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UK: Charles cancels ski trip to back green pledges
The Telegraph ^ | 1/20/07 | Andrew Pierce

Posted on 01/19/2007 8:55:25 PM PST by bruinbirdman

The Prince of Wales, criticised yesterday by a Cabinet minister for flying to New York to pick up an environmental award, has quietly cancelled his annual skiing trip to Klosters to cut greenhouse gases.

The decision was taken as part of the Prince's pledge last year to reduce his carbon footprint and was made before the furore over the New York trip.

David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, criticised Charles for going to the United States with a 20-strong entourage to collect the Harvard Club's Global Environmental Citizen Award from Meryl Streep, the Hollywood actress. The flight will cost around £120,000.

Mr Miliband said: "Was it a particularly heavy award?

"I think a lot of business can be done by telephone and video link these days." Clarence House last night declined to be drawn on why the Prince was not going to Klosters, a 75-minute flight compared with the seven-and-a-half hour trip by jumbo jet to New York.

Princes William and Harry could not go to Switzerland because of their Army commitments. Charles, who has described climate change as the "biggest threat to mankind", made the decision in accordance with his announcement last year that he would publish details of his own carbon footprint – a measure of how his activities have had an impact on the environment – in his 2007 accounts.

One royal source said: "There are no plans for a skiing trip. The Prince is trying to cut back on his carbon footprints and this is one of the factors in his decision.

"He is reviewing all areas of his life which involve travel. He is thinking carefully about all his engagements."

The fact that William and Harry could not join him made the decision easier. "That is not to say that the Prince will not go to Klosters again. . . he might," the source added.

Charles, 59 in November, has already been forced to give up polo, which he has played since he was a teenager, on doctors' orders because of his bad back.

The ban on fox hunting has also robbed him of another sporting passion.

When the ban was first raised, the Prince said it would drive him to leave the country and spend his life skiing.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: twit; uk

1 posted on 01/19/2007 8:55:28 PM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

What do Charles and Obama have in common ?


2 posted on 01/19/2007 8:56:34 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: bruinbirdman
The decision was taken as part of the Prince's pledge last year to reduce his carbon footprint

I had a burrito for dinner. Does that make me bad?

3 posted on 01/19/2007 9:02:25 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: bruinbirdman

Great, left all leftist weasels and Islamo-fascists stay at home, permanently. Let those of us who are not enviro-whacko fanatics enjoy the conveniences of modern travel without the wacky left and without Islamist fanatics. Our airplanes will be safe and we will not have to listen to dull harangues from the wacky left (I sat next to a young woman who adores Rosie O'Donnell on a recent flight, but she was good looking and I did not have the heart to burst her bubble too aggressively).


4 posted on 01/19/2007 9:05:52 PM PST by Enchante (Chamberlain Democrats embraced by terrorists and America-haters worldwide!!)
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To: bruinbirdman

What do Charles and a bird brain have in common?


5 posted on 01/19/2007 9:06:21 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: bruinbirdman

Good, save more gas for me. Now if Gore and Mooreon would take his lead????

Pray for W and Our Troops


6 posted on 01/19/2007 9:09:44 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: bruinbirdman
Charles, 59 in November, has already been forced to give up polo, which he has played since he was a teenager, on doctors' orders because of his bad back. The ban on fox hunting has also robbed him of another sporting passion. When the ban was first raised, the Prince said it would drive him to leave the country and spend his life skiing.

He's going to have to stay at home in the dark, in the cold, eating cold food with his horse faced wife. If only we can get Bono to join him.

7 posted on 01/19/2007 9:11:43 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: bruinbirdman

"Carbon footprint?"

That mean he made black marks on someone's carpet?


8 posted on 01/19/2007 9:12:53 PM PST by Redbob
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
What do Charles and Obama have in common ?

A: Prodigiously sized auricles ( or pinna, if you will.)

9 posted on 01/19/2007 9:12:57 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Charles, who has described climate change as the "biggest threat to mankind", made the decision in accordance with his announcement last year that he would publish details of his own carbon footprint – a measure of how his activities have had an impact on the environment – in his 2007 accounts.

Good grief...

10 posted on 01/19/2007 9:13:07 PM PST by nutmeg (I Support Our Troops and VICTORY in Iraq)
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To: bruinbirdman
Wouldn't it have been more environmentally friendly to simply mail the award to him?
11 posted on 01/19/2007 9:15:04 PM PST by F-117A (Who is Jamil Hussein?)
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To: bruinbirdman
Charles, who has described climate change as the "biggest threat to mankind"

Bigger than his mother's Uncle's friend?


12 posted on 01/19/2007 9:16:12 PM PST by D-Chivas
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To: neodad
I had a burrito for dinner. Does that make me bad?

It depends on your greenhouse gasses....

13 posted on 01/19/2007 9:16:57 PM PST by paulat
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To: D-Chivas
Bigger than his mother's Uncle's friend?

EXTREMELY UNFAIR!!

