Prince Charles launched a fierce attack on climate change sceptics yesterday, accusing them of peddling 'pseudo science'.
The Prince of Wales said those who question whether human activity is causing global warming and climate change are intimidating governments into not 'adopting the precautionary measures necessary to avert environmental collapse'.
Those who have expressed doubts include former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson and environmentalist and broadcaster David Bellamy.
In a speech to world business leaders at St James's Palace the Prince did not mention sceptics by name but said: 'People have heard the climate sceptics and attempted to listen to the kind of pseudo science they are peddling. I have endlessly been accused of peddling pseudo science, for most of my life - just think about the strange irony.'
In the past the Prince was himself accused of supporting 'pseudo science' over his support of homeopathic medicine. He recently faced accusations of meddling after writing to ministers on issues such as the environment and architecture.
He also yesterday spoke of 'siren voices that say everything is okay, there is no need to worry, as all this fuss about climate change is merely part of a sinister attempt to undermine the foundations of the market-based capitalist system'.
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by Melanie Phillips, Uk Spectator