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Harrison Ford hits out at global inaction on climate change, warns of 'disastrous' consequences

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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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During an interview with 7.30, Ford said the consequences of inaction were dire.

"Nature will take care of itself — nature doesn't need people, people need nature to survive," Ford told presenter Leigh Sales.

"The planet will be OK, there just won't be any damn people on it."

The veteran star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises did not mince words when pointing out his disdain for arguments between leaders and countries.

"People think of [dealing with climate change] as an adversarial process," Ford said.

"They think, well the United States did this with their resources, why are they now telling us that ... we have to adopt a behaviour that apparently they did not.

"Well, that's all water under the bridge. We're now all in this point in time on this planet. And if we don't work together, the consequences are disastrous."

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I really enjoy watching Harrison Ford do his job. He is and has always been a great actor to me. And if you read this article, brush aside the hyperbole of "climate doom" the message is actually a good one. Nature is more than vacations and cute furry things. We should do more to protect it. I agree. But what exactly qualifies Mr Ford as a climate expert? When he makes statements like "there won't be any damn people left", it just rubs me wrong. He hasn't a clue, anymore than the ATS global warriors.

I am of the belief that we don't know 1/100th of what we need to know to understand our worlds climate and weather. I also don't like pollution nor waste. Why can't we have a campaign about reducing our waste, increasing efficiency on all things powered, and things like reforestation? Eliminate all the infighting about who's to blame. It really doesn't matter. Nobody else is going to wave a magic wand and make everything last forever. But I suppose if we can't lump politics into it and call republicans stupid, there just isn't any fun to be had.

Anyway, may the Force be with you. (all the Catholics- "and also with you")
edit on 10-12-2015 by network dude because: added link that I forgot.




posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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Whats he done to lower his carbon foot print?

Still live in a house(s) with thousands of square feet?


Thanks Al.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Yes, I find it difficult not to hold my nose when I hear such pomposity.




posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: network dude

They should just send the Death Star to destroy Basketball and put us out of our misery.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: network dude

I have heard Harrison Ford being intervieiwd in the past and he doesn't strike me as particularly smart. He should stick to acting, although, for all we know he is being given his "lines" when it comes to climate change and he is just acting the script he was given.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Well that settles it for me. If Han says that, then it has to be true.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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"They think, well the United States did this with their resources, why are they now telling us that ... we have to adopt a behaviour that apparently they did not.

"Well, that's all water under the bridge. We're now all in this point in time on this planet. And if we don't work together, the consequences are disastrous."


Regardless where you stand on climate change The irony and hypocrisy is Strong on this one:

As he is preaching to the people about climate change and asking to work together and then gets on his private jet to his 10th house in the Caribbean.



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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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About 10 years back I was sitting in the booth adjacent to him and Calista Flockhardt at The Palm IN L.A.
They were enjoying the delicious flame-grilled CO2-producing steaks...along with everyone else.

I stepped out front for a smoke...and was starting to go back in, just as they were leaving (I even held the door for them...received no "Thank You").

At the curb, a big ol' gass-guzzling limo pulled up to take 'em away.

Do as I say...not as I do.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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We should do more to protect it. I agree. But what exactly qualifies Mr Ford as a climate expert

His celebrity, people know him, and his acting.

Liars for hire.

Like when they sell us medicine on TV, the actors don doctors white coats to lend credibility.

Fords appeal is an emotional one, as is "Climate Science".

We are all going to be long gone dead of toxic waste before we all drown or bake from higher water or warmer days.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

We are all going to be long gone dead of toxic waste before we all drown or bake from higher water or warmer days.



now see, that's the kind of "pick me up" I needed after reading this article.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:18 AM
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I love when celebrities make it seem so much more important because they are famous.

When all people around the world stop buying chinese and indian made products, whose factories are those that pollute the most, we will see progress. We can never change the climate but we can stop ruining our air, land and seas.

Heck, if and when all human beings decide that nature is better than the 10,000,000,000 pieces of plastic toys, garbage, and products made each day, and subsequently get thrown away, then we may see progress.

Humans need to collectively stop being so consumeristic and apathetic. It is ruining this world in every aspect. But I honestly believe it won't happen in my lifetime or even anytime soon, until something drastic takes place and we CAN'T buy all these needless things.




posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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So how hard did he hit his head when he crashed his plane?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:25 AM
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The thing people ignore is that whether man made, or natural, change is coming. It is not always recognisable as the change we were told to expect, and to be absolutely realistic, most people think that just because they saw snow once the warming issue is bunk. With so little understanding of thermodynamics on display, it is little wonder that governments do not face more pressure to actually act.

