Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Another royalty speaks out about global warming: The King of Sweden calls for a global ban on bathtubs

Fighting global warming seems to have become a truly royal cause. It seems that Sweden´s King Carl XVI Gustaf does not want Britain´s Prince Charles to be the only royalty who gets good publicity by talking about the dangers of climate change:

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has called for a ban on bathtubs to help cut emissions in an interview ahead of UN climate talks in Paris.

“All bathtubs should be banned. Just imagine it!”, he exclaimed in an interview published in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper on Saturday.
Carl XVI Gustaf said that the idea had come to him the day before the interview, as he was going through his morning routine and was forced to run a bath, because the room in which he was staying lacked a shower.
“It took a lot of fresh water and energy,” he said. “It struck me so clearly: it’s not wise that I have to do this. I really felt ashamed then, I really did.” 
Later in the interview, he cautioned that the suggestion was a little “lighthearted”. 
“But there is a truth there,” he maintained. “Those small details have an enormous effect.”

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Now Swedes are wondering whether the Swedish delegation at the forthcoming COP 21 climate jamboree will put the Royal Bathtub Ban on the agenda in Paris.

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