Global Warming Fixed! – Thank You Prince Charles UPDATE!

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Ah, the prescience of Prince Charles. Headline, from the Telegraph UK, eighteen months ago:

Prince Charles: Eighteen months to stop climate change disaster

The Prince of Wales has warned that the world faces a series of natural disasters within 18 months unless urgent action is taken to save the rainforests.

In one of his most out-spoken interventions in the climate change debate, he said a £15 billion annual programme was required to halt deforestation or the world would have to live with the dire consequences.

“We will end up seeing more drought and starvation on a grand scale. Weather patterns will become even more terrifying and there will be less and less rainfall,” he said.

Here is England, 18 months later, covered completely by ice and snow.

Somehow, I doubt this is the Climate Change he was hoping for. Well, he almost got it right. After all, snow is not rainfall in the literal sense, is it?

But his knowledge and wisdom of all things Climate explains why we might have a very cold winter now:

“We are asking for something pretty dreadful unless we really understand the issues now and [the] urgency of them.” The Prince said the rainforests, which provide the “air conditioning system for the entire planet”, releasing water vapour and absorbing carbon, were being lost to poor farmers desperate to make a living.

Hold on for a minute. Is PC right? Are those evil poor farmers destroying the planets AC? From this helpful enviro web site:

Over half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed already and what remains is being cut down very quickly. Much of the damage is being done by poor farmers,…

Hey don’t get on my back, or PC’s, for saying that poor farmers are to blame. Because they’re not, of course:

…but they are not to blame. They have to clear rainforest land to grow food for their families. Governments and companies have forced them into this situation.

Boy, the guys and girls who designed this web site sure do love their pinks and purples. Anyway, back to PC from 18 months ago:

He said that every year, 20 million hectares of forest – equivalent to the area of England, Wales and Scotland – were destroyed and called for a “gigantic partnership” of governments, businesses and consumers to slow it down.

“What we have got to do is try to ensure that these forests are more valuable alive than dead. At the moment, there is more value in them being dead,” he said.

He estimated that the cost would be about £15 billion a year but said that this should be viewed as an insurance policy for the whole world. “That is roughly just under one per cent of all the insurance premiums paid in the world in any one year. It is an insurance premium to ensure the world has some rainfall and reasonable weather patterns. It is a good deal.”

Insurance, you mean like the thing that is mucking up the medical industry here in the US, that Obama and company are trying to enrich….  er, I mean fix?

Last month, the Prince had a meeting at St James’s Palace with four state governors from Brazil to discuss the best way to allocate the money. One option would be for an organisation such as the World Bank to administer the fund. The Prince made clear yesterday that if nothing was done there was a “severe danger of losing a major part of the battle against climate change”.

OK, so, obviously, the “air conditioning system for the entire planet” has not only been fixed, but perhaps over-fixed, as we’re finding out now in the Northern Hemisphere! Job well done guys!

Oh, in the article PC said this:

He conceded that at times he had been forced to keep his counsel when he would have liked to have spoken out. “You learn as you go along. I am going to be 60 this year. I would be a blinding idiot if I had not learnt a bit by now.”

UPDATE:  I missed this. At the Dopenhagen conference, Prince Charles issued an extension:

For the grim reality is that our planet has reached a point of crisis and we have only seven years before we lose the levers of control.

As the President of Gabon [another esteemed climate expert of course] said at a meeting I hosted last month: ‘The door to our future is closing…’

Here is the grand Prince’s closing comment at Dopenhagen. Please, swallow what ever you happen to be drinking so it doesn’t come out your nose:

One final thought… As our planet’s life-support system begins to fail and our very survival as a species is brought into question, remember that our children and grandchildren will ask not what our generation said, but what it did. Let us give an answer, then, of which we can be proud.’

Notice the disconnect. It’s not “We”, but “It”.  That may explain how these hypocritical pseudo-environmentalists can justify flying all over the world in polluting private jets, and live extreme energy consuming luxurious lifestyles that contributes to the perceived problem they so violently and vociferously rail against.

PS.   Being a spa repairman who fixes Spas and Jacuzzis so their climates change the way they’re supposed to, I’m curious how much it actually costs to fix the World Climate Change thingy, so I can raise my prices according to the Global Market on Climate Change repair. Let’s see, the estimate was 15 billion euros, PC’s actual expenditures were 2.8 billion to get things working again, and… Oh Heck Yeah! That’s over a 500% mark-up!!!! Hell!!! It’s time to raise my rates!!!!!

