Prince William – Focus On Saving The Earth
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC member of the British royal family elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales recommended that entrepreneurs should focus on saving Earth rather than engaging in space tourism.
The Duke of Cambridge said that great brains and minds should be “trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go live, He also warned of an increase in “climate anxiety” among younger generations.
William spoke disclosed this before the first Earth shot award to reward those who try to save the planet, The name of the award is a reference to America’s “crazy” ambition of the 1960s, in which then-President John F Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon within a decade.
Speaking about the current space race and the push to promote space tourism, William said: “We need some of the best brains and minds in the world focused on trying to repair this planet, not on finding the next place to go live.
“I think ultimately that’s what sold me: that it’s really crucial to focus on this [planet] instead of giving up and going into space to try to think of solutions for the future, On Wednesday, Hollywood actor William Shatner became the oldest person to go into space when he took off aboard the Blue Origin suborbital capsule developed by Amazon billionaire founder Jeff Bezos.
Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk are also developing space businesses, William told Newscast’s Adam Fleming that he had “absolutely no interest” in going as high as space, adding that there was a “fundamental question” about the carbon cost of space flight, He warned that there was “an increase in climate anxiety” among young people whose “future is basically threatened all the time.”
“It’s very unnerving and, you know, it generates a lot of anxiety, The father of three children challenged adults to channel their inner child to “remember how much it means to be outdoors and what we are stealing from future generations.”
William also said that his father, Prince Charles, had a “rough ride” when he warned about climate change, adding: “It’s been a tough road for him, He said Charles, inspired by his father, the late Duke of Edinburgh, “talked a lot more about climate change, early on, before anyone thought it was an issue.”
However, Prince added that “it would be an absolute disaster if [Prince] George sits here talking” about saving the planet 30 years from now, The five winners of the Earth shot Prize, each worth £1 million, will be announced at a ceremony later this month.