Monday, 23 March 2009

The Prince and the Rainforest

I arranged to be at watching ITV on Sun 22 March 6.30pm to see "The Prince and the Rainforest" - featuring Prince Charles, first in the Amazon Rainforest and later at the Galapagos.

He had visited this area in 1982 and was now back again. He visited some sustainablity projects and permaculture - to show positive projects.

The interviewer said "Six/eight years ago most scientists agreed that climate change was taking place.. (as opposed to disputing that it was taking place) Now the scientists are saying it is taking place much faster than they thought six/eight years ago. Things are moving on much more rapitly than we expected.

Later that evening I heard the Radio 4 Appeal - for Rainforest Foundation UK. It was given by Stephen Fry (of Twitter fame) I hope that raises lots of money.


Prince Charles in the Yorkshire Dales and examples of how he likes nature ...

I have seen him in real life four times -
When he opened the National Nature Reserve of Ingleborough, above the Hill Inn
When he opened a room at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, two weeks after the above event.
When he opened a "Post Office in the Pub" at Stainforth
When he went on a ride on the Settle Carlisle Railway
(And I know he came up to Malham Tarn Field Centre to open a new wing there)

He recently commissioned a book of botanical illustrations of the plants that grow at Highgrove House - a Florilegium .

Prince Charles is doing his best to protect nature -
What are you doing?


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