Prince William’s personal warning on ‘drastic’ effects of climate change

Prince William
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. By Frankie Fouganthin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Prince William demonstrating Prince Charles and Prince Harry are not the only woke British Royal Climate Change Hardliners.

Prince William’s personal warning on ‘drastic’ effects of climate change

Sunday 4 October 2020, 6:59pm
Chris Ship

Prince William has spoken about the dangers of climate change and how it’s a threat on all of our doorsteps – including his own.

The Duke of Cambridge has allowed ITV cameras to follow his environmental work over the past two years and spoke on the Norfolk coast about how rising sea levels will engulf whole communities.

He was speaking on the Sandringham estate, where both he and The Queen have a home.

The Prince warned of a “very drastic” change from rising sea levels caused by melting ice sheets.

 “We’ll lose the whole lot and it’ll sweep in and stay.  When sea levels rise it will stay. It will not go back out again like everyone thinks it will”.

The consequences he said, in the documentary to be aired on Monday night, will be permanent.

William said:  “My grandfather, my father have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years. My grandfather’s well ahead of his time. My father ahead of his time. 

“And I really want to make sure that, in twenty years, George doesn’t turn round and say ‘are you ahead of your time?’ Because if he does, we’re too late.”

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I notice when I post articles on Prince Charles, some people express the hope that the British royal succession will skip a generation. The suggestion is Prince William would somehow be a safer pair of hands for the monarchy than Prince Charles.

In my opinion this is likely a false hope. If you dig into some of the things he says, it seems likely Prince William’s views on climate change and many other issues are likely at least as woke and out of touch as the views of his brother Prince Harry and his dad Prince Charles.

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Patrick MJD
October 4, 2020 7:16 pm

What a plonker!

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a foolish or inept person.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 5, 2020 3:06 am

G’Day Patrick,
I was given to believe PLONKER was an acronym for People Low On Knowledge, Education and Reasoning.
I guess by ‘low on education’ one shouldn’t limit the scope of ‘education’ to school or university attendance, as Captain Edmund Black Adder was to quip from the trenches (in ‘Black Adder Goes Forth’) on the dubious value of public school education:
“…I, on the other hand, am a fully rounded human being with a degree from the university of life, a diploma from the school of hard knocks, and three gold stars from the kindergarten of getting the shit kicked out of me.”

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Erny72
October 5, 2020 2:12 pm

I was thinking more along the lines from Only Fools and Horses where Delboy always calls Rodders a plonka!

Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 5, 2020 2:59 pm

Fools and Horses was when it became an accepted TV word.

It was around long before that ( not surprisingly ) and it is a reference to the male organ.

My father ahead of his time.

No, wingnut was just going along with the early environmental movement of the time, hoping to gain some PR mileage in his media battle with St Diana.

As for “grandad” , Phil the Greek’s idea of environmentalism is his wish to come back as a virus and wipe out mankind. Last time around he wished to come back as a leach, so I guess you win sometimes.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 5, 2020 5:10 am

How about William, you dumbass.

October 4, 2020 7:18 pm

Woke and drowsy.

John Galt III
Reply to  n.n
October 5, 2020 8:03 pm

Prince William, “My baldness was caused by global warming.”

October 4, 2020 7:18 pm

The whole of the Royal Family has been infected with the Woke disease except for Her Majesty the Queen who remains on solid ground.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 4, 2020 8:00 pm

When you are almost 100 and have lived through what she has, I would think she understands more than most people.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  shoehorn
October 5, 2020 12:30 am

Princess Anne for Queen.
She is a no nonsense person.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 5, 2020 7:55 am

Yes, the Queen has been here before. She lived through the Human-Caused Global Cooling scam that took place during the cool 1970’s, when some climate scientists were trying to blame humans for the cold temperatures. Then things warmed up, and all that was forgotten, and now we are on to the next “human-caused” scam: CO2 warming of the atmosphere.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 5, 2020 8:28 am

Prince Charles’ sister Princess Anne is said to pretty-much disagree with everything her brother believes. She’s long had a reputation for being a no-nonsense woman of stout character, while Charles is a dripping wet handwringer in chief. No wonder Prince William has followed in his dad’s woke footsteps.

I know whose side I’m on.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 5, 2020 1:11 pm

Eh? The queen has regularly praised climate activists and has consistently urged the government to ask on climate issues.

