LONDON – In the fight against climate change, everyone can do their best.
For Prince Charles, the 72-year-old heir to the British throne, the 51-year-old Aston Martin is filling in some extra white wine by leaving the diary one day a week.
Charles told BBC Radio in a wide-ranging interview on Monday that world leaders should “do more than just talk” when they gather in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, from the end of the month for the United Nations Climate Summit. Like COP26.
Summit scheduled for October 31-November. 12, many environmentalists are billed as the last chance in the world to turn the war on climate change.
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Charles said leaders should note the frustration many young people feel about their future, and they understand the “frustration” of climate campaign groups, such as the extinction rebellion, which is carrying out protests and blocking roads.
“The difficulty is, how do you direct that frustration in a more constructive way than destructive,” he said.
Charles, who has been talking about climate and environmental issues for nearly 50 years, said that before it became fashionable, the world had taken “too long” to take the climate crisis seriously.
Charles will attend a series of events at COP26, including his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his other eldest son, Prince William and William’s other big names, including his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.
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In an interview with Prince George Wood, Arboretum Charles also created his own efforts to reduce his carbon footprint in his home gardens at Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire.
“I don’t eat meat and fish two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products one day a week,” he said. “The more you do, the less you stress.”
He said he described his car, the Aston Martin, which he had owned for five decades, as “extra English white wine and whey from the cheese process.”
Everyone can do their best.