The Prince of Wales has called for "immediate action" on climate change in a new video message he recorded to start off climate week on September 21. The message will be officially published today and has Prince Charles calling for "swift" action when it comes to the issue of climate change.

Prince Charles: A "comprehensive catastrophe"

"Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to 'reset' for… a more sustainable and inclusive future," he said, according to the BBC.

"[The environmental] crisis has been with us for far too many years – decried, denigrated and denied," he continued.  "It is now rapidly becoming a comprehensive catastrophe that will dwarf the impact of the coronavirus pandemic."

Queen Elizabeth II's oldest son has been a champion for environmental causes for decades and even appeared at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in early 2020. He met with climate activist Greta Thunberg and urged political and business leaders to embrace a sustainable future.

Prince Charles contracted the coronavirus in late March and had to be quarantined at his Birkhall home in Scotland after displaying mild symptoms.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrives at The State Opening of Parliament on May 18, 2016 in London, England

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