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Thank God for the Google Camp's Climate Change Conference

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TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 07:53:33

Isn't it marvellous that Prince Harry has sought to share his thoughts on climate change, by giving a "barefoot speech" No me neither confused in front of a load of grandstanding c'lebs worthy and notable high profile people in Sicily. As a lesser mortal I'm so grateful that these up their own backside individuals, amazingly aware and magnanimous folk are there to give us guidance on looking after our planet. I'm just wondering about the 114 private jets parked up on a runway somewhere in though Sicily shock Oh never mind minor detail!

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 07:56:56

oops should read "on a runway somewhere in Sicily though"

gillybob Thu 01-Aug-19 08:01:11

Oh and let’s not forget Terribull that he is going to save the planet by only having 2 children. Of course the fact that these 2 children and their parents will probably have a bigger carbon footprint than 100 others is completely irrelevant .

They are all high profile hypocrites who take us all for idiots.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 08:05:08

Absolutely gillbob. Honestly you could make it up such a load of b*****ks woke reasoning, but then what do we know angry

WadesNan Thu 01-Aug-19 08:07:49

Not forgetting those who arrived in super yachts and all the cars to take them to the various events. You would think that as this was organised by Google someone would have known about video conferencing

Pantglas1 Thu 01-Aug-19 08:18:39

My own carbon footprint is probably high due to flights and I wouldn’t dream of lecturing others on saving the planet - their hypocrisy knows no bounds does it?

petra Thu 01-Aug-19 08:20:09

You said it all for me. Thank you 😊
I'm afraid he's been dragged into Megan's world of useless articles otherwise known as celebrities.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 08:26:49

Yes Petra I agree, I've always quite liked Prince Harry but I think he does need to rein it all in somewhat, otherwise I see a chasm opening up.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 08:33:03

He might also like to note that Italy and Sicily and indeed other Catholic southern European countries have declining birth rates under 2 children per couple now I believe, how very "woke", or maybe, unlike Harry and Meghan, they just can't afford any more. So maybe Prince Harry should be addressing his "limit on the number of children" speech to those demographics who are still procreating the planet out of existence.......but by video link please.

Beckett Thu 01-Aug-19 08:36:03

I thought this was a thread about the Climate Change Conference, instead it appears to have become (yet another) Harry and Meghan bashing thread.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 08:37:16

.........or maybe he'd just like to be quiet and stop lecturing keep his thoughts to himself. Enigmatic people, now they are the interesting ones! In the words of Kate Moss "Never explain and never complain"

Jangran99 Thu 01-Aug-19 08:37:42

This is the couple who just love Africa. More than 70 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, with most families depending on labour-intensive agriculture to survive. In these communities, there can be a cultural expectation to have big families to combat their need for extra labour. Usually, farmers who live off their harvest can’t afford to pay extra labourers and can only depend on themselves and their children. For them, a large family might be the only assurance for survival.

sodapop Thu 01-Aug-19 08:42:26

They are leaving themselves open to it though Beckett obviously not being well advised or ignoring advisors..

Beckett Thu 01-Aug-19 08:46:24

I agree sodapop but what about all the others who have attended - why no vitriol against them?

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 08:50:23

Beckett, it wasn't my intention to make it another "Harry and Meghan bashing thread" I don't go on the threads that pertain to them, I'm ambivalent about them both really, I don't have anti monarchy feelings, or deeply pro ones for that matter. I mentioned Harry because he addressed what seems to be a fatuous gathering to my mind.

Jangran I take your point about farmers in Africa not being able to afford labour and depending on family members.

merlotgran Thu 01-Aug-19 08:56:51

If the Queen doesn't step in soon to put a stop to their self serving behaviour the recent complaints will gain momentum and if this turns into a Harry and Meghan bashing thread so what?

They're doing a great deal of harm to the monarchy.

Nice little jolly for the security detail we're paying for though. hmm

merlotgran Thu 01-Aug-19 08:58:40

Beckett, I don't give a toss about the others who are attending.

We don't pay for their lavish, hypocritical lifestyles.

Anniebach Thu 01-Aug-19 09:24:38

The man is a prat

Lindylou51 Thu 01-Aug-19 09:34:39

Well said merlotgran and Anniebach

Urmstongran Thu 01-Aug-19 09:35:13

Hypocrites day out.

petra Thu 01-Aug-19 09:36:55

This is the first time I have commented on Megan and Harry. But one subject that I'm very interested in, is, climate change.
The sheer hypocrisy stinks, not only that but it shows how stupid and ill educated he is to not see that this 'jolly' is soooo wrong.

Beckett Thu 01-Aug-19 09:55:12

I give up - I was trying to make the point that I thought this was a thread about climate change, but go ahead and vent your fury at him and his wife if that is what makes you happy.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 09:55:33

Will someone please, please explain to moi, what a "barefoot speech" is I assume he wasn't doing a Sandy Shaw, if anyone remembers her, days when little old us actually won the European Song Contest, instead of coming last sigh! Anyway, I digress, if he was indeed bare foot, well nil points to that Harry! I suppose it could be said barefoot ties in nicely with carbon footprint, but somehow I don't think I'm on the right track with that confused

merlotgran Thu 01-Aug-19 10:06:25

Oh, silly me. I thought it meant he wasn't wearing anything on his feet. blush

Being hot in Sicily an all that.

TerriBull Thu 01-Aug-19 10:10:38

..........was he actually bare footed? I mean what about the "bear necessities" flip flops at least shock ethically sourced of course.

Barefoot speech bizarre confused.........and your point is????