PPS. Insta-P readers, thanks for stopping by. And yes, the typo in the title has been fixed. Jeff Alberts, my blog pal and self appointed spell chequer, has been conspicuously absent the last few weeks. Where are you when I need you man!

Round-a-bout Hat Tip: a comment by P Gosselin at WUWT

14 Comments to “Global Warming Fixed! – Thank You Prince Charles UPDATE!”

  1. By ic, January 9, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    Do not fear sweet prince, we in the US are planning on bulldozing our dead cities, such as Detroit, and return them to nature. At the rate things are disintegrating here, we may have enough greens to do the air conditioning job that the to be erased rain forests are currently doing.

  2. By dd, January 9, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    Thats not england, thats great britain. The difference is enough to get you knocked on your ass in a fine scottish or welsh pub!

  3. By Wildmonk, January 9, 2010 @ 5:02 am

    The odd thing is that there are two terribly ironic points to which PC seems utterly blind.

    First, if AGW becomes the central cause to which enviros commit their energy, little funding or effort will go into preventing deforestation (which is actually a problem).

    Second and even more ironic, is that much deforestation is driven by desperation and poverty as people hack away at their forests for energy and warmth. If you stall economic development in the third world in the name of “fighting global warming” you will prolong and aggravate this process – increasing deforestation rather than reducing it.

    Of course, drawing these conclusions requires *thinking* rather than *emoting* so it is hardly fair to expect the good Prince to see the point.

  4. By Steve, January 9, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    And the monarchy’s search for relevance goes on…
    Remember when televangelists would say they needed “X” millions of dollars donated or else God would call em home? The AGW crowd is exactly the same way, except they want way more money and are threatening doom on everyone else.

    P.S. Typo in title.

  5. By Don, January 9, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    He should stick with what he knows best:
    What that exactly is, is not clear…
    It is clearly NOT climatology as you folks are freezing your tails off and so are we.
    As is, the entire world.
    The “scientific work” they have used as their bible has been proven to be fraudulent and trumped up, their “facts” have been manipulated to fit their ‘theory”…

    Just the other day Penguins and Polar bears were sighted in Times Square!!!

    May the Queen live forever before this man ever gets elevated to King.
    Here in Northern NJ I am fortunate to know many fine folks from England.
    Not to worry, we are all in this together and for every knucklehead you have like Charles we must have 5, at least, in the US..

    Our clown in chief, Al Gore, is the “high priest in charge” of this wacky cult that believes man and man’s progress is “warming” the Earth as we all sit freezing…

    Keep the faith, friends and allies.
    These brilliant and much smarter men than we are, are being seen for what they are:
    Emperors without clothes, and their day is past as more and more everyday people feel the biting cold and see the snow piling up and realize these are just charlatans trying to sell books, invest in green technology funded by governments so they can cash in big time, as they have us installing windmills and solar panels and the Chinese and Indians drill for oil and build nuclear plants, to miove their economies forward and employ their citizens..
    That strategy is beyond suicidal for the Western World.
    Their game has been exposed. The common sense, common man will prevail.

  6. By Firehand, January 9, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    And all that ignores the report a year or so ago that new jungle(rainforest, if you want to be pc) was growing; the- I guess you’d call it- ‘old-growth’ rainforest that was cut down was being replaced by the new. But they screamed because OBVIOUSLY newer jungle wasn’t as properly rainforesty as OLD jungle…

    They also don’t like to talk about when the climate change weenies were having fits because the US was planting lots of trees and things were improving too much so they declared the trees were causing carbon problems… Even Clinton and Gore walked away from the mess at that point.

  7. By willis, January 9, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    “Thats not england, thats great britain. The difference is enough to get you knocked on your ass in a fine scottish or welsh pub!”

    Friendly little place. Remind me never to visit.

  8. By vrytix, January 9, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    Chuck and the royal family are evidently very keen on organic food. Chuck has talked about this probably as much if not more than he has wildly speculated about global warming.

    So, organic farming and eating organic food are fine since the royals can easily afford them. And, no one should object to realistic measures to limit pollution.

    But, the more the AGW people insist on global warming while bitterly cold weather persists in the northern hemisphere, the more foolish those people look.

  9. By SonicMate, January 9, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    yeah….what he said.

  10. By RebeccaH, January 9, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    I really think it’s time for the Queen to take a good hard look at her heirs and pass the crown on to William. He doesn’t seem to be quite as nutty as Dad.

  11. By Sonicfrog, January 9, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    He should stick with what he knows best:


    Actually, I think he is. It’s one reason the Queen, God bless her, is so adamant against shedding her mortal coil.

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