach may be sincere but will also be superficial.

Thomas J
July 13, 2019 3:33 am

It’s obvious, that ‘royal’ endogamy takes some time for the consequensies to show… 🙁

July 13, 2019 3:35 am

To be fair , what he said was 18 months to agree to do to agree on what is required and put that in place

Not that we are all going to fry in 18 months

R Shearer
Reply to  Hysteria
July 13, 2019 5:08 am

But it’s so critical that they’ll meet sometime next year to discuss it.

Reply to  R Shearer
July 13, 2019 7:26 am

Yeah I got that 🙂

He knows dam well nothing is going to happen and this is all just PR stunt and virtue signalling.

Reply to  Hysteria
July 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Ah.. So it’s not about the environment but rather about the policies. Policies which will arrest standard of living progress and social mobility around the world.

July 13, 2019 3:37 am

Centuries ago, monarchies were bastions of conservative orthodoxy and absolute rule. What was done then can only be judged in terms of its history significance. For example, Henry VIII created his own religion to allow him to divorce his wife, with tumultuous effects on European history, which can still be felt today.

Now they are run more or less like corporations and must share (what little) power with the people. So evidently Charles believes that adapting these liberal poses will make him popular with hoi polloi and insure the survival of his monarchy.

R Shearer
Reply to  Johanus
July 13, 2019 5:13 am

I want to know if Charles, along with his brother Andrew, also visited Jeffrey Epstein’s island of disrepute.

Chris Wright
July 13, 2019 3:37 am

I thought this idiot had made similar predictions before – a quick Google found this:
So, according to him in 2009 we apparently had 96 months to avoid catastrophe – the day of doom was due in 2017.
So, what happened between 2009 and 2017?
According to the OECD human wellbeing index, human wellbeing greatly increased. The planet has been getting dramatically greener, primarily due to increased CO2. Food production, human life expectancy and health has been steadily increasing, there has been no increase in extreme weather or wildfires, and a fall in the overally intensity of hurricanes. Oh yes, and most of that period was dominated by the global warming pause.
Sadly, there has also been an increase in unfounded climate change hysteria that is causing the world to squander trillions of dollars incompetently trying to solve an imaginary problem. People like Prince Charles are the problem, not the solution. I think they are not just wrong, they are criminal. It’s the moral equivalence of shouting fire in a crowded cinema.

Greg Freemyer
Reply to  Chris Wright
July 13, 2019 4:47 am

What happened between 2009 and 2017?

Massive agricultural change.

In the US plowed cropland was down to 80 million acres out of 300 million acres. (By plowed I mean the soil turned over. Not disced or furrowed, which are less intensive than plowing and release less carbon from the soil.)

Further, true no-till land management was up to ~30% of cropland (not plowed, disced, or furrowed). Perhaps shockingly Tennessee was leading the way with 75% of their cropland being under no-till land management in 2017.

I don’t know global no-till adoption rates, but it is a global change to how farming is done and when billions of acres are considered it changes net CO2 emissions significantly. Just not fossil fuel based CO2 emissions.
Fyi: the above is from the USDA 2017 farm census. Thus fairly reliable data.

July 13, 2019 3:43 am

“Hannah Furness, Royal Correspondent

11 July 2019 • 9:00pm

The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders they have 18 critical months to solve climate change and restore the balance of nature, ensuring the survival of the human race.”

“Published on 07/01/2013, 10:09am
The Prince of Wales has repeated his call for urgent climate action, saying that the prospect of leaving his grandchildren a “poisoned chalice” fills him with horror.”

“BY PATRICK GYSIN 20 Jan 2017, 3:31
PRINCE Charles has urged world leaders to act quickly to combat climate change.
He called it the “wolf at the door” in a foreword to a new Ladybird book he has co-written called Climate Change. ”

“November 30 2015
Prince Charles has called for world leaders to “act now” on climate change at the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

At the opening of the conference, Prince Charles called for urgent action.
He said: “Your deliberations over the next two weeks are not only for today but for generations unborn.”

“March 13, 2009
Prince Charles to Save the World!
By Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
God save the … er … prince. Better yet, God grant him a modicum of sanity. Prince Charles has declared that the coming global economic meltdown will be nothing compared to the coming global warming meltdown.

