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Charles’ Missed Deadlines

July 15, 2019

By Paul Homewood



The Telegraph’s Charles Moore offers us his take on Prince Charles’ latest silly speech:


Last week, the Prince of Wales warned Commonwealth leaders that they have only 18 months to “decide our ability to keep climate change to sustainable levels”. In 2009, in Brazil, HRH announced that the world had 100 months left to save the planet from “irretrievable climate collapse”. His deadline duly came and went in 2017, without catastrophe, so I got in touch with the Clarence House press office to ask what Prince Charles predicted now. I got a slightly mumbled answer about how we might be looking more at some date in the 2030s.

Now that he has reverted to the end of the world being very nigh indeed, I have not the heart to trouble his staff with further questions. But I think we can all be serenely confident that they – and the rest of us – will still be getting on with life perfectly normally in early 2021, quite regardless of whatever Commonwealth leaders do or do not decide.

  1. Paul Reynolds permalink
    July 15, 2019 11:10 am

    I hear moronic climate change protesters are chaining themselves to railings. Instead of cutting them free and arresting them why don’t the police just leave them and ignore them.

  2. July 15, 2019 11:17 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  3. HotScot permalink
    July 15, 2019 11:25 am

    Jug eared moron. He’s as thick as an adult as he was as a child.

    The UK needs to rid itself of this parasitic family.

    • July 15, 2019 12:14 pm

      After the American Revolution, many sought to have George Washington made a king. This statement has been attributed to George Washington during the debate: “I didn’t overthrow George III to become George I.” Washington was a wise, wise man.

      • dearieme permalink
        July 15, 2019 3:20 pm

        He probably was wise. But “attributed to” means ‘invented by someone else long after the event’ I’ll bet. It’s best not to confuse foundation myths with facts.

      • Duker permalink
        July 16, 2019 3:18 am

        The story goes some military officers during the very last stages of the revolutionary war offered him ‘kingship’ because they were tired of an ineffectual congress.
        Sound familiar, but Congress didnt have the powers they had today so had to ask the states for funding and so on.
        There wasnt a serious offer by people in a position to do so, and of course Washington wasnt the slightest bit interested.

      • July 16, 2019 1:12 pm

        dearieme: I did not realize that by putting in the caveat “attributed” that I would be thought to be trying to “confuse foundation myths with facts.” Interesting.

        I must say, however, that many wanted to declare George Washington “king” and he, along with others of the Founders, put that one to rest. They had just dealt with one and did not want a substitute.

        As the only recording devices in those days were quill pens, it is hard to determine the accuracy of certain statements. May we agree that as General George Washington (not disputed) he did defeat the military of King George III of England (also little disputed) resulting in the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown? Following, General Washington chaired the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA (also not considered myth), resulting in the announcement of its completion to the citizens assembled outside at 4:00 pm, on September 17, 1787. DAR celebrates that occasion with “Bells Across America” when Daughters gather on September 17 at the local courthouse with their bells (I use my great grandmother’s hand school bell) and precisely at 4:00 pm we ring our bells along with the courthouse and local church bells.

    • July 15, 2019 3:56 pm

      Hotscot. Regardless of his simplistic and wrong headed views on climate change, he’s clearly not a moron. And insulting his physical appearance does you no credit and is very childish. Hr passed the necessary exams to become an RN officer enabling him to successfully command a minesweeper. They aren’t easy exams either.

      • July 15, 2019 7:50 pm

        Princess Diana said Charles did not know how to make a cup of tea.
        He was so used to his servants doing every thing for him
        I remember watching on TV Margaret Thatcher not being able to fill a car with petrol.
        Royals famously had The Groom of the Stool was the most intimate of an English monarch’s courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in excretion and ablution.

      • Duker permalink
        July 16, 2019 3:22 am

        His speeches are written by his flunkies, with his spidery writing corrections no doubt.
        Trouble is his new flunkies arent the same as those some time back so arent aware of the previous dud projections, or if they were darent not point out his fallibility.

