Harrison Ford Goes After Trump As He Delivers Powerful Message For Voters — Watch
During a speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, actor Harrison Ford urged voters to ‘stop giving power to people who don’t believe in science’
Ford gave an impassioned speech on Thursday to urge voters to stop letting science-averse politicians into office.
“Stop giving power to people who don’t believe in science, or worse than that, pretend they don’t believe in science for their own self-interest,” he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The “Indiana Jones” star did not mention any names during his speech but said, “They know who they are; we know who they are.”
Ford warned attendees that “the future of humanity was at stake” due to climate change.
“We are all, rich or poor, powerful or powerless, we will all suffer the effects of climate and ecosystem destruction,” Ford said. “And we are facing what is quickly becoming the greatest moral crisis of our time. Those least responsible will bear the greatest costs.”
The actor called on everyone to “shut off [their] phones, roll up [their] sleeves and kick this monster’s a–.”
“We face an unprecedented moment in this country,” he said. “Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire. It’s that we’ve got people in charge of important s— who don’t believe in science,” he said.
The “Star Wars” hero has been outspoken about the importance of recognizing climate change. In November, he slammed President Trump’s administration in a speech while accepting an award from Conservation International.
Last year, Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Nearly 200 nations, including the U.S. under former President Barack Obama’s administration, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change.
Watch a short clip of Ford’s speech below, via AJ+.
“Stop giving power to people who don't believe in science.” – Harrison Ford pic.twitter.com/Ywja01Z7Qi
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