Only the uber rich and the immer inbred can afford these flights of fancy. According to the Prince of Wales [or should that be whales?] (and the Courier Mail):
The current global financial crisis is “nothing” compared to the impact of climate change, Prince Charles warned as he called for urgent environmental protection measures.
“We are, I fear, at a defining moment in the world’s history,” he told a meeting of Brazilian business leaders and officials in Rio de Janeiro halfway through a Latin America tour. ”

Ever since Climategate, Prince Charles has been impervious to facts, reality and news of Earth’s recovery or lack of change.
Prince Charles frequent adherence to “urgent action” and cries of “wolf” over time along with the Prince’s desire/penchant for seeing disaster everywhere in healthy environments indicates that the Prince has apparently lived in an insulated fantasy and echo chamber for too long.

End result of the Prince announcing yet another “urgent” deadline!?

Reply to  ATheoK
July 13, 2019 4:44 am

Prince has apparently lived in an insulated fantasy and echo chamber for too long.

My first thought was of the Buddha whose father, it is said, protected him from all knowledge of human frailty and death. After that, my brain descended into a maelstrom of confusion.

R Shearer
Reply to  ATheoK
July 13, 2019 5:22 am

The wolf’s at the door…again and again. Poor prince couldn’t protect himself from a real wolf if one were at his door. I’d like to see him try to outrun a lion in Rwanda, however.

David Stone
July 13, 2019 3:48 am

I find Charles impossible. I am sure he has a complete disconnection between what he says and any reasonable analysis of climate! I would love to question him on the actual science, but I might get a rather blank look.

Gerry, England
Reply to  David Stone
July 13, 2019 5:35 am

Rather? Very more like. He might have to phone a friend like his mate Sir David Attenbollocks.

tim wells
July 13, 2019 3:50 am

Way to go Chuck! I’m with her, ahh him.

July 13, 2019 3:50 am

Long live the Queen!

Reply to  GeoNC
July 13, 2019 4:06 am

yeah, not a royal devotee but hope shes around for some time to forestall chas being able to do much, prob is the sons and dippy megan are also true believers

Dodgy Geezer
July 13, 2019 3:51 am

“…We have 18 months to save world…”

Funny. I thought it was 12 years.

If you pick a date sufficiently far in the future, you won’t ever get called out on it. But people aren’t very scared by being told that the world will come to an end in 2500.

If you pick a date very close to the present, you can get a bit more urgency into your scam. But then, people can show you up as this date passes with nothing happening.

There must be a sweet point around 18 months? Perhaps Willis could do the maths for us?

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
July 13, 2019 5:01 am

Willis could. I expect Wills couldn’t.

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
July 13, 2019 5:30 am

18 Months? Isn’t that about how long till the next US Presidential Election?

Ah well, probably just a coincidence. Surely Gang Green doesn’t view the impending reelection of Trump as the inevitable end of their Climate Religion.


July 13, 2019 4:06 am

I wonder if the Royals are in bed with Goldman Sachs, who just announced 2 sustainablity indices, the CDP Environment World EW and the CDP Environment Eurozone EW – private sector structured sustainable instruments.
CDP from the Carbon Disclosure Project has done ratings of 77 selected companies.
“We are convinced that sustainable finance enables financial markets to play a virtuous role in the economy.”

Rather a virtuous Royal prerogative, what?

In other words, is Goldman Sachs the appointed Commonwealth High Commission?

mark from the midwest
Reply to  bonbon
July 13, 2019 6:56 am

Goldman stands to gain any time a transactional market develops, they just take their trading cut. They are uninterested in the underlying reality of the marketplace, they just want the marketplace. About 80% of the metrics that Wall Street banks publish have no merit at all, just a marketing ruse.

Ron Long
July 13, 2019 4:07 am

When Prince Charles applied to the MBA program at the Wharton Business School he was politely told that his academic focus was not appropriate to the demands of the MBA program at the Wharton Business School. This is a tongue-in-cheek way of stating something that becomes more obvious day-by-day. I’m agreeing with above post “Long Live The Queen”.

Tom in Florida
July 13, 2019 4:08 am

When was the last time someone predicted “we have only 18 months”? I am sure it was more than 18 months ago.

July 13, 2019 4:10 am

When the transition of monarchial power from Queen Elizabeth occurs, so too will come the
Australian republic fulfilment

Charles has long ago set that scenario and lit the fuse.

July 13, 2019 4:11 am

Oh my, the dangers of inbreeding!

