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  • Adrian Lepiten

Climate Action: Prince William in a Rallying Cry for the Environment

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Prince William issued a rallying cry for the environment, saying there was a “pressing need to protect and restore our planet.”

Over the weekend, June 4, 2022, Prince William gave a speech in London. The Duke of Cambridge noted in his speech that “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda.”

On Saturday, in a statement marking Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in London, William mentioned that his 96-year-old grandmother had lived for nearly a century.

“During this period, mankind has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs,” he said. “And while these breakthroughs have increased our awareness of the impact humans are having on our world, our planet has become more fragile.”

“Today, in 2022, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the pressing need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent,” he said.

“More businesses and politicians are answering the call and, perhaps most inspiringly, the cause is now being led by an amazing and united generation of young people across the world,” he declares.

Prince William has often lectured about environmental issues. In April 2021, he spoke about the "intrinsic link between nature and climate change."

He appeared to criticize space tourism as advocated by some of the world's most powerful billionaires.

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