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The second heir to the throne of England, Prince William, gave an emotional speech this weekend calling on citizens for action. He noted how imperative it is to take care of our planet to preserve our existence.
The prince delivered the inspiring speech during the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II last Saturday in London. He described how progress has been linked with degradation and how it has been carried over the century.
“In that time, mankind has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs,” the prince said in his speech.
“And although those breakthroughs have increased our awareness of the impact humans have on our world, our planet has become more fragile.”
“Today, in 2022, as the queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the pressing need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent,” Prince William added.
Looking for a similar goal, the Duke of Cambridge also expressed his concern for the environment, saying that its preservation and protection is now the “top global agenda.”
According to the duke, the younger generation has a huge stake in protecting the environment. They need to be involved as much as possible.
Prince William has been speaking out on environmental issues for years, and this wasn’t any different from their latest speech. In April 2021, the prince made a speech describing the effects of climate change on the environment as well as space tourism.
The royalty’s call is an important one considering the current crisis facing our environment. Many nations are using fossil fuels that contribute much to the degradation of our environment for energy resources.
According to the International Energy Agency, global CO2 emissions from energy production reached a new high, with the agency recording over 36 billion metric tons released into the environment.
Even amid the overwhelming problem, Prince William is hopeful that when people work together, problems can be solved.
“Together, if we harness the very best of humankind and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, for our grandchildren and for future generations to come.”
“They will be able to say with pride at what’s been achieved: ‘What a wonderful world.'”