Dean G
Reply to  Jon O Beard
July 13, 2019 6:08 am

Lucky for Harry that is not a problem.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  Dean G
July 13, 2019 11:14 am

I see what you did there!

July 13, 2019 4:13 am

Are! But did he say which 18 months?

July 13, 2019 4:30 am

Dear old Charles.
Normally he would just be a benevolent old duffer pontificating and no one would pay him any attention.

Honestly, that’s what we should do. Cheer loudly, and ignore.

July 13, 2019 4:31 am

A large part of the Commonwealth namely Australia gave the answer to Prince Charles at the recent Federal Election aka “the climate change election” on May 18 last.
It was a resounding NO.

Flight Level
July 13, 2019 4:31 am

This guy sounds more and more like a veteran outdated “As Seen On Tv” telemarketer hired to perform on something slightly more complex than a scientifically designed battery powered espresso maker.

A guy living in uttermost luxury preaching the virtues of poverty. That’s how desperate they are to salvage their scam.

July 13, 2019 4:36 am

What is his plan to save the world in the next 18 months? Have a meeting in a year.

A real leader would define the problem, present a solution and work the solution. Prince Charles will have a meeting. In Rwanda. I hope he’s arriving on horseback.

July 13, 2019 4:38 am

A quick Google search reveals a long list of Charlies hand wringing and predictions of doom over recent decades. The doom timetable seems to be based on his mood on the day and how much attention he is seeking. Long live the Queen!

Tractor Gent
Reply to  yarpos
July 13, 2019 6:58 am

Yes. It’s very tiresome for us Brits. And he skates along the edge of what a Constitutional Monarchy should be by interfering in the political process here by writing letters with suggestions to Ministers. There’s a very amusing play called Charles III, which is also now a film. I think it’s very perceptive. I won’t spoil the end but it’s not hard to guess what eventually happens.

July 13, 2019 4:44 am

Whilst the queen has undoubtedly been one of the best reasons to keep monarchy, Charles is undoubtedly one of the strongest reasons for ditching the monarchy: a combination of low IQ, a big mouth and political meddling.

Reply to  Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)
July 13, 2019 7:36 am

“a combination of low IQ, a big mouth and political meddling.”

And those are his good points, Mike.

July 13, 2019 4:57 am

God save the Queen and may she live forever!

R Shearer
Reply to  cedarhill
July 13, 2019 5:27 am

She’s 93 and has a good shot at making it to 100 and beyond.

July 13, 2019 5:00 am

18 months to save the world?
Does he plan to inherit then?
Has Madge been told?

July 13, 2019 5:04 am

I wonder how many months we’ll have once those 18 months have passed? The goal posts are on wheels.

Ed Zuiderwijk
July 13, 2019 5:04 am

Only 18 months left for HRH to be shown for the fool he is.

Mike E
July 13, 2019 5:16 am

Prince Charles certainly isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Britain can look forward to getting an idiot king if, as rumors say, Elizabeth will abdicate when she turns 95.

July 13, 2019 5:22 am

I’m sorry, but that has clearly had little to no impact on global atmospheric CO2.


Mind you, the Climate Faithful have largely become so corrupt and dishonest that I won’t be surprised when they eventually declare ‘Victory’ despite not actually having done anything.


Robin Flockton
July 13, 2019 5:31 am

This is an entirely political remark. It is 18 months to the next presidential inauguration. Charles is saying, make sure it isn’t Trump or the AGW movement will become a victim.

Walt D.
July 13, 2019 5:39 am

“stultus enim fatua loquetur”

Reply to  Walt D.
July 13, 2019 5:55 pm

Charles est nationalis ignominiam.

Gerry, England
July 13, 2019 5:40 am

He is referring to a timescale for getting laws into place to screw everything up NOT that the world will end in 18 months. But that then begs the question does he know some reason why time is of the essence (nice word that since in French it means petrol (or gasoline))? What might be on the horizon? Seems to be a lot of reports around of record low temperatures, unusual snow – especially in the context of hottest years evah – and a total ignoring by the usual suspects – BBC et al – of the frosts and cold and snow following the European heatwave they frothed over. If they are aware of a change then they are not acting out of ignorance but out of malice – lying for the cause.

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Gerry, England
July 13, 2019 7:03 am

“…What might be on the horizon? Seems to be a lot of reports around of record low temperatures, unusual snow….”

