Speaking at a European Union conference about global warming on Wednesday, Prince Charles has said that climate change sceptics are “playing a game of roulette” with the future of their grandchildren.
“I would ask how these people are going to face their grandchildren and admit to them that they failed their future; that they ignored all the clear warning signs,”
“I wonder, will such people be held accountable at the end of the day for the absolute refusal to countenance a precautionary approach for this plays a most reckless game of roulette with the future inheritance of those who come after us?”
Prince Charles attacked the implication that he and hundreds of scientists around the world are somehow secretly conspiring to undermine and deliberately destroy the entire market-based capitalist system.
The leader of the UK Independence Party has claimed that Prince Charles is scaremongering, so that clean energy policies could earn the Royal Family as much as £38 million per annum from subsidized wind farms, on land owned by the Crown Estate.
In addition, a Conservative MP, Roger Helmer, maintained that the actions the EU is taking will have a result too small to measure, so we might just as well “sacrifice a golden calf to the sky gods. It would be equally effective, but much cheaper”