Prince Charles has said climate change, global warming and loss of diversity are the “greatest threats humanity has ever faced” – as he met activist Greta Thunberg for the first time.
He was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The prince said: “Now it is time to take it to the next level. In order to secure our future and to prosper we need to evolve our economic model.”
He arrived in Switzerland in a fully electric Jaguar car and met teenage campaigner Thunberg after his speech.
In his keynote address, he said: “We are in the midst of a crisis that is now I hope well understood.
“Global warning, climate change and the devastating loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced.”
He told the audience: “Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing to bring the world back from the brink, in trying to restore the balance, when we could have done? I don’t want to.
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“Just think for a moment, what good is all the extra wealth in the world gained from business as usual if you can do nothing with it except watch it burn in catastrophic conditions.
“This is why I need your help, your ingenuity and your practical skills to ensure that the private sector leads the world out of the approaching catastrophe into which we have engineered ourselves.”
Source : Sky News