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The Royal Air Farce - Josh 352

Prince Charles famously talks to his plants - nothing wrong with that, of course. Our host suggested a cartoon where we listen in to what he might be saying (H/t Climate Expert James Delingpole). Let's hope His Highness reads Roger Andrews too.

Cartoons by Josh

P.S. Is there any interest in a calendar this year? I am a bit late in getting round to it but do let me know if you would like one - I should be able to get some delivered before Christmas.

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Reader Comments (44)

Maybe the build up of CO2 in greenhouses from talking to the plants does have harmful consequences for Royal society.

Plants love it though.

Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Calendar! Yes please - the look on people who come to our house, and realise we are climate realists, is priceless :-)

Nov 24, 2015 at 4:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Poynton

Calendar: Of course, put me down for one please. I've made one or two suggestions throughout the year as to which cartoons are a must for the calendar.

Nov 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

At least one political party has a sensible energy policy:

UKIP Slam Prince Charles Climate Scaremongering

One critic told Breitbart London: “Well all I can say is… God Save The Queen… and God help us if Prince Charles becomes King.”

Nov 24, 2015 at 4:50 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Robert Christopher, the gardens of Buckingham Palace are big enough for a super-sized Royal Greenhouse, with all his Loyal Green Vegetables, hermetically sealed to prevent contamination of/by the real world.

Some of his most Loyal Green Vegetables should be encouraged to take early retirement, before they cause further damage elsewhere.

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

yes please - calendar - the children need to be able to get me something for Xmas(and my birthday, few days later) besides chocolate and socks.

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

He'll be talking to the families jolly good old friend the wind turbines next ... and why not they net crown estates £19.1 million a year from the plebs for off shore alone .. wonder if they've all been given individual names

I wonder if they're setting him up so he can be bypassed when the time comes ?

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterBLACK PEARL

Send me two calendars please.

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:28 PM | Unregistered Commentercolin maclean

I would beg a calendar as usual please ^.^

If Prince Charles would stick to talking to his plants I would have no problem with him.

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:34 PM | Registered CommenterDung

Calendar please!

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterCapell

The Royals are not very bright, by and large. Hopefully the fragrant Ms Middleton (as was) may have improved the intellectual gene pool.
The difference between HMQ and Charlie Wales is that she knows her limitations and still has a sense of noblesse oblige. He appears to think ............ I'll stop there.

Nov 24, 2015 at 5:57 PM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Josh --

Now we need a cartoon about what Prince Chuckles thinks the plants are saying back. After all he must get his environmental info from someplace.

Eugene WR Gallun

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterEugene WR Gallun

Royal Air Force or Royal Heir Force/Farce?

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoyFOMR

I am not anti the Monarchy, but could I claim asylum refugee status in another country, if the future Monarch places Vegetable Rights over Human Rights? It would not be as ludicrous as some of his current claims.

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:20 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

He's apparently still searching for a village.

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

On the other hand, maybe Poundbury was designed for that purpose?

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterNCC 1701E

Got to admit that I am more than a little concerned about C4 and Jon Snow. Watched him last night in Bangladesh better known as the delta of the Brahmaputra. The report actually covered the reality that the area is sinking under the weight of sediment brought down by the river but still managed to conclude that climate change, sea level rise of about 5 inches in the last 100 years, was to blame for periodic flooding. Charlie was on too.

Nov 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM | Registered CommenterEuan Mearns

Yes, I'd be up for a calendar again this year, please Josh.

Nov 24, 2015 at 7:02 PM | Unregistered Commentermike fowle

@Nov 24, 2015 at 6:01 PM Eugene WR Gallun says:

Now we need a cartoon about what Prince Chuckles thinks the plants are saying back. After all he must get his environmental info from someplace.

Nope Eugene he just talks to the the plants. He plainly doesn’t listen or they might let him know how much they like co2.

Nov 24, 2015 at 7:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

Calendar? Daft question! Of course.

Nov 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM | Registered Commentermoraymint

Euan: John Snow and Tom Clark were on Channel 4 news again this evening blathering more nonsense about climate change and climate refugees. Why this week one wonders?

Nov 24, 2015 at 7:25 PM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Hi Josh,

Brilliant rendition of Prince Chuckle's speech!

I"ll put in my usual order for calendars.

Complimentary copy for Prince Chuckles?

Nov 24, 2015 at 7:32 PM | Unregistered Commenterjolly farmer

Royal Heir Arse.

I'm Republican!

Nov 24, 2015 at 8:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Whilst talking to my dear vegetables last spring I observed my first ladybird 2 days earlier than usual. This is proof positive that 2015 is globally the hottest year evah, and even anti-science climate change deniers must accept it. As everyone knows when the dear old Syrian climate change activists shout "helloah hack-bar", as they nip off the heads of deniers, it means "we must tackle climate change now" in Arabic.

Nov 24, 2015 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterBudgie

Josh - You have captured the facial "tic" Prince Chuckles makes with his mouth sooooo well!!!! - he demonstrated this peculiar facial characteristic whenever the 'soft touch' interviewer strayed onto questions Chuckles deemed not worthy of consideration.

I was always taught that people who demonstrate non-symmetrical facial tics are not being truthful.

Now that is a surprise !!

Nov 24, 2015 at 9:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterDougUK

Well he is going to be a keynote speaker at the COP 21 meeting in Paris next month. I just hope he has checked out his greenhouse beforehand.

Nov 24, 2015 at 10:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

Take a look yourself.

