PEOPLE – A suggestion two weeks before the opening of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Prince William gave an interview to the BBC on Wednesday October 13. He was a guest on the show Newscast on the eve of the presentation of the first Earthshot Prize, an award created by his father Charles for people who try to save the planet.
The Duke of Cambridge took advantage of this intervention to send a message to the billionaires who are racing in space tourism. “We need some of the greatest brains and minds in the world to try to save this planet, not to find the next place to live,” he explained. as you can see in the video above.
On the same day, Hollywood actor William Shatner, known for his role as Captain Kirk in star trek, became at 90, the oldest person to have traveled in space. This event was made possible thanks to Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin rocket.
Richard Branson or Elon Musk are also the two other personalities to multiply announcements for space tourism. For Prince William, there is “absolutely no interest” in going so high. There is a “fundamental question” to ask about the carbon cost of spaceflight.
“We are going to steal the future of our children”
Prince William has urged world leaders to take action. “I want the things I enjoyed, the outdoors, nature, the environment, I want it to always be there for my kids and not just my kids but everybody’s kids,” he said. he declared.
“If we are not careful, we will steal our children’s future through what we are doing now,” he insisted. ‘It would be an absolute disaster’ if his son George had to be ‘there talking to you 30 years from now, repeating the same things, because by then it will be too late,’ Prince William said , second in line to the throne.
In an interview also with the BBC and broadcast on Monday, her father Prince Charles, 72, expressed concern that international leaders who will meet in Glasgow are “just talking” during COP26, instead of taking measures to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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