Ah. You mean ‘Extreme Weather’ – that was predicted and is caused by CO2. Like everything else…. including completely static temperatures and reversal to the mean of the 1970s…

July 13, 2019 5:46 am

“We have 18 critical months to solve climate change. You foreign ministers are uniquely positioned to solve this problem. I’ve done my part the rest is up to you.”

I detect someone trying to place an unreasonable task and schedule on others and then walk away…

July 13, 2019 5:49 am

But we are now two years beyond the end of the world PC predicted ten years ago. Wong then. Wrong now.

Melvyn Dackombe
July 13, 2019 6:07 am

Watch ‘The Windsors’ on Netflix for a satirical view of Charles. The funniest show I’ve seen in years.

old white guy
July 13, 2019 6:16 am

There we have it, the sky is officially falling. Run around in ever decreasing circles.

July 13, 2019 6:22 am

The Queen is clinging to the crown because she knows the kind of successor she has.

Jeff Labute
July 13, 2019 6:48 am

I’ve seen the world end about a dozen times already. It’s not as bad as one would think, and the next end won’t be any different. In fact, it’s pretty refreshing having the world end.

Charles wouldn’t have a single thing to do if it wasn’t for the climate. Maybe the poor dude is looking for relevance in a changing world, in-between polo matches.

July 13, 2019 6:49 am

Good news!

Less than two years to listen to doom-mongering. Then it’s officially done and we can move forward. Hooray!

July 13, 2019 7:22 am

My garden plants are doing the best they ever have. Thank you global warming.

July 13, 2019 7:30 am

Well, Trump will be the President for at least the next eighteen months, hopefully for sixt-six months, so Prince Charles should give upon the warnings, and start promoting Plan B, what to do in a world with a catastrophic climate. It will still be fiction, but at least new fiction.

I fault his tutors for his brayings. Obviously, they never read him, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He can not be so dense as to believe his continued, ‘we only have’ meme would draw any response other than ridicule.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  jtom
July 13, 2019 8:37 am

“I fault his tutors for his brayings.”

Good, but is it tutors or Tudors? Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has ancestry relationship to King Henry VII, House of Tudor. 🙂

Gordon Dressler
July 13, 2019 8:09 am

First, the climate “point of no return” was something like 30 years (an IPCC AR, IIRC, but maybe Michael Mann?), then it became 12 years (AOC and other twits), and now it is down to only 18 months (Prince Charles).

I wonder who will be first to claim it’s going to be next week?

Pamela Gray
July 13, 2019 9:02 am

“critical meetings that will collectively determine the global agenda for the coming decade”.

Uh… no. As you will recall, wannabe “King George”, we kicked your ass back across the pond. Ain’t nobody on your continent gonna tell me on this continent what the agenda is gonna be.

Ben Vorlich
July 13, 2019 9:38 am

The more I learn of Charles I and his character the more I think The Prince of Wales is a reincarnation of his Stewart ancestor. That Charles managed to start a civil war which ended with his execution,not least because he didn’t understand people and believed that he had a God gi en right to rule, and therefore everything he did was right.

Walter Sobchak
July 13, 2019 9:41 am

Let us pray that the Queen continues to be in good health.

Her mother lived to be 101.

Long Live the Queen.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
July 13, 2019 11:03 am

Dilly dilly.

R Shearer
Reply to  Gordon Dressler
July 14, 2019 4:09 pm

LOL. Good one. I’ll dilly dilly your dilly dilly.

David Cage
July 13, 2019 10:56 am

If I extorted money on a claim that not paying it would kill someone I would be in prison in weeks. How come the eco lobby has got away with extortion on this massive scale with no attempt to prove it in court at any time at all? As for Charles with the resources to have information checked before promoting what has to be the most obvious scam in history supporting this I am simply bewildered. Why have all three potential and actual monarchs called Charles been so asinine?

July 13, 2019 11:10 am

Prince Charles is an extreme but classic example of what generations of inbreeding does to the human brain. As long as HM Queen Elisabeth II reigns Prince Charles is not the Monarch and wields less influence. Long live the Queen!!

Rod Evans
July 13, 2019 11:43 am

Prince Charles is a classic example of what happens when you have unlimited wealth and no worthwhile activity to occupy your time.
He has been drawn into the realm of nonsense he occupies by boredom and lack of intelligence.
Long live the Queen!

