Charles Windsor, President WWF, UK

I have a lot of qualms about a future monarch preaching systemic change. But Charles Windsor is absolutely right in his speech to the WWF UK this week:

“History will not judge us by how much economic growth we achieve in the immediate years ahead, nor by how much we expand material consumption, but by the legacy for our grandchildren and their grandchildren,” he said. “We are consuming what is rightfully theirs by sacrificing long-term progress on the altar of immediate satisfaction. That is hardly responsible behaviour. There is an urgent need for all of us to concentrate our efforts on sustaining, nurturing and protecting the Earth’s natural capital and, moreover, reshaping our economic system so that Nature sits at the very heart of our thinking.”

Prince Charles warns of ‘sixth extinction event’ – Telegraph

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