Mumbles McGuirck
October 4, 2020 7:19 pm

You are right. It would be just as well to scrap the whole Royals thing. Don’t take their money or property and don’t even cut off their heads. Just make ’em plain old citizens like everyone else. They each just get one vote like the dustman.

Mumbles McGuirck
October 4, 2020 7:22 pm

BTW Mike Mann was on “60 Minutes” tonight. Big climate calamity story. Didn’t have the stomach to watch as it promised to be solid propaganda.

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 4, 2020 8:58 pm

I’ve got a cast iron stomach, so I watched it. Someone should publish a complete fact check on the segment, starting with the accuracy claimed for Dr. Hansen’s scenarios. But there is a lot of work there. Maybe best to take Mark Twain’s advice:

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Reply to  Juan Slayton
October 5, 2020 6:55 am

i love Hansen’s Infamous graph- it quite clearly demonstates that co2 has nothing whatsover to to with changing global temperature 🙂

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 5, 2020 12:18 am

With the Wuhoo Flu dying, they are returning to their old standard panic. We are all living on Planet Panic these days and I’m getting tired of the bullshit.

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
October 7, 2020 12:24 pm

You’re only just getting tired of it now? You are blessed with much more patience than I 🙂

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 5, 2020 7:58 am

“Didn’t have the stomach to watch as it promised to be solid propaganda.”

You are correct, it was solid propaganda. Hansen and Mann looked so sincere in their delivery of the fairy tale they tell.

October 4, 2020 7:44 pm

It’s what comes of having a whole class of particularly rich stupid people interbred, and the British royal family are not even English, they are GERMAN.

Sadly it could also be the same lack of genetic diversity in the European Royals, which led to sending 100s of 1000s of perfectly healthy young men to die in the mud of flanders for 4 years.
We need a cull.

I think European royal families have a lot of blood to answer for.
Now they start on the poor, who can’t afford to heat their houses now, never mind after they jack up the prices another 25%.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 4, 2020 9:39 pm

The current bunch are German-Cypriots. But that didn’t stop the “Battenbergs” from changing their name in WW1.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 5, 2020 12:20 am

Well, not really. All the European Royals are related to Queen Victoria. WWI was a familly fued.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Robert of Ottawa
October 5, 2020 2:34 am

Hummm…you need to go back in time before QV and the Russians.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 5, 2020 8:23 am

All those German princesses married to Russian nobility, brood stock basically

It’s been a flustercluck for hundreds of years all through Europe

So quaint

Foley Hund
Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 5, 2020 3:04 am

You referring to the royal death squad? No evil
has surprised their wickedness.

Reply to  Foley Hund
October 5, 2020 1:36 pm

SAS officers also train terrorists, death squads, juntas and rebels.
One example is Orde Charles Wingate, who operated in Palestine 1936.
He created the Special Night Squads, consisting of British and Jewish volunteers.

Aussie Pete
October 4, 2020 7:50 pm

Whenever I bump into people making these kind of statements I just act really impressed and ask them to name specifically what piece of science helped them to form their opinion. Did they read the research? even the abstract will do, and who wrote the paper?
I would love to find a journalist capable of doing the same thing, because invariably their “shoulders back” virtuous lecturing degenerates into meaningless repetition of something they heard somewhere.

October 4, 2020 7:50 pm

William said: “My grandfather, my father have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years. My grandfather’s well ahead of his time. My father ahead of his time.
Too bad none of them have any knowledge of ecology or any other science topic they might understand what they are talking about.
Again the world is so scientific literate, the end result is the mess we are in now.

Peter Morris
October 4, 2020 7:54 pm

I reached that sane conclusion about the younger princes some time ago after reading some other nonsense William wrote.

Clearly if we can figure it out, the Queen has as well. And I’m pretty sure she’s been holding out so that none of these nitwits ruin the throne.

Looks like she’s run out of time. My condolences to our cousins on Airstrip One.

Reply to  Peter Morris
October 4, 2020 9:58 pm

Has anyone at any time in history, ever considered any monarch as having a good bead on anything?
It seems their best move, throughout history, has been to keep their mouths shut.
And the key aspect would be to have and to listen to their advisors.

