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Watch: King Charles III activates the ‘Climate Clock’ – ‘Only 6 years & 24 days left to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees’ – But he previously issued 10 year, 18 month, 100 month & 35 year tipping points

28 June, London: His Majesty King Charles III has today attended the launch of a Climate Clock, representing a stark warning that there are only six years and 24 days left to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees[1].

The event took place at Climate Action’s Climate Innovation Forum (CIF), where His Majesty also attended a meeting on climate solutions and met British climate-tech founders.

The Climate Clock was switched on by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, using a button made of plastic recovered from the ocean. The activation of a five-metre-tall Climate Clock in the City of London’s historic Guildhall automatically launched 150 climate clocks across London and major cities nationwide – the largest of which is at Piccadilly Circus. Billboards were donated by Ocean Outdoor and JCDecaux.

The Climate Clock represents the speed of action that must be taken to limit the worst of climate change and global warming. It also visualises the Renewable Energy Lifeline, which monitors the percentage share of global consumption generated by renewable resources.

For more than five decades, as Prince of Wales, The King has championed action for a sustainable future. Before the Climate Clock was activated, a short film was played, featuring speeches over the last 50 years by His Majesty, as Prince of Wales, on the subject.


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King Charles and Another Climate Timetable


Charles has already made a fool of himself over climate timetables before.

The Independent (July 9, 2009):

Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse, the Prince of Wales has warned in a grandstand speech which set out his concerns for the future of the planet.

The heir to the throne told an audience of industrialists and environmentalists at St James’s Palace last night that he had calculated that we have just 96 months left to save the world.

And in a searing indictment on capitalist society, Charles said we can no longer afford consumerism and that the “age of convenience” was over.

The Washington Times (July 28, 2015):

Prince Charles is warning that there are only 35 years left to save the planet from climate disaster, which represents a 33-year extension of his previous deadline.
In March 2009, the heir to the British throne predicted that the world had 100 months “before we risk catastrophic climate change,” as pointed out by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano.

Rupert Darwall in RealClearEnergy (May 2023):

A 2021 paper on extreme climate forecasts tabulates 79 predictions of climate-caused catastrophe dating back to the first Earth Day in 1970. Charles has the distinction of being the only individual to be featured three times, with separate predictions of climate apocalypse. As the paper’s co-author David Rode of Carnegie Mellon University comments, alongside Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich, Prince Charles has “warned repeatedly of ‘irretrievable ecosystem collapse’ if actions were not taken, repeated the prediction with a new definitive end date. Their predictions have repeatedly been apocalyptic and highly certain . . . and so far, they’ve also been wrong.”

Charles is, of course, entitled to his opinions on climate change. He is not, however, entitled to use his throne as, so to speak, a platform to express them. This presents him with a choice he should not be allowed to dodge. As noted above, if the crisis is as grave as he suggests, it is surely his duty to step down so that he can be free to speak out about the approaching apocalypse, beginning, perhaps, like his younger son, with a book, and an interview with Oprah.


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The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct in a speech in London yesterday to foreign ministers from the Commonwealth. “I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival,” Prince Charles said.