Britain’s Prince Charles says he shares the concerns of Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists that world leaders “just talk” about climate change and were not doing enough to prevent its catastrophic impact.
Extreme weather events are becoming much more common. This year in China, ferocious floods forced more than 1m to relocate; fires ravaged Greece all summer, blotting out the sun; heatwaves killed almost 700 people in Canada and 600 in America. Meanwhile, Russia reported the largest fires in its history, while Texas grappled with unprecedented snow. Record-shattering high temperatures have been recorded everywhere, from Spain to Siberia.