Prince Charles writes a 52-page book about global warming
The outspoken heir to the Throne, who has made no secret of his views on climate change, is co-author – along with two prominent environmental campaigners – of the 52-page guide.
Details of its content have not been revealed but The Mail on Sunday understands that the slim, hardback volume claims there is overwhelming scientific evidence that largely man-made global warming causes catastrophic events, including the recent flooding in parts of Britain and rising global temperatures.
It is not known if the opinions of experts who take a less alarmist view are reflected in the book, which is aimed at adults.
The publisher, better known for its children’s classics of the 1960s and 1970s, says the book offers a ‘bite-sized understanding’ of a ‘challenging subject’, and is written by ‘leading lights’ in their fields, providing ‘informed expert opinion’.
It added that it had been extensively peer-reviewed by scientists, including the Royal Meteorological Society – a first for Ladybird.
Former Government Minister Peter Lilley said: ‘Prince Charles is sadly reflecting the view fostered by organisations like the BBC and others that anyone who exercises their critical faculties on global warming is beyond the pale.’
But Sir Nicholas Soames, the Tory MP for Mid Sussex, said: ‘Climate change is a very complex and difficult subject, and it’s brilliant the way he has distilled the arguments into this book. I commend him for writing it.’
Former Business Secretary Vince Cable added: ‘I think it’s only a few people now who do not believe that climate change is happening, so Prince Charles is right to write about it.
‘Also, he is writing about science, and so there is no problem with that. Prince Charles has written widely on social matters over the years, and I commend him for that.’
Prince Charles penned the introduction and co-wrote the 5,000-word book with former Green Party Parliamentary candidate Tony Juniper and polar scientist Emily Shuckburgh. It is the first of a new series from Ladybird aimed at explaining complicated subjects to a mass audience.
charles needs to GTFO..
anything is climate change..if its not still with no wind then its extreme weather and its all because of us..
“It is the first of a new series from Ladybird aimed at explaining complicated subjects to a mass audience.”
bullshit..its dumming down the memes the elites want taught to the kids..there is nothing complicated at all..its a scam..
“Prince Charles is sadly reflecting the view fostered by organisations like the BBC and others that anyone who exercises their critical faculties on global warming is beyond the pale.”