PRINCE Charles praised his sons’ work on environmental issues and said the planet needed to get on a “war footing” to defeat climate change.
The 73-year-old heir to the throne also hailed his late father Prince Philip’s concern for the planet in an essay for Newsweek.
Charles features on the cover of a special edition on climate change of the American magazine, published on January 14, with the quote: “Our children are judging us”.
He wrote: “The world is on the brink and we need the mobilizing urgency of a war footing if we are to win.
“As a father, I am proud that my sons have recognized this threat.
“More recently, my eldest son, William, launched the prestigious Earthshot Prize to inspire change and help fix our planet over the next ten years.
“And my youngest son, Harry, has passionately highlighted the impact of climate change, particularly as it relates to Africa, and committed his charity to being net zero.”
In the essay, Charles also describes how he has seen the effects of climate change firsthand during visits to Jordan, Egypt and, more recently, Barbados.
It discusses a three-point plan, calling for coordinated regional and global action – and inclusive of all industry sectors.