A princely warning
It’s unusual for the royals to say anything too edgy, but the Windsors are in full-court press mode on climate change in the lead up to the Glasgow COP26 summit. Overnight, Prince William said we “need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.” That’s a dig at 3 of the world’s richest men – Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk – and their race to open up space. Earlier this week, his father Prince Charles said the world is in the “last chance saloon”, and leaders, including PM Scott Morrison, should attend the conference early next month. If a royal prod won’t do it, the Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle yesterday said Australia risks becoming an investment pariah if it is not seen to be doing more to address climate change. The Nationals are meeting on Sunday to discuss the climate policy put to Cabinet this week. Watch this space…
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