“We’ll lose the whole lot and it’ll sweep in and stay. When sea levels rise it will stay. It will not go back out again like everyone thinks it will”.

What kind of insanity is going on in that bonehead skull?

Foley Hund
Reply to  gbaikie
October 5, 2020 3:12 am

Not since Charlemagne.

Beam Me Up
Reply to  gbaikie
October 5, 2020 4:05 am

Sea levels come and sea levels go. They’ve done so ever since there have been oceans on this ever-changing planet. Even now, on this stable continent of Australia, sea levels at different points around our coastline are rising and falling (in millimetres, mind you), while others remain steady. Good old plate tectonics at work.

That William doesn’t appear to understand any of this, and can say something so blatantly wrong as he is quoted, just confirms he’s an ignorant, grandstanding idiot. A plonker, in actual fact.

The problem arises that he is a person of some influence, and has a lot of financial clout behind him as well.

Reply to  gbaikie
October 5, 2020 5:05 am

hes had another refresher indoctrination from rabbitburrow remember, and theyve got kids
using the “kids factor” tends to work really well fear and concern etc

and yes Anne wasnt popular cos she didnt toe the line and actually thought for herself
shes make an excellent replacement for Elizabeth far better than bigears or the kids ofhis.

see kates dads ripped into sparkles markle;-) well done that man!
Harrys just a sad lost lad

Joel O'Bryan(@joelobryan)
October 4, 2020 8:11 pm

Just because they are “woke”, the Bolsheviks won’t spare the House of Windsor any more than they spared the Romanovs.

Joel O’Bryan(@joelobryan)
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 5, 2020 1:51 am

At least with Prince Harry on the US West Coast with Megyn and the pup, the House of Windsor has an heir safely tucked away from the Bolsheviks. The Queen can sleep peacefully knowing all her heirs to the throne are not on the islands when the Bolsheviks arrive at the palace gates.

Curious George(@moudryj)
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
October 5, 2020 8:41 am

The West Coast is very woke. Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Hollywood.

Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
October 5, 2020 11:29 am

Harry is going to have to pay US taxes if he stays in Cali. The Queen is going to be pissed if she has to open the Royal books for the IRS.

October 4, 2020 8:23 pm

More and more curious about the Darwin award overdue for Royals, I checked the archives, which clearly show the Philip & co brigade was already senile in 1988..

This one from the Mikado “is on the list, it never shall be missed”..

“I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

In 2020 the BBC (BS broadcasting co) have been hammering on all year about “the deadly virus”, to scare the living sh..ts out of all the commoners, and to hit them with 10 grand fines if they disobey the Diktat.

Bojo got the virus, so maybe he’s the true rcincarnation of stupidity with Charles just blowing hot air cos he hasn’t been lucky enough to catch the wuflu too.

Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 4, 2020 8:28 pm

Charles did have it but so mildly he hardly noticed.

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
October 5, 2020 4:27 am

Yes, the media reported that Charles was in bed with Covid-19, the joke doing the rounds was that his brother, Andrew, was in bed with Sophie-17.

Reply to  pigs_in_space
October 5, 2020 1:15 pm

The Charles with the reset message was a stand-in, slightly rounder and fatter than Prince Charles.

October 4, 2020 8:25 pm

The Queen failed to protect her people from the loss of sovereignty that occurred when the U.K. joined the EU.
Sadly, she is dozy too but at least she keeps quiet.
Prince Albert was the last member of the Royal Family to have a brain and he married in.

John Robertson
October 4, 2020 8:26 pm

Oh well,I guess most of the Commonwealth have already recognized Queen Elizabeth will be the last.
These elite little clusters are all the same really..”I am a genius cause mommy says so and everybody agrees”

sky king
October 4, 2020 8:32 pm

Who cares what inbreds think?

October 4, 2020 8:34 pm

The vast majority of Canadians do not know that Elizabeth Regina is the head of the Canadian royal family. link

It amuses me that Canadians aren’t allowed to take a British title but we can still have a queen.

Anyway, the crazy royals can do what they like and Canadians will ignore them.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 5, 2020 2:23 am

As it stands, the Prime Minister supplies the name of the Governor General to the Monarch. The Monarch rubber stamps the Prime Minister’s choice. All that’s needed is a different way to select the Governor General.

