Last year, Harrison Ford implored Americans to stop electing leaders who don’t “believe in science,” and this year he’s traveled to a conference hosted in a United Arab Emirates country to give the same warning:
— CNN (@CNN) February 11, 2019
Speaking to CNN’s Becky Anderson in Dubai, where he will be discussing ocean conservation at the World Government Summit, Ford said climate is “probably the most pressing issue that we have on a global scale, and it’s a global problem that needs global solutions.”
But he added that governments around the world were lagging behind when it came to climate action.
“There’s this isolationism, nationalism that’s creeping into governments all across the developed world,” said Ford. “And the problems require attention on nature’s scale not on the scale of the next election.
As you might have imagined, taking a jet to a UAE country to warn everybody about the dangers of continued burning of fossil fuels caused some eyes to roll.
I’m guessing he didn’t take a boat with sails that depended on the wind to get there. https://t.co/fgyy3JG0nl
— Jonathan Thiebaud (@Jtbaud249) February 11, 2019
How did he get there? https://t.co/alQSpZNYmZ
— Currently between fraudulent suspensions (@jtLOL) February 11, 2019
Maybe Ford could have teleconferenced his thoughts on the issue?
Listen to Harrison Ford, who’s taken his private plane to get cheeseburgers. https://t.co/GX4HaJrZDb
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) February 12, 2019
Fact check: TRUE.
— Mike Bastasch (@MikeBastasch) February 11, 2019
I *despise* the phrase “believe in science.” Science is a method that exists. It isn’t a belief system. It’s like saying “I believe in history” or “I believe in literature.” Uh, okay…?
(Also there is a wide gap between science and policy that is rarely acknowledged in rhetoric) https://t.co/hiDzPhhVse
— Cheese For Everyone! (@CheeseForEvery1) February 11, 2019
Because Dubai is the best place to be hosting this event. https://t.co/nNkLwjBWVY
— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) February 11, 2019
My dude. Science is something you do. Not something you believe in. https://t.co/J4uv6XoNuw
— Diogenes of Sinope (@DiogeneofSinope) February 12, 2019
My favorite lectures on climate change come from ultra-rich Hollywooders that own 14 airplanes. https://t.co/q4y6lpLEVe
— eric (@eriContrarian) February 11, 2019
It doesn’t get any better than that! And by “better” we mean hypocritical.