Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our GREEN MAN Prince

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HRH Prince Charles Lecture on the Environment

OK leaving aside one's views on Britain’s system of constitutional monarchy and political mayhem, being fully aware that this gentleman has not been democratically "elected" it was refreshing to listen to his views. Having been labelled a "crack pot" and more by those who despise his interference within the political arena, he does, in my opinion, have much to say that demands attention

The Prince Of Wales delivered the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture at St James's Palace, the 33rd lecture held in honour of the veteran broadcaster, who died in 1965.

The heir to the throne, who turned 60 last November, has become well known for identifying key issues ahead of mainstream public thinking, such as encouraging organic food production or emphasising the importance of inter-faith dialogue.

He has created over 20 charities and six social enterprises aimed at topics as diverse as promoting youth opportunity, encouraging corporate social responsibility and protecting the natural environment.

In this keynote lecture he sets out some of the serious challenges which the world now faces and explores how some of these issues could be tackled in the years ahead.

Quote: But for all its achievements, our consumerist society comes at an enormous cost to the Earth and we must face up to the fact that the Earth cannot afford to support it. Just as our banking sector is struggling with its debts – and paradoxically also facing calls for a return to so-called “old-fashioned,” traditional banking – so Nature’s life-support systems are failing to cope with the debts we have built up there too. So, if we don’t face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust. And no amount of quantitative easing will revive it.

Link to transcript:

Sad to say that I saw, not for the first time, a programme shortly after this that highlighted the very issues discussed; the world's bees are disappearing!!!!!!!!

Lets' all stop and think what we are doing to our world before it is too late!

Take a look at the The Prince's Rain Forest Project
Sign up on his site and add your name to put rainforests at the heart of the climate change debate
One name - a drop in the ocean. A million names will create a wave that cannot be ignored!

Other interesting related snippets
Vivienne Westwood's passion - stopping climate change
2012 Mayan Article in LA Times


Anonymous said...

There was an article in the National Geographic a few months ago regarding the bee issue. I had no idea how pivotal bees were for so many things.

Elizabet said...


There is a good video podcast, called "Silence of the Bees" that offers an expert's view on the ramifications of losing our precious bees!
Here's the link if you're interested in watching:

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