Prince William denounces space tourism and says billionaires should focus on saving Earth
The Duke of Cambridge opened up about the current rush for space travel in an interview with the BBC’s Newscast podcast, which aired on Thursday.
He said: “We need some of the greatest brains and minds in the world who are determined to try to fix this planet, not try to find the next place to live.”
William, a former air ambulance helicopter pilot, said he had “absolutely no interest” in going as high as space.
He also expressed concerns about the environmental impact of space tourism, adding that there was a “fundamental question” about the carbon cost of spaceflight.
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The father-of-three stressed his desire to ensure that his own children and future generations don’t have to worry about fixing the Earth, adding that it would be “absolute disaster” if his son, Prince George , was about saving the planet in 30 years.