Prince Charles on fears for George’s future amid ‘droughts and food shortages’

Prince Charles has shared his fears of the world his grandchildren will live through in the face of climate change.

The eco-conscious royal has been seen speaking about the environment in a new documentary released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26.

Charles tells Sky Kids' COP26: In Your Hands that Prince George is already being taught about global warming and the inevitable disasters that we are already seeing as a consequence.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge threw the inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards in London on Sunday but the Prince of Wales says he has been campaigning to protect the Earth since he was a teenager.

In the documentary which is now available to watch, Charles, 72, addresses an intended young audience with a CGI globe in his palms.

He says: "I am old enough to have a grandson. Like you, he is learning how climate change is causing the big storms and floods, droughts, fires and food shortages we are seeing around the world.

"When I was [George's] age, people had no idea about the damage we were doing. But by the time I was a teenager, I started to see that if we didn't stop polluting our planet, we would face a very dangerous future indeed."

The 30-minute documentary explores how climate change is already having an impacting the lives of six young climate activists from six different continents.

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Each of them deliver an emotive call to action and offer ideas on what needs to be done to save the planet, according to a Sky press release.

In his introduction, Prince Charles continues to encourage youngsters to live with the environment in mind.

He said: "This is why I've spent so much of my life trying to warn that we have to operate in ways which can make nature thrive, not suffer.

"We have forgotten that we have to put back into nature as much as we take out — and you have an important part to play in this.

"Your future depends upon the future of the planet."

COP26: In Your Hands is available to watch on Sky Kids, Sky News and streaming service NOW, as well as on First News Education TV for every school in the UK.

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