Having safely restored peace and order to a galaxy far, far away and ensured the return of countless priceless artifacts back to the museums where they belong, Harrison Ford is ready to tackle another major problem: climate change. Actually, Ford has spent the better part of his career on the frontlines of environmental conservation efforts, serving as the longtime vice-chair for Conservation International and spearheading efforts to protect his beloved Yosemite National Park from privatization and exploitation.
In 2018, Ford delivered a stirring call to arms during the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York, decrying the destruction of the Amazon rainforests. Ford rightly noted that individual actions — like driving cars and cooling our living spaces — have a relatively small impact overall on the climate crisis. The greater responsibility by many multiples lies on large corporations, and those are the entities Ford urges the rest of us to take to task.
Now This put together some highlights here.
'Stop giving power to people who don't believe in science.' — Actor Harrison Ford is warning us to address the climate crisis before it's too late pic.twitter.com/Z0Ors3hsJc
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He also notes that while some Americans may be feeling the impact of climate change due to crises like the California wildfires or Texas’ mass power outage, it is by and large poorer nations that are facing the far more dire and immediate effects of our rapidly changing global environment.
“Those least responsible will bear the greatest costs,” he says. “So never forget who you’re fighting for. It’s the fishermen in Colombia. It’s the fishermen in Somalia who wonders where their next catch is coming from and wonders why the government can’t protect them. It’s the mother in the Philippines who’s worried that the next big storm is going to rip her infant out of her arms.”
You can watch the video in its entirety below.