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Save the Earth Before You Head to Space, Prince William Says

  • Future British king said focus should be on fixing this planet
  • Prince also warned of climate anxiety in young people
Prince William takes part in a Generation Earthshot event with children from The Heathlands School, Hounslow, on Oct. 13. 

Prince William takes part in a Generation Earthshot event with children from The Heathlands School, Hounslow, on Oct. 13. 

Photographer: Ian Vogler/Pool/Getty Images

Prince William has criticized some of the world’s richest billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for their perceived focus on space rather than the climate.

“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,” the Duke of Cambridge said in an interview with the BBC.