Actor William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, urged King Charles to take a stand against climate change, expressing concerns about the potential for “human extinction.”
Shatner made his appeal during an appearance on Good Morning Britain, stating that the king should address the British public at the COP28 climate conference.
“He’s got to say ‘we’re all going to die.’ That’s what he should say to open up with. ‘Very quickly, we’re all going to die,’ he should say,” the actor claimed.
“England is one of the foremost countries in the world and it has to lead. We’re burrowing into our own graves,” he warned. “We’re dying, man. Your children are going to have difficulty living. Do you understand that?”
When North America correspondent Noel Phillips asked if Shatner had a true fear of human extinction, he replied, “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.”
It’s worth mentioning here, that the megastar recently came under fire from fans who reminded the star that he recently went to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Shatner has also flown a private jet and previously talked about his 10 favorite cars.
“William Shatner didn’t care about the climate when he went into space polluting the air with rocket fuel, a case of do what I say but not what I do,” one fan said.
“Did I just hear that right? William Shatner who apparently went to space says climate change is due to stupid people,” said another.
Shatner previously hinted at his climate change fears after his 2021 trip to space, becoming the oldest person to do so, when said that the trip left him feeling an “overwhelming sadness.”
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