Prince Charles has spoken about the environmental and terrorist issues surrounding the world at present. In an interview conducted prior to the Paris terrorist attacks, he suggested that one probable cause of the Syrian Civil War is climate change.
The Prince of Wales said there exist a good evidence that the horrors in Syria was driven by a drought that persisted for five to six years. This means that a large number of people eventually had to vacate the land due to the lack of water supply and failure of crops production, among many others. These people moved into cities where there Iraqi refugees have already established a wide population.
Conflicts almost always occur when people start to move as a result of threats to their survival. With this, the heir to the throne called out to the public to solve the problem once and for all through one great step: deal with the root cause that is climate change.
Prince Charles explained that the world is now facing a classic situation of not dealing with the problem because it appears depressing to admit. He said, however, that there were people, including him who warned 20 years ago, about the rise of greater conflicts if the issue will not be addressed.
"The trouble is if we don't, it's going to get so much worse, then life will become very, very complicated indeed," Charles said, when asked if the world is ready to address the issues.
The interview will be aired on television, Monday night, Nov. 23.
Known for being a strong environmental advocate himself, Prince Charles has been actively participating in efforts to protect the world. Among his notable actions include setting up the Prince's Rainforest Group in 2007 to address threatened forests and giving speeches in environmental and climate change conferences all around the world.
Prince Charles will attend the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which will start on Nov. 30, 2015. Charles is said to deliver a speech during the opening rites.
In his opinion, Prince Charles said that after the conference, it will be challenging to come up with an agreement regarding the required interventions that need to be implemented to maintain temperatures below two degrees Celsius.
"So we then have to follow up, this is the key, and ratchet up the commitments after the Paris conference," he said.
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