Prince Charles Pens Striking Essay in the Daily Mail About Climate Change

It's not often that we get to read essays written personally by royals. But Prince Charles just wrote a rare piece that was published in The Daily Mail. Wondering what the Prince of Wales discussed in his article? Climate change.

A snippet from the essay was shared on the Clarence House Instagram account, where they said, “The Prince of Wales has written an article for the Daily Mail on the increase in extreme weather events, as a result of climate change.” More specifically, the piece discusses the wildfires that are burning throughout Greece, Turkey and Italy.

In the included excerpt, His Royal Highness illustrates some of these natural disasters, saying, “It has been truly the stuff of nightmares to see the once blue skies above the Peloponnese, Attica and the island of Evia turn a bright orange as mile after mile of the country’s famed landscape and over 100,000 hectares of forest and farmland have been swallowed up by ferocious flames, causing the tragic loss of life, injury and the wide-spread destruction of so many peoples’ homes and livelihoods.”

The rest of the text sees the royal asking for the combined work of many different nations. “I have long felt the challenge is far too big and far too important for any one country to address it alone,” he says. “British firefighters are doing what they can to help in Greece, but we all need to race to the front line now to combat climate change as a whole.” The essay in its entirety can be read here.

Prince Charles has always had a dedication to preserving the environment. Last year, the royal family shared a video from when the prince was only twenty-one years old, where he gave a speech on the effects of plastic pollution and how it harms the environment. So, it seems the royal has been trying to spread this message for a long time.

Good for you, Prince Charles.

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