William Shatner recently appeared on Good Morning Britain with a dire warning.
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, the former Captain Kirk said King Charles needs to tell the people that “we’re all going to die.” [via dailystar.co.uk] Worried about climate change and human extinction, the 92-year-old actor pointed out that children are going to have difficulty living.
"“England is one of the foremost countries in the world and it has to lead. We’re burrowing into our own graves. We’re dying, man. Your children are going to have difficulty living. Do you understand that?”"
When asked by North America correspondent Noel Phillips if he was truly fearful of human extinction, Shatner went on to refer to humans, including himself, as “stupid.”
"“Insects are going extinct. We don’t go around saying, ‘oh my god, insects are going’. Who cares? And we stupid human beings don’t even know they existed in the first place.”"
William Shatner’s comments were met with a plethora of outraged retorts from those who brought up his recent flight to space.
Viewers of the Good Morning Britain took social media to express their ire over Shatner’s concerns about climate change didn’t seem to be of importance to him when he went to space. They pointed out that Shatner didn’t seem to care about the climate when he polluted the air with rocket fuel when he took his trip on Blue Origin. He was also accused of being a hypocrite more than once.
Experts are saying that if space tourism continues and/or increases, it could be detrimental to the planet with American Geophysical Union magazine reporting that “400 space flights per year over 40 years would generate enough greenhouse gas emissions to cause up to 1°C more warming in the Arctic than is already projected.”
So far, there has been no comment from Shatner on the responses to his plea to King Charles.