Sting joins Prince Charles to send a rainforest SOS – Metro US

Sting joins Prince Charles to send a rainforest SOS

Sending an SOS to the world is what British pop star and environmentalist Sting has been doing lately.

This time not with the song Message in a Bottle but with a video, part of the Rainforest SOS, a campaign currently underway by the Prince’s Rainforests Project (PRP).

The main goal is to draw attention and support to preserve world’s rain forests.

To get global awareness, Sting and other celebrities joined the efforts of the Prince of Wales’ project.

“Climate change and the rapidly increasing destruction of the Earth’s ecosystems, which we depend upon for vital materials and services are, to my mind, the greatest challenges facing the world.” said Prince Charles. “If unchecked, they will dwarf any of our current financial difficulties, resulting in billions of environmental refugees, uncertain production of food and lack of water, the increasing spread of disease and, of course, growing social instability. ”

Sting’s support of the campaign coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of The Police’s hit Message in a Bottle, from their first album Regatta de Blanc.

“Thirty years ago, I wrote Message in a Bottle. Today, I’m supporting The Prince’s Rainforests Project to send an SOS to the world. Sending your SOS is easy, and can help create the climate for change.”

Sorting out a solution, the PRP has developed a proposal for emergency funding to help protect rainforests and to use incentives to encourage rainforest nations to continue to develop without the need for deforestation.

The PRP was established in October 2007 by The Prince of Wales to develop consensus on to how the rate of rainforest destruction might be slowed. Rainforests regulate rainfall, preserve biodiversity and, most important, store vast amounts of carbon.

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