Royal Plea for Green Thinking

Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf has urged Americans to think more about climate change.

In an interview with American media at the royal palace ahead of a trip to the United States later this week, the Swedish monarch says he is reducing his own carbon emissions, driving an ethanol-fueled Volvo and planning to start small-scale biofuel production at this farm outside Stockholm.

The king’s visit to New York and Michigan, home of the American auto industry, is intended to promote Swedish green technology.

King Carl Gustaf is chairman of the Swedish section of the Worldwide Fund for Nature