Harrison Ford: "Stop Giving Power to People Who Don't Believe in Science"

Celebrities often use their platforms to spread awareness on important issues. But while many of us have become numb to their warnings, there's something about Harrison Ford that makes people sit up and listen. Maybe it's the cult following he's acquired from playing heroic characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo.

More likely, though, it's because Ford doesn't tiptoe around important issues, he charges through them with guns blazing. Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week, the 76-year-old actor and tireless climate activist issued a sober warning: "If we don't change the path that we are on today, the future of humanity is at stake".

The actor's stern statement is followed by a long sigh. And with that one heavy breath, you can almost feel the actor's exasperation. For nearly 27 years, Ford has been working for the environmental group Conservation International, which supports scientists from around the world who are working to identify and overcome biodiversity threats.

But as Ford makes clear in his recent and impassioned speech, none of that work matters if we deny the reality of climate change and collectively forget nature in our "corporate, state and national climate goals".

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