Prince William is praised for emotional climate change plea, "Our planet is now in crisis"

Prince William has been praised ahead of his documentary, 'The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Out Planet'

Prince William
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Prince William has been praised by fans as he uses his platform to draw awareness to climate change and explains the importance of the Earthshot Prize.

In a clip that was released on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's social media accounts, Prince William spoke about his passion for tackling climate change and the importance of his environmental prize.

The Prince said, "Our planet is now in crisis. It's delicately balanced systems are becoming more and more unstable with every passing year. So for the sake of future generations, let's act now."

He continued to say that as a society we should challenge ourselves to make environmental change. 

"Let's take inspiration from the Moonshot and set ourselves a global challenge for this decade," he said. "A common goal to unite behind to mend our broken relationship with our planet and built a better future for all."

He concluded, "It's for this very reason that I launched the Earthshot Prize, the most ambitious environmental prize in history."

Fans applauded this message from the Prince and many thanked him for using his platform to share an important message. 

"Thank you for using your platform to move hearts and minds in the direction. I want the world to be a safe place for my young nieces," said one commenter.

Another addressed both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and said, "You two have stepped up so much in my opinion since Covid and focusing on world wide pandemics and crisis and objectively looking at how to help. Thank you!!😍" 

"Prince William is an asset to The Royal Family.👏❤️👏" added a third.

What is the Earthshot Prize?

The Earthshot Prize is an environmental award that was invented by the Duke of Cambridge. The Prince was inspired by former President John F. Kennedy’s 'Moonshot' which was a cause that united millions of people in the goal of putting a man on the moon.

The Earthshot prize is focused on five goals that are ambitious, but if achieved by 2030, will improve life for generations to come.

Those five goals are to; protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate.

Every year for the next ten years, five people will be awarded a £1million prize. These prizes are given to those who have provided solutions to some of the world's greatest environmental problems.

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, debuted on BBC One at 6:05pm and is available to view on BBC iPlayer and Discovery Plus.

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