The way it works practically in Canada is that the Prime Minister is the boss. Compared with the United States, it is rather easy for the government leader to control the behaviour of individual legislators. link That means legislators can be forced to vote against the interests of the people who elected them.

President Trudeau would actually be less dangerous to Canadians than Prime Minister Trudeau currently is.

October 4, 2020 8:38 pm

The Statue of Liberty has had no problem keeping her toes out of the water for over 130 years. I look at century old and recent photos of the pedestal and I cannot discern a change in the water level. Shouldn’t this be a useful indicator of sea level rise? I’m no scientist but seriously why is there no detectable rise in sea level?

Reply to  Tommyboy
October 5, 2020 12:21 am

It’s 7 inches in last hundred years.
And land can rise or fall. In New York City it might risen more 7 inches in last 100 years, or stayed about the same, or fallen few inches. New Orleans is sinking much faster than sea level rise. And that common all river deltas which has their river flow controlled. Or less sediment on average reaches the delta. Or if more sediment reaches delta, sea level would appear to fall- though perhaps buildings could appear to sink

Reply to  Tommyboy
October 5, 2020 12:50 am

Googled it:
“Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the seas aren’t rising at the same rate everywhere. Sea levels have risen significantly faster in some U.S. East Coast regions compared to others. A new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals why.

Over the 20th century, sea level has risen about a foot and a half in coastal communities near Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. In contrast, New York City and Miami have experienced about a 1-foot rise over the same period, while sea levels farther north in Portland, Maine, rose only about half a foot.”–east-coast-than-others/

So, in general New York City would risen 12″ – 7 = 5″
But regions built by land fill, could slumped over time, and NYC probably has a lot of this, so small regions could be sinking while others are rising. Plus one could have “normal/natural” coastal erosion, and coastal erosion caused by human changes in coastal environment.
But generally due to the “post-glacial rebound” which nets a sinking sea level of 5″

October 4, 2020 8:42 pm

So sad that there’s nobody in Firm other than the Queen, that has a live brain cell. The rest of them are right plonkers … must be the inbreeding !

Lewis P Buckingham
October 4, 2020 8:47 pm

East Anglia has been subsiding for generations.
The cutting and burning of peat is a contributing factor.
My family has lived there for over 400 years.
Longer than this group of Royals.
Seas have been rising since the end of the last glaciation.
The rate of change of sea rise has not changed, it just keeps rising independent of us.
Except for our farming practices.
The ‘answer’ is, and remains, adaptation.
Putting in solar panels in foggy Norfolk is a fools errand.
Unlike the US contributors, I have a soft spot for the Monarchy, as long as they keep out of politics.
Retrofitting homes against cold is a great idea.
For the rest , make sure your base load power is on line.
Otherwise the country will be impoverished.
The poor will be the ones to suffer, not the monarchy.

October 4, 2020 8:54 pm

Queen’s greatest enemies are her family.
They alone will destroy the reign the House of Windsor.
Wokey brokey royals in the making . . .
Queen was smart enough to keep her mouth shut for almost 70 years!

Al Miller
October 4, 2020 8:55 pm

Yawn…more irrelevancy from the irrelevant.

Foley Hund
Reply to  Al Miller
October 5, 2020 3:23 am

Exactly! Thank you.

Damiel kampo
Reply to  Al Miller
October 5, 2020 5:16 pm

Yes THANK YOU Right on 😊

October 4, 2020 9:05 pm

I see Prince William has had Sir David Attenborough hanging around with their kids, even giving little Prince George a fossilized shark tooth. And all the kids, cute as puppies, asking him questions that they just released on TV. Sadly, all the kids and grandkids, including Philip and Charlie have been drinking the Koolaid. It is also Gov’t policy, so they can speak out about it without crossing Gov’t lines. The Queen at least doesn’t go out of her way to say anything much on this subject, except maybe to be good stewards of the Earth. That probably says a lot, although she is tight lipped about a lot of things. I suspect she smells a rat with all this climate BS, having lived for so long. Most older people have experienced climate cycles and have acquired some wisdom along the way. Which makes me wonder how Philip went so far off the rails, but then many of them like Attenborough and Prince Philip go on more about loss of biodiversity than climate change, or at least they did the last 40 years. And that might be more of a problem when we see the conversion of prime high value jungle habitat converted to Palm plantations on a massive scale which the EU supported until recently. It’s unfortunate all this gets wrapped into ‘climate’ because many of us here also lament the loss of biodiversity. We all want a healthy non polluting civilization on this planet.