The Queen Mum was steadfast in her support of the Allies and stayed loyal!!

14 posted on 01/19/2007 9:19:39 PM PST by paulat
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To: bruinbirdman

He is a fool.


15 posted on 01/19/2007 9:19:59 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: D-Chivas

Thaaaat's not real...is it?


16 posted on 01/19/2007 9:20:23 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: bruinbirdman

Don't worry, Chucky! I took up your slack this week and put about 15 lbs. of VOC's into the atmosphere spraying trim and millwork.


17 posted on 01/19/2007 9:23:32 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("I'll build the g--d---- fence if they want it." -- John McCain, A Modern Profile In Courage)
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There are no plans for a skiing trip…He is reviewing all areas of his life which involve travel. He is thinking carefully about all his engagements.

The Prince maybe develop a sudden fondness for predictions of Global Cooling..

18 posted on 01/19/2007 9:41:16 PM PST by D-fendr
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To: bruinbirdman

Goodie for Charles. Spot on. I feel so much better now. The "environment" is saved by his gracious and selfless act of cancelling his skiing trip.

If only we could get the Huffin' puffing ton to cancel her private jet trips. Oh wait, I forgot, the planes "were already going there".


19 posted on 01/19/2007 9:43:02 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: PLMerite
VERY Would you like a book list?
20 posted on 01/19/2007 9:44:59 PM PST by nopardons
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To: rlmorel
He is a fool.

Now I understand why the Queen has remained on the throne and not allowed Charles to become King. The Brits have it tough enough. They don't need an "Al Gore Wannabe" as King.

21 posted on 01/19/2007 10:44:47 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: nutmeg
"Charles, who has described climate change as the "biggest threat to mankind", "

Notice that "global warming" has achieved pejorative status. The operative term now is "climate change."

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yitbos

22 posted on 01/19/2007 11:29:19 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

Both look like Dumbo on a bad day?

Both look like could fly if they would only flap their ears?

Both are taking orders from an ugly woman...Charles (Camilla), Obama (Hillary)?

You take your pick.


23 posted on 01/19/2007 11:32:57 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Libertarian = aid and comfort to the democratic party)
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To: bruinbirdman
Just move into a nice dark, damp cave Chuck and have done with it. By the time the lefties get done with ya, that's where you'll end up anyways.

No coal.Polluting. No oil. polluting. no nuke. eeeeeevil. no windmills. hurts birds. No hydro. hurts fish.

Soon we'll all be in a cave.

24 posted on 01/20/2007 12:28:26 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (The Democrat Party: Best friends of America's WORST enemies!)
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To: nopardons

I knew the Windsors were sympathizers, but I wasn't aware that they'd met Der Fuhrer.


25 posted on 01/20/2007 12:47:47 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
What do Charles and Obama have in common ?

Obama used to be Muslim, and would convert back if elected President.

Charles will convert to Islam as one of his first acts as King.

26 posted on 01/20/2007 1:12:37 AM PST by montag813
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To: bruinbirdman
Charles, who has described climate change as the "biggest threat to mankind",

What a peabrain! 10 years from now he will look like the biggest idiot and fool, devoting his life to a phony cause.

27 posted on 01/20/2007 4:17:34 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: bruinbirdman

He has been forced to give up polo and fox hunting, and now he gives up a single ski trip for the environment...

WHAT GREAT SACRIFICE! Truely the blood of kings runs in this man! [/Sarcsm OFF]

Methinks the Brits may give up on the monarchy when this fool steps into power.


28 posted on 01/20/2007 4:40:45 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: bruinbirdman

Here we go -

A study by the British Sunday Times tells us that so-called environmentalists pollute the earth at nearly twice the rate of an ordinary British family.

Environmental campaigners clock hundreds of thousands of flying miles on trips for pleasure and business, wrote Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor at the Times.

Bob Napier, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, has flown to Spitsbergen, Borneo, Washington, Geneva, and Beijing on business trips and taken a holiday in the Falklands, generating more than 11 tons of carbon dioxide.

A typical British household creates about six tons of CO2 a year.

Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth, flew to Malaysia, South Africa, and Amsterdam on business and took his family on holiday to Slovakia in the past year. His trips are estimated to have generated at least eight tons of CO2, wrote Leake.

Ashok Sinha, director of Stop Climate Chaos, a coalition of more than 30 groups, flew to India on holiday and to Montreal on a business trip, generating 3 tons of pollution.

“The real answer is that people must stop flying,” said Sinha. Translation: It’s okay for me to fly because I’m important but you’re not.


29 posted on 01/20/2007 6:06:38 AM PST by sergeantdave (Consider that nearly half the people you pass on the street meet Lenin's definition of useful idiot)
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To: bruinbirdman

Climate change is the biggest threat to mankind?

I guess you could say so ... Islamonazi nukes might cause some climate change if they're allowed to run unchecked through the civilized world.

(And yes, he's a twit.)


30 posted on 01/21/2007 4:26:33 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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