Prince William has criticized space racing and space tourism, saying we should rather focus on protecting the planet Earth.
When asked about climate change, the Duke of Cambridge said, “We need the world’s largest brain and mind to try to repair this planet, which does not try to find the next place to go.”
Prince William was interviewed by BBC “Newcast” before the first Earthshot Awards on BBC Sound, an award for those trying to save the planet.
The name of the award is a reference to America’s “Munshot” ambitions in the 1960s, where President John F. Kennedy promised to find a man on the moon within a decade.
The prince’s remarks will be broadcast the day after William Shatner made history as the oldest man in space.
Known for his role as Captain Kirk, the 90-year-old actor boarded a rocket from the Texas Desert on Wednesday, built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin.
The Duke Cop also warned of the 26th summit, where world leaders would gather in Glasgow at the end of the month, to “speak cleverly, speak cleverly but not take enough action.”
“I think the COP will communicate very clearly and very honestly what the problems are and what the solutions are going to be, is important,” he said.
“We can’t talk too clever, we can’t talk cleverly but we can’t take enough action.”
The Duke expressed his concern about the growing climate concern among young people and said it would be a “complete disaster” if his eldest son Prince George were late to talk about the same problem during his 30s.
“We are seeing an increase in climate concern. You know, people, young people are growing up now where their future is basically under threat all the time. It’s very worrying and it’s very, you know, causing concern, ”he said.
William added that his father, the Prince of Wales, who is known for his long-standing commitment to the green issue, had a “really rough ride” when he first started talking about climate change.
The Duke, who interviewed “Newscast” presenter Adam Fleming, said his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, had begun a royal interest in environmental issues.
Speaking of his father Charles, Prince William said: “It was a difficult road for him. My grandfather started helping WWF with nature work and biodiversity long ago, and I think my father made this kind of progress and Talked a lot about climate change, a long time ago, someone else thought it was an issue.So yes, he had a really hard journey on it, and I think you know he’s proven better than the curve.
He added that his outlook has changed since he had his own child, saying: “I want the things I enjoy – the outdoor life, the nature, the environment – I want it to be for my kids, not just my kids but everyone else’s. Children.
“If we are not careful, we are taking away the future of our children through what we do now. And I don’t think it’s fair. ”
This year the winners in five categories will each receive 1 million projects to develop their projects after being selected by their judging panel. William and the Duchess of Cambridge attend the star-studded ceremony hosted by Clara Ampho and Dermot O’Leary at Alexandra Palace in London.
“The award itself will stimulate solutions and actions that many people have not yet necessarily produced, and so I hope, you know, the award will empower many people in positions of responsibility, you know, go further, bigger and actually start deliveries,” Duke said. .
Cop26 is the deadline by which countries are expected to come up with more ambitious plans under a five-year cycle to track the world to meet the Paris goals.
The 2015 Paris Agreement promises countries to continue efforts to raise temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels and to limit their efforts to 1.5 degrees Celsius বাইরে beyond which the most dangerous climate effects will be felt. The conference in Glasgow begins October 31st
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