October 4, 2020 9:21 pm

At a time when the world is heading into recession and possibly conflict its overtime for a personal warning to the royal families and others who support the great reset on the ‘drastic’ effects of climate change lies being spread by our fear mongering liar press.

Speak the truth or be forever condemned for being part of the problem…

October 4, 2020 9:25 pm

I was hoping that only prince Charles is a lefty idiot. This is the end of the British monarchy as we know it. From a strong supporter of British monarchy I am in the wilderness now.
Shame, no leadership or courage. Another loser in the mist. The only ally is Trump and Mother Nature now

October 4, 2020 9:34 pm

Sad, from a strong supporter of the royal family to nothing now. Australia will became a republic after Queen,s death. We will get more woke politicians as presidents. Double wammy, no more independent checks.

Louis Hunt
October 4, 2020 9:51 pm

“We’ll lose the whole lot and it’ll sweep in and stay. When sea levels rise it will stay. It will not go back out again like everyone thinks it will.”

When is this going to happen? If this is based on settled science, Prince William should be able to give us at least an estimate of when it will happen, especially since it is supposed to be very soon. I guess he doesn’t have the confidence to put his reputation on the line. It could be embarrassing if he gave a date that fell within his life expectancy and nothing out of the ordinary happened by then.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Louis Hunt
October 5, 2020 8:10 am

The sea level is rising about 1.3mm per year.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 5, 2020 12:48 pm

Sea level is dropping in Stockholm, but don’t tell them why. 🤔

All sea level is local, compared to the gravitational Geoid and the rate of isostatic rebound or subsidence. Clearly nothing to panic about if the general sea level rises 7”-8” by the end of the century. And who knows the state of climate in 50 years…we could be in a general natural cooling phase that might halt or reverse the rate of sea level rise. Of all things to declare an emergency over, this has to be the lamest.

October 4, 2020 10:02 pm

In October 2019, Andrew Neil of the BBC interviewed Zion Lights of Extinction Rebellion and pointed out to her that there is no scientific basis for the claims of massive sea rise this century, as espoused by ER and here by Prince William.
He explained to her that the average rise from the 4 UN scenarios was half a metre by end of century.
None of this has made any impression on catastrophists who insist we “follow the science.”

October 4, 2020 10:14 pm

“Do as I say not as I do.”
I suggest a tiny house and to work from home for the prince to reduce his own massive co2-footprint.

Phillip Bratby
October 4, 2020 10:24 pm

There’s very little intelligence in any of the male side of the royal family. Princess Ann is the only sensible one of her generation.

John F Hultquist
October 4, 2020 11:15 pm

It will not go back out again like everyone thinks it will”.

Everyone? Who?
This might not be the stupidest statement ever, but it is close.

Reply to  John F Hultquist
October 5, 2020 3:45 pm

It is kinda telling that he thinks what he said is even worth saying.

At some point in time he must have been on the other side of the belief … that ‘it would go back out again’. Then he became very smart and enlightened and realized ‘it wouldn’t go back out’. He still hasn’t realized that he was pretty much alone in his initial understanding/assumption.

Vincent Causey
October 4, 2020 11:38 pm

Funny thing is, William warned Harry not to endorse Biden because that was “political”, yet he feels emboldened to lecture everyone to change their entire lives, as if what he is doing is exactly the same.

