Prince Charles: “People Need To Eat Healthy Diets” To Cure “Sick Planet” of Climate Change

icecreamPrince Charles eating and ice cream. (Image BBC)

Only a few days after the Obama administration released new dietary guidelines centered around a sustainable diet, The Guardian reports that during a speech to medical staff Prince Charles parroted the Obama administration by saying that people must eat a healthier diet in order to save the “sick”  planet from Climate Change:

“The Prince of Wales has compared the planet to a “sick patient,” warning it could face its “death certificate” at the hands of climate change.

“Speaking to health experts at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday, Charles said: “We can only pray that our sick planetary patient might be placed on a road to recovery, in the process bringing gains for human well-being.

“Failure to write the prescription, however, might leave us contemplating the death certificate instead.

“So, my fervent hope is that you can find the means to make the difference that our world so desperately needs.”

“Actions which are good for the planet are also good for human health.

“Taking a more active approach to transport by walking and cycling and adopting healthy diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer and more, saving lives and money.

“Reductions in air pollution also result – with separate and additional benefits to human health. A healthy planet and healthy people are two sides of the same coin.”

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