As he makes his television presenting debut, Prince William channels his grandfather, Prince Philip.
IN HIS TV HOSTING DEBUT ON SUNDAY, PRINCE WILLIAM appeared to draw inspiration from his grandfather when he cautioned about the perils of climate change.
The Duke of Cambridge followed in the footsteps of Prince Philip by starring in a nature documentary about humanity’s devastating impact on the world. He cautioned viewers on BBC1’s The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, which aired at 6pm, that we are at a “fork in the road” and must “act immediately” to address climate challenges.
Sir David Attenborough co-hosted the show.
It honored pioneers who have been recognized for developing novel solutions to the world’s most critical climate problems.
Philip was the star of three African-made nature programs in the 1960s and 1970s that emphasized the harm humans presented to animals.
In his own show, William, 39, interviewed recipients of The Earthshot Prize, a global competition that honors people who have contributed to making the world a greener place.
In October of last year, he co-founded it with The Royal Foundation.
Before the series, the Duke was shown picking up trash as he asked people, corporations, and leaders to do their “part” and set their “own personal Earthshots” to help protect the globe.
“We must act now to create a different future for our children and grandchildren,” the duke said.
“We’ve come to a crossroads.
“If we continue on our current path, the natural environment and all we value will deteriorate.”
Despite his dire warning, the 39-year-old heir to the throne claimed that it was still possible to turn back the clock.
He reminded viewers that if change occurs quickly, protecting the Earth is “within our reach.”
“This is a time for hope, not fear,” William added.
“I founded the Earthshot Prize, the most ambitious environmental prize in history, for this very reason.”
“A ten-year effort to heal our planet.”
Sir David feels equally optimistic about humanity’s ability to be effective stewards of the world.
“Imagine what would be possible,” he continued.
Last month, the prince announced 15 contenders for the prize from throughout the world.
Among the winners were a 14-year-old Indian girl who invented a solar-powered ironing cart, Costa Rica, which pioneered a program that pays local communities to restore natural ecosystems, and a Chinese software that lets. “Brinkwire News Summary.”