It could have been worse. King Charles could have ascended to his desert dais and pronounced that we had just 96 months to avert “irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse”.
But that was the Right Charlie back in 2009, giving us the benefit of his sandwich-board scientific wisdom.
These days it is all fashionable bad weather and undefined “tipping points”.
The man is now King, and at COP28 he threw away his irksome politically-neutral constitutional role, wrapped himself in Guardianista pseudoscience, and punched down hard on the poor who will be forced to pay for the collectivist madness that is the Net Zero project.