Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop

A photo taken on November 15, 2015 shows Britain's Prince Charles during a visit to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre in PerthPrince Charles warned Thursday that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a “perfect storm”. “This meeting falls at a very important, indeed critical moment for the future of mankind and our planet,” he said in a speech at the Commonwealth summit in Malta. “Countless concerned people around the world” are banking on global leaders to come up with an ambitious long-term goal for the rapid reduction of carbon emissions, he said, as Commonwealth leaders began to arrive on the rain-lashed Mediterranean island.

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