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US News Charles meets Greta as he calls global warming 'greatest-ever threat'

17:00  22 january  2020
17:00  22 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Prince Charles wearing a suit and tie: Prince Charles was speaking in Davos, Switzerland © Reuters Prince Charles was speaking in Davos, Switzerland 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.

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calling them 'perhaps the greatest threat to our industry going forward'", in apparent reference to the recent school strikes inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Following Thunberg's filing of a lawsuit against France, Germany and other countries which failed to meet their Paris Agreement emission

The global climate strike this Friday is gearing up to be one of the biggest environmental protests the world has ever seen. Some people consider this a threat . A handful of fossil fuel lobbyists, politicians and journalists Greta , he says, initiated the strike before anyone in the family had heard of Rentzhog.

"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.

"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."

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