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Posted on 01/20/2007 7:56:17 AM PST by melt
LONDON, England (AP) -- Prince Charles has canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, his office said Saturday -- a day after campaigners and a government minister criticized his decision to fly to New York to collect an award for work on environmental issues.
Environment Secretary David Miliband expressed reservations Friday about the heir to the British throne traveling to the United States for the ceremony, while advocacy groups urged the prince to use a video link instead.
Prince Charles' Clarence House office said the prince had decided last year to cancel a regular skiing holiday to Switzerland as part of an effort to reduce the number of flights he takes.
Details of the prince's carbon footprint are scheduled to be published along with his annual office accounts later this year. The document will set out targets for the reduction of carbon emissions by his office and household.
Plane Stupid, a climate change group, and Britain's Green Party complained Friday that Prince Charles would be accompanied to the U.S. by an entourage of around 20 people, increasing the cost in carbon emission terms of the trip.
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So, he cancels a ritzy ski vacation in icy, freezing Switzerland--- and "Prints" Charles thinks he's saving the World from 'global warming'.
What a trip.
When everyone moves out of that castle and destroys all their cars and jets, then give me a call. I had to go back and check to see if this was from the onion. Really. It would have been a really funny Saturday Night Live skit.
That's so queer.
I think the man has gone nuts. Seriously. Isn't there is a history of that with the royals?
Prince Charles is SO CONSISTENTLY a jack-ass.
Is the is the Prince formerly known as Monarch?
He's a looney and I'm not sure he hasn't always been one.
What gives you that opinion?
Genetic path -- who was that guy who gave up the throne for a woman, in the 30s? I think that did not speak well of him. Duke of Windsor .... This is 'weak-willed' at best and certainly a lot more.
It will be Britain's great blessing if this man NEVER takes the throne. What a joke. Kind of like having John Kerry or the Breck Guy as Prez. hoooeeeeyyy.
I USED to think he should succeed in becoming king in order to preserve succession. HOWEVER he has demonstrated himself to be an absolute lunatic.
His father is correct in being disappointed in him. If anything Prince Charles is the ultimate feminization of boyhood. Remember the father was reduced to nothing more than an (his words) ameoba.
Fatherhood was marginalized and you end up with a wussy son who in no way shape or form should be king.
But he and his snrourage of 20 are still coming to the US so he can receive a green award.
Since animal farts are also a source of greenhouse gases, I hope he gets rid of his polo ponies and perhaps the horsey wife...that will save the planet for sure.
He probably cancelled because there's NO SNOW in Switzerland. It was so warm in Zurich today that I saw kids riding bikes in SHORTS. When Bodi Miller won last week in Wengen, the course had to be artificially created or else he would have been skiiing on rocks and green grass.
the personal footprint BS is just a way to create a "breathing tax"
Next we reduce the human population to reduce the footprint. How about mandatory sterilization? How about licensing motherhood? fatherhood?
Charles is doing on his own what the french could never do, destroy the monarchy.
What an appropriately named group.
I wonder which is bigger, my carbon footprint or their carbon assprint?
I wonder what would happen if we merged the two?
Imagine him wearing eye glasses. He would be Pee Wee Herman's dad.
Yup, we've got the snow here in the Sierras/ Rockies.
Why not demand he move into a 1 bedroom flat as well?
Make him take the tube instead of his armored limo.
Actually it is the Tampon formerly known as Prince.
Buckingham Palace is a nice structure, but I enjoyed the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms much more.
Both of our societies have become so celebrity-crazed it's pathetic.
It's got to be the inbreeding that makes these people such idiots. Kinda like wondering who's next in line of succession to become Emperor of the Ozarks and whether the fumes from their moonshine still will cause the sun to catch fire.
We could ask Diana about that ... but, oh, wait ...
There does seem to be a really weak strain among the male royals.
Only the females have any guts and discipline.
LONDON, England (AP) -- Prince Charles has canceled a traditional skiing holiday in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint, his office said Saturday
So in other words Chuck is in favor of global cooling! We need to bring back the Ice Age!
It's going to be all uphill to get to a carbon-free world.
What you're seeing is just one more example of the Cheney/Rumsfeld/Bush/Halliburton Global Warming Machine.
Something must be done and soon otherwise it means the end of the polar bears.
OTOH that means more baby seals to club.
You don't really believe that she's dead? I know for a fact that she's running a BurgerKing in Ames Iowa.
He looks like Professor Quirrel from Harry Potter.
Just remember, Caligula was happily welcomed, then look at what happened.
Is there anyone in the World who wishes their mom would die more than this clown?
Pray for W and Our Troops
"Actually it is the Tampon "
that was a bizarre lover letter.
Really? I think that is one of the most romantic gestures in history and I admire him tremendously for making it. I would love to meet someone for whom I would make such a choice.
I used to think so too. Now I just suspect he was a weak man.
Prince Tampon's trip to the U.S. was to collect a Environmental prize from the Scientist, former Vice President Algore!
"Prince Charles cancels ski trip to help save planet Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:12 PM GMT"
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles, criticised for booking a trans-Atlantic flight to collect an environmental award, has cancelled a ski trip to Switzerland to reduce greenhouse gases, a palace source said on Saturday.
The decision not to take the annual holiday in Klosters was made some time ago and was part of the heir-to-throne's commitment to reduce his "carbon footprint", the source said.
Environment Minister David Miliband has questioned the need for the heir to the throne to fly to New York next week with a 20-strong entourage to collect the Global Environmental Citizen Prize from former U.S. vice-president Al Gore.
"Was it a particularly heavy award?," Miliband told London's Evening Standard newspaper. "A lot of business can be done by telephone and video link these days."
Buckingham Palace defended the Prince's trans-Atlantic trip, saying the two-day visit on January 27 and 28 was being made at the request of the Foreign Office and would include a number of other engagements.
But environmentalists accused the prince, renowned for his green leanings, of skating on thin ice.
"It's the equivalent of turning up to an Oxfam award in a stretch limo," said a spokesman for the Plane Stupid anti-flights campaign group. "It's a bad joke."
Prince Charles said last year he would include a measure of how his activities affected the environment in his next annual accounts, due this summer.
He also vowed to cut his carbon emissions by abandoning chartered planes and trains in favour of scheduled services."
LOL! Charles and Al are pair of vapid "Junk Scions", with nothing better to do but live off their inheritances--- and irritate the rest of us.