Queen Elizabeth gets political, urges "action on global warming"

Too political

Queen gets political at CHOGM

She should know better (or her speechwriters should know better). The Queen is above politics, but not when it comes to climate change apparently. Speaking at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM):

Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday with a plea to leaders to act on global warming, which she called a threat to millions of people worldwide.

The Queen said Commonwealth nations have the opportunity to lead at the forthcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change.

“The threat to our environment is not a new concern,” she said. “But it is now a global challenge, which will continue to affect the security and stability of millions for years to come. Many of those affected are among the most vulnerable, and many of the people least well able to withstand the adverse effects of climate change live in the Commonwealth.”

As an expat Brit, this does not impress me one bit.

Read it here.

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