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Celebs who think they’re highlighting their eco credentials by wearing OLD CLOTHES are clueless about what net zero means

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This week, the first Earthshot Prizes were awarded at a glamorous event at London’s Alexandra Palace. The initiative comes from Prince William’s charity, the Royal Foundation, and along with its royal patrons, the individual awards were presented by actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and David Oyelowo, and footballer Mohamed Salah. The cash to back the project came from a host of well-to-do charitable foundations and environmental campaign organisations.

Using high-profile prizes to encourage and reward innovation is no bad thing in itself. But the guff around the whole affair reveals that those behind the Earthshot Prize and who support it have precious little idea about just the scale of the sacrifices involved for the rest of us if we are to achieve net zero without multiple technological breakthroughs. Instead, they love to be seen to be ‘doing their bit’. But if they really believe that climate change is an imminent, existential threat, their behaviour is not merely hypocritical, but dangerous.

One ridiculous example of these rich and famous people being lauded for ‘doing their bit’ was the newspaper reports that lionised William and wife Kate for their outfits. According to The Independent: “Kate........

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