Prince George’s fears about climate change: Prince Charles reveals his grandson is learning about the threat of ‘big storms, fires and food shortages’ – as he pens foreword to a new book about the crisis for children
- Prince Charles, 72, has revealed how George is learning about climate change
- Royal makes comments in Sky Kids Original documentary Cop26: In Your Hands
- Said grandson is ‘learning how climate change is causing big storms and floods’
- Expressed concern that ‘we have forgotten that we have put back into nature’
- Comes after Prince William hosted the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards
Prince Charles has revealed told how his grandson Prince George is learning about climate change as he introduced a documentary ahead of Cop26.
The Prince of Wales, 72, appeared in the new The Sky Kids Original documentary Cop26: In Your Hands, and explained his eldest grandson, eight, has been learning global warming is causing ‘the big storms, and floods, the droughts, fires and food shortages’ around the world.
During the clip, Charles added: ‘When I was his age, people had no idea about the damage they were doing, but by the time I was a teenager I started to see that if we didn’t stop polluting our planet, we would face a very dangerous future indeed.’
The royal’s comments come after it was revealed Charles has written the foreword for a new children’s book about global warming.
Prince Charles, 72, has revealed told how his grandson Prince George, eight, is learning about climate change as he introduced a documentary ahead of Cop26
In the documentary, Charles, shown holding a revolving earth in the footage, told viewers: ‘Your future depends upon the future of the planet.’
The Sky documentary features six young climate change activists – Darielen, aged 15 from Brazil; Hannah, 17, from the UK; Kynan, 16, from Indonesia; Queen, 17, from Cameroon; Sophia, 15, from Canada; and 16-year-old Tamsyn, from Australia – who highlight the devastating impact climate change has had on their corners of the earth.
The prince told viewers: ‘I’m old enough to have a grandson.
‘Like you he is learning how climate change is causing the big storms, and floods, the droughts, fires and food shortages we are seeing around the world.’
The Prince of Wales explained his eldest grandson has been learning global warming was causing ‘the big storms, and floods, the droughts, fires and food shortages’ around the world (pictured)
He expressed concern that ‘we have forgotten that we have to put back into nature as much as we take out’.
Earlier this week The Duke of Cambridge said Prince George becomes ‘confused and annoyed’ when rubbish reappears after he’s picked up litter.
The eight-year-old royal has been collecting rubbish with his £20,000-a-year school, Thomas’s Battersea, in south west London, but expressed frustration to his dad that litter continues to appear in the same place daily.
Meanwhile Town&Country reported The Prince’s Foundation and What on Earth Publishing have partnered on a new children’s book about climate change.
It’s Up to Us by Christopher Lloyd is being launched alongside the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, at the beginning of November.
The book will be donated to every primary school in Scotland and half of all proceeds from sales will go to The Prince’s Foundation to support its charitable work.
The royal’s comments come after it was revealed Charles has written the foreword for a new children’s book about global warming
Prince Charles writes in the foreword: ‘Children have a unique curiosity for Nature and for this amazing planet we call home.
‘All the people in the world need to do everything they can to keep Nature healthy so that people and animals can be healthy.
‘This means that we need all of the world’s countries, cities, businesses and organizations to work together.
‘This is why I created the Terra Carta as a roadmap for Nature, People and Planet.’
But it’s not the first children’s book the royal has written – he previously wrote a tome called The Old Man of Lochnagar in 1980 to raise money for the Children’s Trust.
In authoring a children’s book she follows in the footsteps of fellow Royals Sarah, the Duchess of York, who has produced her own money-spinning series, Princess Michael of Kent and even Prince Charles, who penned a children’s book called The Old Man of Lochnagar in 1980 to raise money for the Children’s Trust.
The news comes after the Duke of Cambridge staged his inaugural Earthshot Prize eco-awards ceremony – an ambitious £50 million 10-year initiative designed to find solutions to the world’s environmental problems.
Taking to Instagram, the Prince of Wales praised his eldest son yesterday for his ‘growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize’.
In a rare and touching public statement, Charles wrote: ‘I am very proud of my son, William, for his growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize.
Taking to Instagram, the Prince of Wales praised his eldest son yesterday for his ‘growing commitment to the environment and the bold ambition of the Earthshot Prize’
‘As a world, we need to come together to inspire, reimagine and build the sustainable future we so desperately need.
‘Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions.
‘In parallel, through my Terra Carta and Sustainable Markets Initiative, we will work to mobilize the trillions of dollars required to transition the global economy onto a more sustainable trajectory.
‘Together, with all those who join us, we have a real opportunity to deliver a brighter future for humanity while restoring harmony between Nature, People and Planet.’
World leaders are preparing to gather at the Cop26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow at the end of the month.
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