Britain’s Prince William on Thursday criticized entrepreneurs – such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos – who indulge themselves in space tourism. “It would be better if they focus on saving the planet,” William said in an interview with the BBC.
“Some of the greatest minds in the world should be trying to fix this planet, rather than trying to find somewhere else to live,” the 39-year-old said.
The criticism comes a day after the spaceflight of “Star Trek” actor William Shatner, who at 90 has become the oldest person ever in space. This was the second manned mission for Blue Origin, space company Jeff Bezos. Billionaires Richard Branson and Elon Musk have also focused on space tourism.
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), which kicks off on October 31, Prince William urged world leaders to take concrete action.
It seems that “if we do not pay attention, we will steal the future of our children.” “I want the things I have always enjoyed – the outdoors, nature, and the environment – to be always there for my children. And not just for my own, but for everyone’s children.”
Thus Prince William supports the statement of his father, Prince Charles (72). The British crown prince said earlier this week that he was concerned that world leaders would “only speak” at the climate conference in Glasgow, rather than take measures that dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.