William warns ‘clock is ticking’ on environment BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Duke of Cambridge has warned the clock is ticking towards a tipping point when our impact on the environment will be irreversible. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/william-warns-clock-is-ticking-on-environment-37508597.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37508592.ece/68302/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_665dc045-0c80-446e-9d80-b073ff614e7c_1 Email The Duke of Cambridge has warned the clock is ticking towards a tipping point when our impact on the environment will be irreversible. Speaking at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House in London, William said “nature matters to us all” and we have an obligation to reduce the extent to which we “plunder” the planet’s resources. He highlighted the recent Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, warning that it was the “loudest warning bell yet” from the scientific community that we must act now. The duke added: “The clock is ticking towards a tipping point when the impact of what we are doing will become dangerously irreversible. “We have a responsibility and obligation to the next generation to drastically reduce the extent to which we plunder the world’s natural resources.” He also said that reducing illegal poaching required “global political leadership”. William added: “It was great to see so many countries come together to reaffirm their commitments at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference here in London… Read full this story
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