Prince William criticized the space tourism this week, arguing that innovators should focus on saving the Earth, not saving the Earth. search for a new planet to inhabit.
"We need some of the greatest brains and minds in the world determined to try to fix this planet, not to try to find the next place to go to live, "William told the BBC in an interview that aired Thursday. " I think that 's ultimately what sold it for me - it ' s really crucial to focus on this [planet] rather than giving up and going into space to try and think of solutions for the future. "
He said that he was also concerned about the carbon cost of spaceflight.
In this undated photo provided on Tuesday October On December 12, 2021, Britain's Prince William, right, chats with journalist Adam Fleming while recording an appearance on the BBC Newscast, at Kensington Palace, in London, in which Prince Williams discussed climate change ahead of the Earthshot First Prize award ceremony on Sunday. (Kensington Palace via AP) (Kensington Palace via AP)
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The Duke of Cambridge spoke as that actor of "Star Trek William Shatner on Wednesday became the oldest person to go to space aboard a Jeff Bezos Blue Origin rocket.
Bezos, Richard Branson of Virgin and Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, have all ventured competitively into space tourism in recent times and Musk frequently talks about the importance of giving back to humanity. "interplanetary ", especially if the Earth becomes uninhabitable.
The prince will also award £ 1million in grants on Sunday as part of his inaugural Earthshot Prize to innovators working to tackle the problem of climate change.
William's father, Prince Charles, is also a long-time advocate for climate change awareness and William said it would be " relative disaster "if her son Prince George, 8, still had the same conversation about climate change in " like 30 years 'regardless, always saying the same thing, because by then it will be too late. "