Climate change is real. And it’s happening. The United Nations has urged developing and developed nations across the world to take steps to reduce global warming. Although US President-elect Donald Trump isn’t really concerned about climate change, several celebrities and world leaders have openly acknowledged that we need to take immediate action to combat global warming. Prince Charles, who is a supporter of climate change, has taken things to the next level by co-authoring a book titled The Ladybird Book on Climate Change.
Prince Charles co-authors a book on climate change
The book on climate change, co-authored by Prince Charles, is due on January 26th. This isn’t by any means the first attempt by Prince Charles to spread awareness about climate change. Prince Charles is famous for his stance on climate change and he has already delivered lectures and addresses on the subject. “I don’t want to be confronted by my future grandchild and them say: ‘Why didn’t you do something?’ So clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn’t a total poisoned chalice”, opines Prince Charles.
It looks like Prince Charles has worked hard on the book, teaming up with environmentalist Tony Juniper and polar scientist from the British Antarctic Survey, Emily Shuckburgh. Prince Charles and his team faced several challenges, particularly about fitting the most accurate facts into a short format book. Ideally, the Ladybird books are meant as a basic guide for adults and don’t contain complex, content-rich pages. “His Royal Highness, Emily, and I had to work very hard to make sure that each word did its job, while at the same time working with the pictures to deliver the points we needed to make”, says Juniper.
The idea for writing a book on climate change came to Prince Charles after he addressed the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. A group of scientists from the Royal Meteorological Society reviewed the book and gave the all clear. The authors intend to get the message across to people to take actions necessary for combating global warming. Donald Trump may not agree with climate change, but several celebs and renowned personalities believe the climate change is real, including Leonardo DiCaprio, who in his famous Oscar acceptance speech, said – “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating”. He recently enlightened Ivanka Trump about climate change with his Before The Flood DVD.