For the first time, HRH The Prince of Wales shares his views on how our most pressing modern challenges—from climate change to poverty—are rooted in mankind’s disharmony with nature, presenting a compelling case that the solution lies in our ability to regain a balance with the world around us. With its holistic approach, this provocative and well-reasoned book takes the discussion of sustainability and climate change in a new direction. Prince Charles shows how the solutions to problems like climate change lie not only in technology but in our ability to change the way we view the modern world.
For decades, the Prince of Wales has been studying a wide array of disciplines to understand every aspect of man’s impact on the natural world, and in that time he has examined everything from architecture to organic farming to sustainable economics. Now, for the first time, he speaks out about his years of research, presenting a fascinating look at how modern industrialization has led us to a state of disharmony with nature, created climate change, and pushed us to the brink of disaster. From the rice farms of India to the prairies of America’s corn belt, from the temples of Ancient Egypt to the laboratories of industrial designers, Harmony spans the globe to identify the different ways that contemporary life has abandoned the hard-earned practices of our history, a shift that has spurred a host of social problems and accelerated climate change.
Drawing on cases from farming, healthcare, transportation, and design, the Prince of Wales also offers solutions for change, creating a new vision for our world, one that incorporates the traditional wisdom of our past with the modern science of our present to avert catastrophe. In the end, Harmony paints a holistic portrait of what we as a species have lost in the modern age, while outlining the steps we can take to regain the harmony of our ancestors.
Illustrated with lush, four-color photographs and charts, this intelligent, practical, and well-reasoned guide is an indispensable weapon in the battle to save our planet
Princes William and Harry have lent their support to their father’s rainforest campaign by appearing in a star-studded YouTube video.
The video has been made to promote Prince Charles’ Rainforest SOS project. It aims to highlight the link between deforestation and climate change. Also features Bond actor Daniel Craig, Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford, comedian Robin Williams and soul singer Joss Stone.
Ford said “What happens in the rain forest has an immediate and powerful effect on our lives.” Supporters are being encouraged to make their own “mash-up” on the theme, where you can star in your own web-video alongside the CGI frog.
Prince Charles said he wanted to use the internet as it encourages diverse communities to come together and allow all voices to be heard. “Our aim, with your help, is to build an online community to call, from the bottom up, for urgent action to protect the rain forests, without which we will most certainly lose the battle against catastrophic climate change,” he said.