PRINCE Charles has blasted the campaign techniques of both Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain.
The Prince has said that the use of blocking roads across the country is “not helpful” to the cause. However, Charles has said that despite the use of these techniques, he does feel the “frustration” felt by the campaigners about climate change.
With the COP26 conference taking place in a month’s time, Charles has expressed worry that world leaders will “just talk”, rather than initiate any action.
Charles has warned that if no action is to be taken soon, then the planet could be in for a “catastrophic” impact.
He said: “The problem is to get action on the ground.”
Charles has also outlined the sympathy he feels for Greta Thunberg, the young climate change campaigner, who has recently criticised world leaders for not acting on the warnings which she has given said.
Asked if he sympathises with Ms Thunberg, Charles said: “Of course I do, yes.
“All these young people feel nothing is ever happening so of course they’re going to get frustrated.
“I totally understand because nobody would listen and they see their future being totally destroyed.”
Speaking about the actions of Extinction Rebellion, the heir to the throne said: “But it isn’t helpful, I don’t think, to do it in a way that alienates people.
“So I totally understand the frustration, the difficulty is how do you direct that frustration in a way that is more constructive rather than destructive.”
Ahead of the summit in Glasgow, Charles has labelled the conference as “a last chance saloon” – saying it would be “a disaster” if the world leaders failed to come together to tackle the issue.
He said: “I mean it’ll be catastrophic.
“It is already beginning to be catastrophic because nothing in nature can survive the stress that is created by these extremes of weather.”
The comments come after it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were both not going to be in attendance at the COP26 summit.
However, along with Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are all expected to be in attendance.
Bob Ward, of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, said: “The more the UK looks like it’s taking this seriously, the more other countries will. “Brinkwire Summary News”.