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The quest for unlimited economic growth is unsustainable and could bankrupt the environment through climate change and depleted natural resources, Britain's Prince Charles said on Wednesday.
Charles, next-in-line to succeed Queen Elizabeth, said a new economic model must be found because the Earth can no longer support the demands of a growing "consumerist society" where growth is an end in itself.
People must realize they are not "the masters of creation," rather just one part of a fragile natural world, he added.
"Just as our banking sector is struggling with its debts... so Nature's life-support systems are failing to cope with the debts we have built up there too," Charles said at a BBC lecture at St James's Palace in central London.
"If we don't face up to this, then Nature, the biggest bank of all, could go bust.
Originally posted by kadugen
From all that I've read about Prince Charles in the past, he's always been a longtime proponent of sustainability, organic farming, and a return to traditional (non-modern) ways. He doesn't own 1/3 of the world's land or anything close to that much.
I agree 100% with what he said (in the OP).
Quit being such a conspiracy nut for a minute and consider that this guy might be a caring human being with a unique opportunity to voice what he believes in.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Yeah I agree with the OP. The Brit Royalty really has no place attempting to school us on over consumerism.
Especially not little old prince Charles.
I mean it's bad enough he married a horse, and now he wants to be crusader of our ridiculous spending as well. He should just keep to his Castle and hope the old lady goes soon so he can take the helm and have more inbred relatives.