“If we are not careful, we will rob our children of the future through what we do now,” said the father of three
Prince William blew up the billionaires taking part in the race to leave the earth. He also urged the richest to “work on trying to fix this planet”. The 39-year-old’s comments came shortly after Jeff Bezos sent Hollywood legend William Shatner into space on Wednesday, October 13th.
William interviewed BBC Newscast’s Adam Fleming at Kensington Palace prior to his first Earthshot Prize award. Speaking to Fleming, he said, “We need some of the best minds and minds in the world who are focused on fixing this planet, not trying to find the next place to live.”
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He continued, “The blue cover, this cover, this blanket, this blue blanket that we have around us, we say, ‘Oh, this is blue sky.’ And then suddenly you shoot through everything and look into the black, into the black ugly. If you look down there is your blue down there with the black up there. There is mother earth and comfort and there is – is there death? I do not know. Is that how death is? I do not know. Was that death? Is that how death is? “
An emotional Shatner added, “I am so touched by what just happened. I hope I never recover from this. It’s so much bigger than me and life, and it has nothing to do with the little green hand or the little blue ball. “
But William seemed upset with the new development when he said, “I want the things I’ve enjoyed – the outdoor life, the outdoors, the environment – I want this to be there for my children, and not just for my children, but for all the children of others. If we are not careful, what we do now will rob our children of their future. And I don’t think that’s fair. I want to use my little influence to highlight incredible people who do incredible things and really help solve some of those problems. “
The Duke of Cambridge also spoke about the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, which will take place in November. He noted, “I think it is vital for COP to be very clear and very honest about what the problems are and what the solutions will be. We can’t talk smarter, wise words, but not enough deeds. “
William also praised his father, Prince Charles, for his dedication to the environment and the challenges he faced. He said, “It’s been a tough road for [my father]. My grandfather started helping the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) a long time ago with its nature work and biodiversity, and I think my dad kind of pushed that forward and talked a lot more about climate change very early on, before everyone else thought it was an issue. So yeah, he’s had a really tough ride with it and I think you know he’s way ahead of the curve. “
“Much more than his time to warn of some of these dangers. But it shouldn’t be the case that a third generation is coming that has to ramp up even more. And you know, it would be an absolute disaster for me if George were to sit here and talk to you or your successor Adam, you know in 30 years, whatever, you will still say the same thing, because by then it will be too late “Added William.