  4. July 15, 2019 11:47 am

    The 18 month figure is actually just how globe-trotting Climate Leaders view the world, their diaries have clusters of meetings, and apparently there are a lot of them in the next 18 months. When you ignore, or are unaware of, the fact that the Global Average Power consumption (all energy) is 10,000 GW, and that most of that is fossil fuel combustion, with small amounts of the hated hydro and nuclear, you believe that declarations of “Ambition” are sufficient to change the laws of economics, such that the existing 10,000 GW will be binned and replaced with “green” energy.

    To add 10,000 GW by 2050 you need 1 GW per day. OK, who added a GW yesterday? and who will do it today and tomorrow and the next day, etc …?

  5. bruce gee permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:11 pm

    HRH is one of the worlds most self indulgent goofs. Also one of the worlds largest carbon footprints.

    On Mon, 15 Jul. 2019, 8:03 pm NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT, wrote:

    > Paul Homewood posted: “By Paul Homewood The Telegraph’s Charles Moore > offers us his take on Prince Charles’ latest silly speech: Last week, the > Prince of Wales warned Commonwealth leaders that they have only 18 months > to “decide our ability to keep c” >

  6. Athelstan. permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:15 pm

    Of course and well renowned for it, prince chuckles is a bestist matey of the house of saud, I wonder if he ever tells them to stop selling their “filth oil”?

    wacha think?

  7. Gerry, England permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:27 pm

    No great surprise that his prediction hasn’t come true. Nobody’s ever has other than our predictions that in whatever year we will all still be here, the icecaps will be too, nobody has drowned, lots of food is being produced – you almost can’t give coffee beans away at the moment – etc etc.

  8. Harry Passfield permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:33 pm

    “…decide our ability to keep climate change to sustainable levels”. [HRH]

    There is a whole book to be written just on that one sentence alone.

    1: ‘decide’ – how, who, where, what, when?
    2: ‘ability’ – God-given or natural? To what standard? Defined by whom?
    3: ‘keep’ ie: control the weather – how, when, where?
    4: ‘sustainable’ – I bet Charles can’t even define that word. I wonder anyone can.
    5: ‘levels’ – determined how? By whom? When? Plural? Only the level of ‘change’?
    6: Finally, the biggest question of all, and left unsaid: WHY???

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      July 15, 2019 1:14 pm

      Good analysis, Harry. I wonder if Charles actually understands what he is spouting.

      I would like to see Moore, with whose views I usually agree, do an ‘Andrew Neil’ on him. His mother — different era, I agree — has played a blinder for the best part of 70 years. We have barely a clue what she thinks about anything, which is as it should be in a non-executive, largely ceremonial head of state. Any opinions she may have had and any advice she has been asked for have been quietly expressed, off the record and behind closed doors.

      Well done, ma’am. I wish I was confident that your son would be equally reticent and discreet!

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        July 15, 2019 3:55 pm

        I doubt Charley boy has a clue what he means. Why do you think Brenda is hanging on?

      • alexei permalink
        July 15, 2019 3:56 pm

        Yes, but ………… she signed all the successive EU treaties, giving away increasing chunks of British sovereignty – which she is sworn to defend. Had she refused just once ………

  9. Gamecock permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:44 pm

    ‘Last week, the Prince of Wales warned Commonwealth leaders that they have only 18 months to “decide our ability to keep climate change to sustainable levels”.’

    ‘That they have.’

    He seems unaware that the empire is gone. The planet won’t notice what UK does.

    • mikewaite permalink
      July 15, 2019 2:16 pm

      “The planet won’t notice what UK does”.
      I wish that you were correct, Gamecock, but unfortunately you are not. All over the Western World , councils , from those of small towns , to large States , are declaring climate emergencies following the Westminster proclamation. The consequences will not be good.
      HRH himself has a 1 hour chat with Trump, and on the return of the President to the US all the expected initiatives against AGW alarmism and the EPA eco-fascism are cancelled. Expect him to embrace the Paris Accord shortly.

