William Shatner: ‘We’re All Going to Die’

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – As the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28 kicks off, renowned actor William Shatner took center stage delivering a warning about the perilous state of our planet. To the dismay of many conservatives and Republicans, the 92-year-old of Star Trek fame who holds the record as the oldest person in space didn’t shy away from criticizing human behavior and the potential consequences of climate change.

Shatner during a recent appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” expressed deep concern about the dwindling insect population declaring, “stupid human beings” are “extinguishing” life on Earth. His impassioned plea highlighted the urgency of addressing climate issues, going beyond traditional boundaries.

“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,” Shatner exclaimed.

When questioned about the dramatic nature of his statements, Shatner doubled down, insisting, “It’s not dramatic enough… we’re burrowing into our own graves.” He directed his concerns at North America correspondent Noel Phillips, emphasizing the imperative nature of the situation.

In a surprising twist, Shatner also addressed Prince William’s criticism of space tourism, defending his own space journey with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket in 2021. Dismissing the prince’s concerns, Shatner argued that space exploration could lead to a reduction in polluting industries on Earth.

On social media platform X, Shatner faced renewed criticism, with some accusing him of hypocrisy for taking a joy ride to space. Shatner, however, defended his trip, highlighting the potential research benefits it could bring, particularly in the fields of chemistry and engineering.

The actor, known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, has consistently spoken about the emotional impact of his space journey, describing it as a mix of “grief” and a “celebration” turned “funeral” in his book, “Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder.”

As COP28 unfolds and global leaders gather to address climate challenges, Shatner’s outspoken remarks have ignited controversy, underscoring the complex intersections of environmental concerns and space exploration.