BBC’s climate editor Justin Rowlatt this week told the Prince of Wales Mr Morrison “isn’t even certain that he could make it” to the United Nations Climate Change Conference at the end of the month.
“Is that what he says does he? Mmm,” Prince Charles replied.
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“The point being that this is a last chance saloon, literally.
“Because if we don’t really take the decisions that are vital now, it’s going to be almost impossible to catch up.”
The Prince of Wales warned of a “catastrophic” impact if no action is taken, adding he was worried world leaders would “just talk” when they meet for the critical conference.
“It will be a disaster. I mean it will be catastrophic. It is already beginning to be catastrophic because nothing in nature can survive the stress that is created by these extremes of weather,” he said.
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Mr Rowlatt also asked what Prince Charles would say to the Australian government who seems “reluctant to take on board the need to take really serious action on the issue”.
“You gently try to suggest that maybe there are other ways of doing things, otherwise in my case, you lot will accuse me of interfering,” Prince Charles said.
Mr Morrison has not yet confirmed whether he will attend the Glasgow conference, despite increasing pressure from the Opposition Leader.
“The Prime Minister should attend the Glasgow conference and he should represent Australia – if he doesn’t it’s because he is embarrassed by Australia’s position,” Labor leader Anthony Albanese said.
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“While the rest of the world’s pledging bold 2030 targets, Scott Morrison’s in hiding,” Greens Leader Adam Bandt said.
“He’s planning not to go to the Glasgow climate summit, hiding behind a 2050 delay while backing more coal and gas… This is the climate’s last chance summit and Scott Morrison is refusing to show his face.”
Mr Morrison met with Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce on Monday amid ongoing efforts to reach an agreement on net zero emissions by 2050.

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