Prince William says climate change inaction keeps him awake

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Prince William claims inaction on climate change "keeps [him] awake at night".

The 38-year-old royal has criticised the lack of "political will" to tackle environmental issues and thinks the time has come to tackle such "important issues".

Speaking on the 'Outrage + Optimism' climate change podcast, he said: "Everyone knows this is where we’re headed and these are the important issues we need to tackle.

“I think getting to those in the political world with the will to tackle things is another story.”

He went on to praise the younger generation and the likes of Greta Thunberg for driving a “groundswell of opinion” by voicing their concerns but insisted that should be proof action is needed.

He added: "If younger generations are up in arms about their future then I think the politicians and the political will should be there to listen and to act on what they are saying...

"I get outraged by the inaction. That’s probably a bit of a cliche but that is what I get most troubled about. Especially as I’m in a position of responsibility if you like, or leadership. I feel I can do a lot more if given that ability.

"So therefore I don’t understand why those who have the levers, don’t. That’s what really upsets me and keeps me awake at night."