Rod Evans
October 5, 2020 12:16 am

For a number of years I was puzzled by the lack of intelligent presenters and guests on the BBC.
I could not understand, why a publicly funded body with virtually endless resources, would favour presenting the views of the uninformed as a priority and allow the views of their uneducated presenters to be aired.
Consider the fact the highest paid presenter on the BBC until they uplifted Zoe Ball’s salary by £1 million a few weeks back, was Gary Lineker. He is an ex football player, and is paid £1.75 million/year to host a late evening football show based on highlights of the days play. To be fair here, he has been so wounded by the criticisms of his insane salary, he volunteered to take a cut which allowed the uplifted Zoe Ball’s package to just become the top earning presenter at roughly £1.4 million. I could mention that Zoe has been so successful at presenting her show, she has lost as many listeners as her salary increase i.e. 1 million fewer in less than a year of presenting.
I mention this, simply to give an insight into what the BBC values. You can guess it is not scientific rigour.
As for the Royals. Well anyone who has been following the news coverage over the years, will understand they are a pretty dysfunctional lot. I could mention Prince Andrew, but singling him out would suggest current bias. His former wife is as mad as a box of frogs, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of the Queen, can’t wait for reincarnation as a deadly virus. Prince Charles the next King, regularly talks to the trees. It seems the trees always win those intellectual encounters. Prince Harry is off with the fairies somewhere, and no body even cares.
For Prince William to engage in the fear mongering drive, which the BBC has been championing for the past twenty years, informs us, even the future King is lacking any sense of personal strength or character.
Hey ho, if it mattered it would be a serious situation. Unfortunately the events now building in the world, will make these bizarre climate concerns about nothing, seem like the good days.

Reply to  Rod Evans
October 5, 2020 6:19 am

Just to underline what you are saying about the BBC, the BBC’s energy and environment analyst is Roger Harrabin who studied English at St Catherine’s College Cambridge. It doesn’t say on Wikipedia whether he got a degree in English, just that he studied it. Nevertheless he appears frequently on the radio, speaking with great authority about climate change and environmental matters.

Rod Evans
Reply to  JeffC
October 5, 2020 7:14 am

Whatever level he achieved in English studying at St Catherine’s College, he certainly didn’t get involved in any sciences at any level.
Quote from Green Templeton.
“Roger Harrabin is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College. He is the BBC’s Environment Analyst and a senior journalist on environment and energy. He has reported on environmental issues since the 1980s, winning multiple awards.

Roger studied English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He began his journalism career in print before joining the BBC, reporting for programmes including Panorama, The World At One, The Ten O’Clock News and Radio 4’s Today.

The role of Environment Analyst was created for him in 2004 to allow Roger to work across all BBC media platforms (television, radio and online) as a journalist and presenter. His reporting often involves risk issues and, during a sabbatical at Green College (now Green Templeton College), he produced a King’s Fund paper called Health in the News which analysed how many people needed to experience a health problem for it to make national news.”

How considerate of the BBC to create a role for him all those years ago….

October 5, 2020 12:48 am

What a silly Willy. Stop following the proper Charley.

Nick Graves
October 5, 2020 12:59 am

Did the Royals’ expensive educations not point out there is a country across the water and topologically-related to East Anglia? A lot of it’s been below sea level for centuries.

They seem to do awfully well, considering.

October 5, 2020 1:02 am

One can only hope he hasn’t acquired his fathers taste in Aston Martins then…..

October 5, 2020 1:20 am

This bozo promotes an entitlement environment and a victim mentality.

Coeur de Lion
October 5, 2020 1:44 am

Sat at a dinner when Princess Anne delivered a lecture on the Battle of Barfleur. Saw that much of her notes were in her handwriting.

Matthew Sykes
October 5, 2020 1:51 am

What an idiot. You can see the problem with these idiots, their intelligence does not match their ego.

Harry Passfield
October 5, 2020 2:01 am

Prince William’s history lessons, which he absorbed at the very expensive Eton college over a period of five years, should have taught him Churchill’s dictum: always read at least one newspaper or column which does not agree with your politics.

Instead, he has fallen under the spell of the silver-tongued Attenborough who is beginning to think he is attaining a God-like status (instead of merely realising that he is getting ever closer to meeting him).

I would dearly like William to get the opportunity to read some of the great posts that have appeared here over the years – especially some of Willis’s. Maybe Anthony could produce a compendium of posts and parcel them up – with stuff from Richard Lindzen and Andrew Montford’s ‘The Hockey Stick Illusion’ – and then post it off to him.

Reply to  Harry Passfield
October 6, 2020 6:12 am

“always read at least one newspaper or column which does not agree with your politics.”

I read the Guardian online every day!

October 5, 2020 2:21 am

Prince William had a golden opportunity to remain neutral and not get political on any controversial matter. His involvement in the climate controversy is a HUGE mistake, and people like me now see him as just another political hack being used by the climate alarmists.