Steve O
July 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Prince Charles is proof that not all alarmists have a covert agenda. Most of them are just dunces.

Mark Harris
July 13, 2019 1:20 pm

You cant blame him. He’s living in the rolling green hills of England (not a wind farm in site) and he wants to make sure everyone else knows he cares about the planet? and 18 months to obliterate all progress and crush all emerging countries, reverse the whole human based system is plenty of time…
on the positive side he’s shortened the end for us all. Lately we’ve had 50yrs doom, 20 years doom and recently 12 years and the planet will be a ball of flames and now from what would have been our future king 18 months now ! the once and never king then …
Can somebody tell me why 18 months ? where did that come from ? could he have rounded it off to two years ?. I am now waiting for the next climate derangement syndrome acolyte, to say we must build 360,000 wind farms in the next 18 months or the flames will be licking our legs and scorching the legs Prince Charles £2000 suits. Beyond parody. No offence

July 13, 2019 2:27 pm

Another expensively maintained, bored, royal parasite on the peoples of Britain, trying to make himself news-worthy and relevant, by pretending he knows about the climate.

July 13, 2019 5:20 pm

Actually it’s 18 months before the spending account runs out on the royals.

trevor collins
July 13, 2019 5:38 pm

greetings from New Zealand…about time his Mother sent him to see the witchdoctor??!! Does he still have six eggs for breakfast?? regards, Trevor.

July 13, 2019 7:34 pm

Why hadn’t someone come up with Prince Charles “Big Idea”? Let’s have another meeting next year (in Kigali) to change the world. Or destroy western civilisation as we know it.

malcolm andrew keith bryer
Reply to  Robber
July 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Kigali is in Rwanda, that tiny overcrowded country that decided to have a bash at hand-to-hand genocide to make some space back in 1994 when the world’s journalists were licking their lips in the expectation of a bloodbath in South Africa ( which did not happen).

Having a conference on saving the planet in such a place may see coffee-time talk drifting in the direction of recognizing that too many people on the planet is the real problem. Rather like Banquo’s ghost at Macbeth’s dinner, I imagine Heinrich Himmler’s spectre attending one in Rwanda.

July 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Hahahaha ! He should just stick to pretending to be a tampon because he’s an outright failure at pretending to be intelligent.

don campbell
July 13, 2019 11:36 pm

well may we say long live the queen for the Commonwealth doesn’t deserve to be inflicted with this bloke and mistaken belief on the climate change fraud. Follow this bloke into poverty and back into the stone age. This bloke owes it to all citizens of the Commonwealth to stand down for William for this bloke will be a total disaster.

July 14, 2019 3:05 am

Is Chuck banging AOC?

J Graham
July 14, 2019 6:52 am

18 months?

What the heck?

Prince Chuckie proclaimed in 2009, there were only “96 months left”.

We are already dead, so who cares about another 18 months!? ROTFLMAO.

July 15, 2019 7:56 am

The fuse is lit. Prince Charles will self-destruct in 10, 9, 8 … (insert unit time-duration here).

Alas for Hanoverian dynasts, this one’s spectacularly inane, chiliastic Doomsday Scenario dates back half-a-century to Paul Ehrlich’s “Population Bomb” (1968). Regular as clockwork, groupthink trogs, coiffed-and-tailored Optimates, trot out status-anxiety antipathy not to “Climate Change” [even they are not that schtoopid] but to autonomous commoners’ competitive, entrepreneurial enrichment via free-market risk/reward.

In brute reality, no-one is “expert on the future”– Nature cares nothing for beansprout poseurs’ Cloud Giant Castle. Though high-falutin’ “post-modern” verbalizers (typically deadhead “identity groups”) relentlessly disparage “facts”, hot air rises, water flows downhill. Get the message, kiddies?

Henning Nielsen
July 15, 2019 11:23 am

Too bad to see a royal household so hard up that the crown prince must double as court jester.

July 16, 2019 7:06 am

To date, this is one of my favorite WUWT comment threads! Really should establish a “Climate Alarmist Rogues Gallery” section for this website, sort of a Who’s Who, with relevant bios, pics and certainly highlighting their most laughable dumb-down-the masses propaganda quotes.

July 20, 2019 5:54 am

Only 18 months. Thank god. I was NOT looking forward to Charles being king for very long.

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