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Prince Charles logs on to YouTube to save the rainforests

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Shanta Barley | 15:32 UK time, Thursday, 7 May 2009

The tweed-touting Prince of Wales may not look like he's in the vanguard of the Web 2.0 generation, but he's just posted a video on YouTube about the impact of deforestation on climate change, featuring himself, a computer-generated frog and a slew of celebrities.

The Prince of Wales's Rainforests Project Awareness campaign video

'Every year,' says Charles, 'destruction of the Earth's rainforests releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than all of the world's cars, planes and ships put together.' (If you're wondering why, it's because burning trees releases the considerable quantities of carbon they store in their boughs, leaves and roots as CO2.)

'We must act now. Future generations are depending on us,' he tells us.

Unless you're an illegal timber trade henchman reading this in the dank, sweaty confines of a lean-to in the heart of the Vietnamese rainforest, you're probably wondering what exactly the Prince of Wales expects you to do about global deforestation.

One way the average Brit can tackle deforestation is to buy wood certified to have come from forests that have been managed within strict environmental standards. But not everyone agrees. Some say that timber certification schemes can do more harm than good. Either way, it looks like the issue is far from clear cut.

Follow up: Sign up to be Prince Charles' sidekick in a 'mash-up' of the video


  • 1. At 2:21pm on 08 May 2009, Snr-GreenGoblin wrote:

    Good work Charles! It's fantastic the work he's put to environmental causes. CO2 emmissions are wreaking havoc on our climate and water supplies. Flooding is a very real danger especially for our coastal areas. Need evidence? You can see a great editorial video on this at http://www.tomorrowsworldcompetition.com/

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  • 2. At 4:19pm on 08 May 2009, newsjock wrote:

    At least we now know where his most worthy causes will be aired.

    I saw a clip on the TV news the other night. Fancy being upstaged by a frog !

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  • 3. At 5:34pm on 08 May 2009, Shanta_Barley wrote:

    Good stuff, Green Goblin, I love the film about the co-habiting polar bear and bipolar penguin saving the planet for the sake of the humans.

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  • 4. At 4:11pm on 09 May 2009, elderchild wrote:

    Taking the bait! And The LIES are swallowed, hook, line and sinker ;-(

    Someone had written: "When I talk about people buying or being sold 'absolute crap' I'm not only talking about the material but also about the ideological. We are 'sold' on consumerism, the wars (Iraq), elections (the presidency), all manner of things. Unfortunately, so few people see that just because these ideas are on sale, that they don't actually have to buy them!"

    Sadly, the multitudes have bought The LIES ;-(

    The multitudes have taken the bait which is "ease of life", so-called, and The LIES were swallowed(believed),

    and sinker(technology) ;-(

    This place they call the u.s. of a. is the "bait"master and they catch their "fish" in every nation of this world ;-( Yet in england, france, germany, japan, etc, in all nations of this wicked world, there are those who have become disciples of the "bait"master and they also have found other "waters" in which to catch their "fish" ;-(

    And so it is that today there are multitudes in every nation under the sun that have taken the bait(ease of life), and swallowed(believed) the hook(money), the line(education/religion) and the sinker(technology) ;-(

    Tempted, hooked, reeled in, and held captive as they but serve "time" in the prison that is this wicked world ;-(

    Simply, they could not withstand the media blitz(krieg), and their "imag"ination got the best of them ;-(

    Some two thousand years past The Truth bore witness to the fact that, "the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one"! (1John5:19) Yet, the "fish" continue to seek out that "good" place in the world, when in Truth the world today is but the product of mankind's "imag"ination, a dry and thirsty land of mirages, nothing but shadows ;-(

    And in this wicked world, "image"s abound and are worshipped ;-(

    So why receive that which is of mankind's "imag"ination?

    Even when such is supposedly "free" there will always be a price to pay, for mankind's "imag"ination is destroying the earth(land, air, water, vegetation, creatures) and perverting that which is Spirit(Light, Life, Truth, Love, Peace, Hope, Grace, Faith, etc.);-(

    Consider the time when there were no radio's, no tv's, no movies, no newspapers, a time when there was no way yet "imag"ined and then manufactured, that would allow someone to publish or display the vain "imag"inations of mankind to the "masses". Sadly those who rule in this wicked world, and who control the "media", consider the "masses" to be but the M in E=MC(squared);-(

    And yet today, here i am publishing(sharing) that which i believe to be from the heart, The Spirit within, not the vain "imag"inations of my fleshly mind. i can but hope that which i share is from The ONE whose voice i have heard and whose Power i have experienced in The Miracles of deliverance that set me free, free from the "I" in me!

    The ONE who revealed the lies that are of this world, it's 'god', and it's systems of religion, as i received evermore "a love of The Truth". The ONE WHOM i know and believe is the Giver of Life, The Only True GOD and Father(Creator) of ALL!

    Father Help! and HE does.......

    In times past, when i would wonder why things were as they were, i questioned?

    Do you feel as i feel?
    Do you wonder just what's real?

    D you see the little child?
    Do you see them running wild?

    i see their doubts and i see their fears,
    i see their hurts and i see their tears.

    Now could be that's what i look to see,
    Yet what i see is real to me.

    Now am i alone to care and cry?
    Or must i close these eyes and surely die?

    Sadly, the children, or those who once were called children, today are referred to as "kids" ;-(

    Sadder yet, the reference is true ;-(

    Baby goats abound because their 'parents' feed them all sorts of "trash", and so it is that as they grow, they "eat" any and all things, no matter the dis-eases(no-peace) that causes them to be pill pushers, peer pleasers, or worse yet enslaved by the media ;-(

    "Where have all the children gone? long time pa-as-sing" ;-(

    Progress? Yes things are getting progressively worse and worse ;-(

    Yet Hope IS Alive!

    For Miracles do happen!

    Hope is there would be those who would take heed unto The Call of Our Father(Creator) to "Come Out of her, MY people" for they will "Come Out" of this wicked world(babylon) and it's systems of religion, and they will no longer have their portion with those who are destroying the earth(land, air, water, vegetation, creatures) and perverting that which is Spirit(Light, Life, Truth, Love, Peace, Hope, Grace, Faith, Mercy, etc.) ;-(

    And for those who have embraced "mother earth" and the oneness that is the natural Creation?

    Hope is they would also experience and embrace that Spiritual ONEness that is a common union with their Brother, The Messiah, and Their Father, The Only True GOD(Great Spirit), HE WHO is Creator(Father) of ALL!

    Family! indeed and Truth.......

    A Simple and Spiritual Life.......


    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this wicked world and it's systems of religion, for "the WHOLE world(not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one"(1John5:19) indeed and Truth.......

    Truth is never ending....... thedestructionoftheearth.wordpress.com

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