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Prince Charles And The Ford Foundation

October 29, 2015

By Paul Homewood 

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/11962756/Prince-Charles-to-attend-crucial-Paris-climate-change-talks.html

 

I was going to do the usual “Prince Charles in his private jet” commentary, but could not be asked!

 

Still, I read the Telegraph report, and discovered that Charley had announced this news as he hosted a meeting on climate change and deforestation at Lancaster House with Amber Rudd, the energy and climate change secretary. Guests included Ségolène Royal, the French minister of ecology.

 

The Telegraph also included this picture of the meeting, which someone had posted on Twitter:

 

 

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So, I asked myself, what on earth were the Ford Foundation doing there?

The foundation was originally set up by Henry Ford, and his son Edsel in 1936, and its mission is absolutely clear.

 

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http://www.fordfoundation.org/about-us/mission

 

Just the first page of its grants database, in alphabetical order, shows how it goes about carrying out its aims.

 

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http://www.fordfoundation.org/grants/search

 

 

Now I am sure all this is very worthy. But can anybody please tell me why the Ford Foundation has been asked to attend a meeting about climate change?

It also raises the question, who else attended? And what was the real agenda?

12 Comments
  1. October 29, 2015 5:01 pm

    If they know anything about poverty they should appreciate that expensive renewable energy is a disaster for the old and poor.

  2. October 29, 2015 6:50 pm

    The Ford Foundation has been taken over by the Climate Blob:

    http://www.fordfoundation.org/equals-change/post/as-the-climate-changes-we-are-all-living-dangerously

    • October 29, 2015 7:16 pm

      The Climate Blob pretend to care about forests, and about the local people displaced by industrial deforestation, and about the local air pollution from fires currently raging in Indonesia, but in reality they are just exploiting all that because of the CO2 being emitted.

  3. Tom O permalink
    October 29, 2015 7:22 pm

    I don’t know much about where the Ford Foundation made the “left” turn, but I find it preposterous that you would convene a meeting that in theory is supposedly going to benefit the disadvantaged in the world in such an ornate and obviously expensive room. I can’t imagine the amount of energy it would take to heat or cool that vaulted space, nor even the amount of electricity to light the thing as brightly as it obviously is lit. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  4. October 29, 2015 10:54 pm

    Thanks for the ref. Climanrecon. Usual blatant nonsense of extreme weather etc.etc.
    It probably gives Charley a warm glow,or maybe it is the CO2 doing that.Long live the Queen.

  5. Green Sand permalink
    October 29, 2015 11:03 pm

    Ah, Bonny Prince Charlie!

    Every time he speaks my head gets a little rounder, whilst at the same time singing God Save the Queen with increasing fervour.

    • October 30, 2015 11:35 am

      And I say, “Thank you, Lord, for sending us George Washington!”

  6. Bloke down the pub permalink
    October 30, 2015 10:30 am

    Maybe Chaz is hoping to hitch a lift in the Ford company jet for his trip to Paris?

    • October 30, 2015 10:37 am

      If only more celebrity alarmists would jet share? Perhaps I could develop an app and get in on the gravy plane?

      • johnmarshall permalink
        October 30, 2015 10:55 am

        Probably Charley is offering his jet, in reality ours as it is paid for by the Brit tax payers, to the “friends of climate change”. I have asked for a seat on our jet but as yet no reply to my email, he’s a bit busy today I expect.

  7. Bloke down the pub permalink
    October 30, 2015 10:38 am

    I thought the placecard name was unusual, Penny not normally being a man’s name, so I checked their website. From the photo, I still wasn’t sure but it turns out that Penny is a she.

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