Prince Charles, heir to the British crown, called on Sunday to act quickly to fight climate change, the impact of which will “
”, according to him, that of the new coronavirus pandemic.
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Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented level and pace, we will miss the window of fire
" to create "
a more sustainable and inclusive future
," he said in a recorded message to be broadcast to the opening of Climate Week this Monday in New York (United States).
Simply put, the global pandemic is a warning we cannot ignore,
” continued the 71-year-old prince, a long-time supporter of environmental causes.
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The (environmental) crisis has existed for too many years - denounced, denigrated and denied,
” he added.
It is now becoming a general disaster that will eclipse the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic
Already in January, before the world elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Prince Charles sounded the alarm on climate change, before a meeting with the young climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son tested positive for the new coronavirus in March but suffered only mild symptoms.