Nov 24, 2015 at 11:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

California has been having a dry period, exacerbated by a growing population, growing agriculture, growing swimming pools, and growing thirst for water. Why haven't they produced more psychopaths like Syria?

Nov 25, 2015 at 12:04 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"Let me understand this, Prince Charles. You mean to throttle my CO2. Don't you realize i depend on the stuff?"

Nov 25, 2015 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered Commenterjferguson

I am an American and you might need to correct me but I think the right response to this is "Long live the Queen!"

Nov 25, 2015 at 1:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterBill S

@ Bill S
A good enough response - but when he 'ascends the throne' there will be 'minders'. So in short don't worry. It ain't the same as when George 111 was on the throne. Remember - that was when you Americans jumped the ship!

Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

Bill S, thank you for your best wishes to our Queen. Based on Al Gore's ability to end global warming, the rain of King Charles may end all droughts.

Nov 25, 2015 at 1:38 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@ Golf Charlie - I know he might well end all droughts but looking at the precedence of Royal Charlies I make this observation - Charles the first lost his head, Charles the second lost his morals Charles the third? - If he ever had it, lost the plot. Wet or dry - makes no difference.

Nov 25, 2015 at 1:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

Douglas, lost his marbles?

I do not doubt he means well, and does genuinely care about the environment. But his enthusiasm has been carefully manipulated.

Nov 25, 2015 at 3:09 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Golf charlie
Yes of course he means well. We should keep him as a pet as long and he only comes in the evenings. After supper - when we have put all the marbles away. Safely.

Nov 25, 2015 at 3:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

Golf Charlie
As an aside, I live in NZ. He and Camilla recently visited my home town. They both did a great job as ambassadors. He visited a native bird sanctuary there where his interest and enthusiasm in environmental matters was obvious. But.......then there's climate and refugees and isil an an an ...if you get my drift.

Nov 25, 2015 at 4:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

If there is one thing that is certain about Prince Charles it is that he rubs elbows with some of the most important people on the planet an thatd he is simply reporting on what those folks have to say about these matters.

Nov 25, 2015 at 4:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterAila

"Why haven't they [California] produced more psychopaths like Syria?" ---golf charlie

Because we've produced more psychotherapists than Israel.

'I am an American and you might need to correct me but I think the right response to this is "Long live the Queen!"'
--Bill S

I've said that very thing more and more over the past few years in the same context. I shall shed a Republican tear if she ever joins the choir invisible. Long live the Queen, indeed!

Nov 25, 2015 at 4:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterjorgekafkazar

An article in the Irish Times today ( which usually seems to get most of its climate change coverage from the Grauniad) is headlined " South African drought gives a glimpse of what future climate change may bring". In the body of the article it is admitted that the current drought is the worst that South Africa has experienced since the 1930's. The headline is clearly crafted so send an alarmist message that the current drought is presaging worse to come as a result of anthropogenic caused extreme weather events - for which even the IPCC can find no evidence . Yesterday the Irish Times had four separate articles on climate change, COP21, and climate change related environmental topics - two of them with a "Road to Paris" banner. The newspaper regularly features alarmist leaders on climate change and the need to address CO2 emissions and regularly publishes letters from alarmist correspondents and is frequently a public platform for the Wind Industry lobbying articles. In Aril 2014 it published an article describing the impact of early Holocene impacts on the West Coast of Ireland as described by the Professor of Geology at Galway University. This drew letters of shrill, not to say hysterically angry responses from regular correspondents who objected to the temerity of newspaper publishing such "climate contrarian" views. This posture of the Irish Times on climate related subject is not new. A search of its archives reveals that it had published similalry alarmist articles and readers letters on the same subject under the headlines, "Do climate Changes Indicate a new Ice Age" on 14 June 1975 and " A cooling world means starving millions" on 4 May 1976. It seems quite clear that the Irish Times's longstanding posture is to unquestioningly publish whatever climate alarmist clap trap is the flavour of the time. This absence of careful, old fashioned investigative journalism appears to be the standard which is an unfortunate characteristic of the mainstream media and does no useful service to its readers - which is a shame for a newspaper with a historical legacy of robust objectivity.

Nov 25, 2015 at 11:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterSpectator

But remember 'weather isn't climate' :)

Nov 25, 2015 at 12:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamesG

DougUK - yes, I've noticed that dimsissive 'sneer' which Prince Charles exhibits - such interviews seem to be a case of:

'Look, you're very lucky to be invited into my sitting room and to be in my presence, so just be a good girly, sit there in absolute awe of me, and only ask questions which I can answer with apparently authoritative emphasis..
Here's the list of questions...
Stray from this, and I will smile in a pitying way at your total ignorance of just how IMPORTANT it is that we - what's the buzzphrase..? Ah yes - "tackle climate change"....'

God Save The Queen...

Nov 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM | Unregistered Commentersherlock1

Prince Charles just as man made CO2 an irrelevance.

Nov 25, 2015 at 3:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

Delingpole has your graphic in one of his latest articles.

It looks just as smashing good there as here!

Delingpole rebuts the Syrian drought excuse and highlights the newspaper announcement about global warming caused Hitler's rise to power.

Heh, the Syrian drought excuse is that warming and hunger causes people to be angry and excitable. The 1941 article claims that warming causes people to be docile.

Just like CAGW, warming causes everything!

Nov 25, 2015 at 7:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterATheoK

Yes to a 2016 Calendar. I will buy three. Ian

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Nov 26, 2015 at 3:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterIantanyrallt

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