  10. Jackington permalink
    July 15, 2019 12:48 pm

    Fortunately this Charles Moore piece is in today’s print edition of the DT. including the HRH bit. Maybe he is making a bid to take over Booker’s old role?!

  11. Mack permalink
    July 15, 2019 1:03 pm

    Em, Charles is a member of an illustrious band of climageddon doomsayers who all have one thing in common – they’ve all been proved spectacularly wrong. From Ehrlich to Hansen, the UEA’s ‘end of snow’ prophets to Gore and Wadham’s ‘ice free’ Arctic disciples etc etc, the list of alarmist fails is becoming legendary. I dare say that my children will be taking the mick out of ‘Occasional Cortex’ when she laments that we only have another 12 years to save the planet (again) in…..2050. Although, by that date, it might be cold not heat that’ll be bothering her.

  12. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 15, 2019 2:54 pm

    The man who refuses to accept what science says about his beloved homeopathy insists we must all accept whathe science says about climate change. Yet in one case we have hugely solid evidence and in the other dodgy computer models.

  13. July 15, 2019 3:34 pm

    This is getting too much. The UK use to be the leader of the world and respected , now, the Uk is being drawn into this craziness of the end of the world.Is there no way you people can stop the this BS. Look at Ross McKitrick University of Guelph Ontario cost of green energy and return. None of this green energy stuff makes no sense on a large scale. You need to be in a desert with waste space not covering agriculture land with solar panels and killing wildliife with wind turbines

  14. July 15, 2019 7:07 pm

    Pulling arbitrary doom-dates out of his royal posterior every time the last one fails is not going to impress too many people, apart from the usual climate fanatics maybe.

  15. Up2snuff permalink
    July 15, 2019 8:18 pm

    There were stern words and harsh treatments for false prophets in the Bible. I don’t approve of Regicide so instead HRH Prince Charles ought to re-acquaint himself fully with Testaments Old and New before assuming the Throne. He will need the wisdom contained therein.

  16. Gas Geezer permalink
    July 15, 2019 10:26 pm

    OT. As a Gas Safe registered engineer I was recently asked to fit a co2 alarm as opposed to a co alarm, by mistake I presumed. It occurred to me that if most people don’t know the difference that perhaps this basic level of ignorance in the general population is helping to drive climate change hysteria. After all we only ever here from the msm that co2 is bad ie dangerous ergo we need an alarm.. ist for it.

    • Duker permalink
      July 16, 2019 3:26 am

      I hope you pointed out them, that their car is potent producer of both CO2 and CO. If they are ‘alarmed’ about both , suggest they get rid of the car without replacement and see what happens!

  17. trevor collins permalink
    July 16, 2019 5:12 am

    greetings from New Zealand…….Charles Windsor…..DO AS I SAY….NOT AS I DO?? complete idiot……..eating too many eggs, and talking to the flowers!! never struck a blow in his life. regards, Trevor.j

  18. George Lawson permalink
    July 16, 2019 9:19 am

    I wonder what the Prince expects to happen to us all when the eighteen months is up?

  19. Ben Vorlich permalink
    July 16, 2019 11:05 pm

    Joan Gibson
    It’s my opinion that without the aid of the French military, particularly their navy having the upper hand over the Royal Navy for once thene the Americans might have found their war of independence a bit more difficult.

    The hnically this makes the French Americas first and longest ally, if you discount the Quasi War.

  20. Mike permalink
    July 18, 2019 10:05 pm

    Talking of predictions how is the Mets 3 month predictions looking for this year. Their April-June forecast was for above average temps. Has that happened?

  21. trevor collins permalink
    July 18, 2019 11:35 pm

    I wonder how many ‘work’ at Clarence House’?? Give me the figures please! thank you…Trevor from New Zealand.

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