My psychic vibes are indicating that come the passing of Her Majesty, the future of the Royal Family is in jeopardy. By 2050, the Monarchy will be abolished in favour of a republic with a President, a House of Commons and an upper house Senate of elected members. That’s what I see into the future.

October 5, 2020 3:18 am

William said: “My grandfather, my father have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years. My grandfather’s well ahead of his time.


“At the start of the 20th century India was home to 100,000 tigers but numbers crashed in the years following independence.
In 1961, on an official visit to India by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh shot a tiger at Ranthambhore while a guest of the Maharajah of Jaipur.”

Reply to  Cyan
October 5, 2020 12:34 pm

Turns out there is more than one kind of conservation.
Like keeping the mounted head of a tiger in the study or trophy room.
This hunting trophy will probably be in the family for generations to come. “Conservation”.

Reply to  Cyan
October 5, 2020 9:31 pm

I’ve “lost” fights with my sisters 10 pound cat.
The thought of a 300-500 pound cat (tiger) just terrifies me.
Their strength when they go full psycho is amazing.
(And those claws really dig in.)

Right-Handed Shark
October 5, 2020 3:47 am

The royal family is an embarrassment to us Brits, there isn’t a brain cell between them and the way the media fawns over them is sickening. They should keep their over privileged opinions to themselves.

Beam Me Up
October 5, 2020 3:56 am

You’ll notice, I’m sure, that it’s always the rich, powerful and privileged who are exhorting us to give up the little we each own and grovel in the dirt, wearing our hair shirts, for any crusts they may deign to causally toss our way once they’ve ruined all commerce, manufacturing and normal means of earning sufficient living to keep our own bodies and souls in close contact?

Personally, I see it as an illness, a mental illness, that has them thinking they have the right to dictate to the rest of humanity, those of us not born into or admitted to their “inner circle” of marvellous, woke individuals.

I’ve also seen this attitude described as a sickness of the soul. Perhaps that’s closer to it.

October 5, 2020 4:01 am

As the old Colonial saying, “The fruit is not far from the fruitcake”. When the Queen passes, so should the the Kingship and allow the Brits to finally grow up. Plus if, if they confiscated their property but allow each one of them 20K pounds/year “pension”, they’d help their NHS.

October 5, 2020 5:32 am

Quite a lot of Royal coastline, which just happens to be full of wind turbines, is threatened by “sea levels”.
Looks like the Royals have skin in the game.

As for grandpa, he founded the WWF with ex-SS officer Prince Bernhard, starting the entire post WWII environmental snowball. The kid should know grandpa wants to be reborn as a deadly virus to do something about population (direct quote). Maybe the kid is already immune?

Reply to  bonbon
October 6, 2020 6:04 am

Quite correct, they are looking after the family business:

“Industry experts expect the complex bidding process to raise record sums, which could increase energy bills and hand a windfall to the crown – potentially generating hundreds of millions for the Queen.

The Crown Estate, which manages the monarch’s property portfolio, holds exclusive rights to lease the seabed around the British Isles for wind and wave power. Its profits go to the Treasury, which then sends 25% back to the royal household in the form of the sovereign grant.

The sovereign grant was increased two years ago, from its previous level of 15%, in order to pay for extensive renovations at Buckingham Palace. It is to stay at 25% for a 10-year period, meaning the royal household should benefit directly from the money raised from the new leases.

The Crown Estate does not make its forecasts public. However, if the government’s 2030 target is met, the Queen [or King Charles, or King William] could be collecting more than £100m a year within a decade.”

Trying to Play Nice
October 5, 2020 5:36 am

“I notice when I post articles on Prince Charles, some people express the hope that the British royal succession will skip a generation.”

I don’t see why the British don’t just imprison the entire family in the Tower of London and keep the loons from making the entire nation look stupid. Europeans think President Trump is bad, most Americans I know think the Royal Family is a collection of morons.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
October 5, 2020 8:21 am

I like the Queen. I’m American.

Occasionally, I will see old world war II videos featuring the young Queen Elizabeth. She is an impressive woman, then and now.

