As Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan, Harrison Ford has battled evil countless times. At 76 years old, the actor has set his sites on a new opponent, those who oppose climate science.
During the World Government Summit in Dubai, Ford asked for government officials to rely on sound science. He also took a not so subtle shot at US President, Donald Trump.
Ford told the audience, “Around the world, elements of leadership — including in my own country — to preserve their state and the status quo, deny or denigrate science. They are on the wrong side of history.”
Harrison Ford used his World Government Summit speech to take a swipe at Trump pic.twitter.com/uNQ20emg6Z
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The timing of the actor’s speech was interesting. Trump has repeatedly questioned climate science when a day is particularly hot or cold. Just this last weekend, he posted a questionable tweet during Amy Klobuchar’s campaign announcement.
Ford finished his speech:
“We are faced (with), what I believe, is the greatest moral crisis of our time. That those least responsible for nature’s destruction will suffer the greatest consequences. We need nature now more than ever because nature doesn’t need people, people need nature.”
This isn’t the first time Ford has taken a shot at Trump. The president once said in an interview that he loves how the actor stood up for America in the movie Air Force One. Ford responded, “It was a movie. It’s not like that in real life. But .. how would you know?”