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Climate Minister buys a castle with 16 bathrooms… and a massive carbon footprint November 20, 2011

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Climate Minister buys a castle with 16 bathrooms… and a massive carbon footprint

Daily Mail, 18 November 2011

He is the climate change  minister who pledged to ‘lead by  example’ in the fight against global warming.

But Charles Hendry is facing accusations of hypocrisy after buying himself a 20-bedroom castle – with a potentially massive carbon footprint – as a second home.

Blair Castle in Ayrshire, which went on the market for £2.5million, has three storeys, 16 bathrooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool set in 260 acres of beautiful countryside.

Weekend retreat: Blair Castle, which has 20 bedrooms and a heated  outdoor swimming pool

Weekend retreat: Blair Castle, which has 20 bedrooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool

It is likely to rack up colossal energy bills during the cold Scottish winter if Mr Hendry plans to heat all 14 bedrooms, two kitchens and four reception rooms in the main castle.

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Britains “top climate scientist” declares we have only 100 months left to save the planet March 9, 2009

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Britains “top climate scientist” declares we have only 100 months left to save the planet

By the blogowner, honestclimate, March 9, 2009

I married my horse!

The Prince of Wales is to issue a stark warning that nations have “less than 100 months to act” to save the planet from irreversible damage due to climate change.

BACKGROUND

THE Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall began their ten-day tour of South America yesterday with the issue of climate change at the top of their agenda.

Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Chile, but they will also visit Brazil, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Highlighting the issue of global warming is a major theme, and this week the prince will give a dire warning on climate change to the world.

Their chartered Airbus arrived at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez airport close to Santiago. They were driven away in a limousine, followed by a motorcade of six cars.

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