World News – GB – There is no choice but to be successful on climate change, warns William


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The Duke of Cambridge said there was « no choice but to succeed » in tackling the problem of climate change over the next 10 years

In a Ted Talk recorded in the grounds of Windsor Castle, William praised humanity’s ability to solve problems, adding that he is determined to remain optimistic

The future king gave the address under the canopy of an oak tree in the castle grounds, where the royal family has lived for over 900 years

Prince William presents the @EarthshotPrize, which will award £ 1million prizes to 5 big environmental solutions – every year for the next 10 years

He said: “In my grandmother’s lifetime, for the past 90 years or so, our impact has accelerated so quickly that our climate, our oceans, our air, our nature and everything in it. depends are at risk

« This oak has been around for centuries, but it’s never seen a decade like this

« We begin this new decade knowing that this is the most significant period in history. Science is irrefutable

« If we do not act in this decade, the damage we have caused will be irreversible and the effects felt not only by future generations, but by all of us alive today

« How can we hope to solve such huge and intractable problems? » It may sound overwhelming, but it is possible

The Duke of Cambridge gave the speech at the launch of Countdown, a global campaign to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

The global competition aims to encourage the public, scientists, businesses and even cities to come up with ideas and technologies to “fix our planet” within 10 years

William told Ted Talk viewers that he had long been inspired by US President John F’s « lunar mission » Kennedy in 1961 to bring a man to the moon in a decade

He said: “In taking this giant leap for humanity, the team behind the moonshot united millions of people around the world in fear that this crazy ambition wasn’t so crazy after all. – and along the way, she helped breathing equipment, CAT scanners and solar panels

This new global environmental prize will spur change and help repair our planet over the next ten years – a crucial decade for Earth imageTwittercom / biAZecHuml

« We must harness that same spirit of human ingenuity and determination and transform it with super-precise focus and urgency on the most pressing challenge we have ever faced: repairing our planet »

The Duke of Cambridge has detailed five goals to be achieved in 10 years: protect and restore nature, clean the air, revive the oceans, build a world without waste and fix the climate

He said the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic was an example of what can be done when those in power act

He said: “We have built hospitals overnight, remodeled factories, invested billions in finding a vaccine and better treatments, and we were inspired by emerging heroes in every community. of the world »

« Although our generation is only one stage in the life of these magnificent oak trees, we have the power and the potential to ensure that they, and all life on earth, thrive for another thousand years and more.

« But only if we now unleash the greatest talents of our generation to fix our planet We have no choice but to succeed »

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