“We must now get on a war footing, approaching our action from the perspective of a military-style campaign,” Charles reportedly said.
The heir to the British throne has highlighted the urgency of taking action to tackle climate change in a separate video he shared on Twitter.
“Millions of young employees in countless businesses and corporations are in desperate need of action, not more words. It is their life that we play with, as well as the ultimate survival of all who attempt to share this sick Earth with us, ”Charles said. “So let’s move on to the urgent task of forming a global alliance to overcome the evil obstacles we face.”
#ClimateWeekNYC 2020 has started! pic.twitter.com/uRZHUfHmIJ
– The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) September 21, 2020
Scientists and experts have long warned of the dangers of climate change and rising global temperatures. This year marked the hottest summer on record in the northern hemisphere, and on the west coast of the United States, wildfires have been raging, forcing evacuations as areas burn.