Prince William has lashed out at entrepreneurs and billionaires such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson in an interview with the BBC. According to him, they should focus on the climate problem instead of investing in trips to space.
“We need those bright minds to fix the planet, not pick another planet where we can live,” William said in the talk airing later tonight, expressing his concerns about the climate crisis.
William’s statement comes a day after actor William Shatner, who starred in Star Trek for years, went into space with Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin. A commercial rocket took Shatner and three other passengers to an altitude of about 107 kilometers, just outside the atmosphere. Bezos himself made the trip in July. According to him, space travel is necessary to save life on Earth.
Bezos is in a fierce competition with Musk (SpaceX) and Branson (Virgin Galactic) in the field of tourist flights to space. The British royal family is increasingly speaking out about the climate crisis. William’s father, Prince Charles, also regularly says how important it is to solve this problem.
Prince George is annoyed by garbage on the street
In the interview with the BBC, Prince William also says that his son, Prince George, is annoyed by all the garbage on the street. Prince William and Catherine’s 8-year-old son is deeply concerned with the state of the world.
George is “annoyed” and “confused” by all the rubbish people leave on the streets, according to William. The young prince regularly picks up the stick to clean up his schoolyard. “He just doesn’t get it. He thinks: ‘Am I cleaning it up? Why does it keep coming back?’” said William.
According to the prince, it would be a “gigantic disaster” if his children still have to fight for the same problem when they grow up. ,,I would be very sorry if George would give such an interview in thirty years or so and then have to say the same as what I do now. Because then it’s probably too late.”
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Prince William lashes out: Billionaires must save Earth, not hold a space race | show
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