October 5, 2020 6:27 am

Too much inbreeding

Michael Darby
October 5, 2020 6:38 am

The real issue here is that the profiteers and authoritarians who are the beneficiaries of Global Warming Cult policies are so powerful that they have infiltrated advisers not only into the Royal Family but also into the Papacy. I am reluctant to abandon hope for Britain. Someone has to point out the insanity of fuelling the Drax power station with lumber imported from the USA. Someone has to point out that each windmill is a giant step towards national poverty.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Michael Darby
October 5, 2020 8:33 am

Britain may have to learn the lesson the hard way.

Maybe California or Germany or South Australia will crash and burn first, and give Britain a good example of what *not* to do with regards to fighting the imaginary demon of human-caused climate change.

I don’t have much hope though. There are a great number of delusional politicians on the political Left, and it looks like they are the ones in charge in these locations that are struggling with wind and solar implementation.

Eventually everyone will see the light. The question is: How much damage will these delusional people do in the meantime?

Btw, I saw the tv program “Life, Liberty and Levin” on Fox News yesterday where Levin interviewed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Every American should see this interview and every person on Earth who values freedom should see this video. I guess I’m going to have to buy Cruz’ new book “Just One Vote” where he shows us we are just one vote away in the U.S. Supreme Court from having a Leftwing overthrow of the U.S. Constitution, taking away free speech and gun ownership. And doing it legally!!! We are closer to disaster than we think.

Must see interview.

October 5, 2020 7:43 am

Prince Boy has a bit of a Brian Stelter face going on. Baby face.

Reply to  leowaj
October 5, 2020 1:59 pm

His face reminds me of John Travolta, somehow. 🙂

October 5, 2020 8:31 am

Prince wants to save the world….I want to save the world too….from those who accuse the wonderful CO2 as a pollutant. Of course he never mentioned one of the worst climate warming negatives….hair thinning.

Gordon A. Dressler
October 5, 2020 8:48 am

Monkey see, monkey do.

Rich Davis
October 5, 2020 9:08 am

I think it’s up to the people of the UK to decide, obviously, although I will offer the advice to let the monarchy go out on a high note.

It will sting a bit for those of a traditional bent, like decimalisation of the pound, but after awhile, it will be a quaint memory, and the practical benefits of the change will compensate.

Old jug ears is sincere and certainly daft like his father, the aspiring virus. He’s been losing arguments with his houseplants for decades, at least since we were threatened by the coming ice age.

The rest of them, it seems to me are hoping that if they champion the Climate Change religion, the country might not terminate the monarchy.

I don’t think they will pull it off, but consider their alternatives. If they were to stand with Princess Anne, they would automatically inflame all of the professional protesters while those who appreciate such a position can be counted on to remain silent in their cowardice. Nobody will advocate ending the monarchy because they espouse daft climate change pseudoscience.

The only other alternative would have been to emulate the queen, hold mostly silent on controversial topics and behave with dignity fitting to one who represents his country. That would have been William’s better option, but it’s too late for that.

Reply to  Rich Davis
October 5, 2020 2:57 pm

Actually I have it on good authority that the only vegetable he lost an argument with was a Brussel Sprout,
I was given that insight by a Spanish onion. The rest of the vegetable patch refused to engage with him, and viewed him as a rootless person.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Mike
October 5, 2020 4:21 pm

That may well be, but a certain philodendron always bests him in a battle of wits. And the succulents! You really don’t want to hear the abuse he takes from them.

October 5, 2020 10:27 am

Ppl. please show some respect… be civil.
It is still British Royalty.

It is the same family that did not give in into the Fascism…
Is no need in going full SJW… init?


Robert of Texas
October 6, 2020 6:29 pm

Who cares what a “royal” (idiot) thinks about climate change? I wonder how much science he actually understands, or is he all about the photo-op?

I also wonder if he is aware that Great Britain and Europe where once connected as one landscape, and that “climate change” led to his island being separated by waters that have kept his homeland safe since the battle of Hastings? Does he think “climate change” just started happening – he cannot be that stupid.

If he were aware of this bigger picture, maybe he would realize that change is:

a) inevitable


b) not always bad, just different

Colin Barton
October 9, 2020 6:38 pm

As a PhD in tune with tens of thousands of like-minded scientists I write:
The famous Dr Samuel Johnson said “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action” and this is demonstrated in spades by William and Harry and the other Woke adherents. Infected by group think main chancers, senile environmentalists and even the heads of a real religion.
This is the start of the end of the Monarchy because climate change is political and nothing to do with climate.

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