Monday, 7 January 2013

Britain's Prince Charles and environmental hypocrisy

Britain's Prince Charles says that he is worried about leaving "a dysfunctional word" to his grandchild:

“I don't want to be confronted by my future grandchild and (have) them say: 'Why didn't you do something?',” he said in a pre-recorded interview for the high-rating  ITV program This Morning.
“So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn't a total poisoned chalice.”
Prince Charles said with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, and Duchess Kate expecting a baby this northern hemisphere summer, he hoped not to leave them a “dysfunctional world”.

“I've gone on for years about the importance of thinking about the long-term in relation to the environmental damage, climate change and everything else,” he said.

Read the entire article here

Read what Willis Eschenbach recently wrote, and you will understand what a hypocrite the prince is:
So when James Hansen (NNoN: and prince Charles) gets all mealy-mouthed about his poor grandkids’ world in fifty years, boo-boo, it just makes me shake my head in amazement. His policies have already led to an increase in something I never heard of when I was a kid, “fuel poverty”. This is where the anti-human pseudo-green energy policies advocated by Hansen and others have driven the price of fuel so high that people who weren’t poor before, now cannot heat their homes in winter … it’s shockingly common in Britain, for example.
In other words, when James Hansen is coming on all weepy-eyed about what might possibly happen to his poor grandchildren fifty years from now, he is so focused on the future that he overlooks the ugly present-day results of his policies, among them the grandparents shivering in houses that they can no longer afford to heat …

And the hypocrisy of Prince Charles is not only related to fuel poverty and poor people. The prince also fakes an interest in birds:
HRH The Prince of Wales today officially opened the latest Live Build project, a Bird Hide at Llangorse Lake in Wales, completed by our Building Craft Apprentices earlier this year.
The bird hide aimed to replace an older version, also situated at Llangorse Lake, as growing reeds were increasingly limiting views of the local wildlife.The new structure was designed in close partnership with the local community, who played a crucial part in helping the students understand what the new building needed to incorporate in its design.
In reality the Prince, who in 2011 received the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Medal, is cashing in on bird and bat killing wind turbines:

The Royal Family have secured a lucrative deal that will earn them tens of millions of pounds from the massive expansion of offshore windfarms.
They will net up to £37.5 million extra income every year from the drive for green energy because the seabed within Britain’s ter­ritorial waters is owned by the Crown Estate.

Last year energy firms were given green light for 45 windmills on Crown Estate land, which will rake in  in £1million a year in subsidies.

Although Prince Charles has previously said that he opposed onshore wind farms, he has now changed his tune:

“I recently flew over the German countryside where ancient buildings and castles now merge into a new landscape dotted with solar panels and wind turbines. I certainly support the commitment to working with nature’s freely-given forms and clean energy.”

(But the prince of course does not want wind turbines to "merge into" the landscape close to his own "ancient buildings and castles"). 

This is what Prince Charles does not want to people to know:

Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving some to the point of extinction. Most environmentalists just don’t want to know. Because they’re so desperate to believe in renewable energy, they’re in a state of denial. But the evidence suggests that, this century at least, renewables pose a far greater threat to wildlife than climate change.

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