And don't get me wrong, I am not talking about saving the whales, the dolphins, manta rays, monkeys, fruit bats and so on. I am talking about things like building flood defences that will NOT be broken, such is their size and complexity. I am talking about building tornado proof homes in Tornado Alley, rather than just continuing to build ones which fall over the moment a twister comes together. I am talking about building waterfront property that can withstand the strongest seagoing hurricanes imaginable, preventing coastal regions from being drowned by tsunami and other freak waves, building up coastal sea walls to fourteen times their height, and backing that height up with billions of tonnes per mile of ferrocrete. I am talking about claiming back vast chunks of desertified land, using specialised techniques and planting schedules, as has been done in China with great success.

I am literally talking about future proofing our planet, not just for its benefit, but for ours.

If the sea gets too much more acidic, the animals which live in it will die off, and then we will have no sea creatures to eat. When that happens, all the land dwelling organisms that rely on seafood will perish. When that happens, the next along the food chain will disappear, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum, until all we have is earth, water, and human beings. That is not going to work out very well long term, and solving those problems now, is the only way to protect our existence going forward.

Now, my personal belief, is that we should look to colonise as much cosmic real estate, as fast as possible. I am talking moving to the Moon, Mars, any rocky body which is not surrounded by volatile and dangerous chemicals, not to mention working on VASTLY increasing the speed of propulsion methods used to move us around. I am of the opinion that putting colonies of humans as far from our own solar system as possible, would also be a good idea. Spreading our species as far as we can, ensures that the likelihood that of our whole species being wiped out at once, reduces to a point where it becomes a virtual impossibility.

But none of that can ever happen, unless we solve the immediate future issues which threaten life here, now. Radiation leaking into the sea from Japan, the Deep Water Horizon mess, besides others in the same industry, mercury being leaked into the sea, shale gas drilling causing hazardous chemicals to come to the surface of our lands, all manner of stupid, wasteful, and ultimately dangerous things we are doing, and DO NOT NEED TO BE DOING, must END. A period of clean living and sensible preparation is in order, and this is no longer a matter for any debate. Whether you believe that the things which are happening with our climate are natural, or man made, mitigation is the most important thing to think about, not playing the blame game and wasting time and money on war, posturing, and inaction.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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I agree that as a civilization, we need to change our ways, or suffer the consequences. Those consequences have climate change lower on the list in my mind. Things like drowning in our own toxic waste come to mind, among others. On the other hand. If history teaches us anything. We may be looking at the possibility of a natural global cataclysm before climate change gets the chance to do the job.
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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I guess there are natural chicken little's and then there are man induced chicken little's . Amazing what a few dollars and a script can purchase . Hey James Corbetts latest has a juicy bit on the climate wars ....



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

As usual, a great reply. But after reading it, and thinking about all the things you mentioned, and then thinking about how as a species, we continue to go to war with each other over the stupidest of things, we don't need to colonize other celestial bodies, we need to let nature take it's course and eliminate the nastiness that is "humanity".

Sure we can enjoy ourselves today and think we can change because "it's the right thing to do", but in reality, we won't change. Will will continue to do idiotic things like dump radioactive waste into the ocean in 200 year cement boxes, and kill in the name of our peace loving God. (that one always brings a smile when though about in context)

But today, today we drink! Today we feast! (sorry to be so melodramatic, I'll be happier after lunch)



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: network dude

So we should ignore Ford because he's not a climate scientist? I can understand that. But then why should we ignore the majority of climate scientists whose research jives with what Ford is saying?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

I guess you didn't read the OP. It's not long. Give it a go. It will take less time than you took to make that post.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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I always love how progressive drag out Hollywood actors to support their cause du jour but then as soon anyone who challenges their narrative speaks up, the only response is "that's not a real climate scientist!" People with Ph.Ds in physics and other disciplines aren't qualified to challenge climate hysteria but ditzy hollywood actors are qualified to support it.

You have to love progressive logic.

I wouldn't so much mind their support other than the outright hypocrisy of these Hollywood leftist. So it is bad that the average middle class joe runs his air conditioning or drives an SUV, but it is ok for the progressive elites to fly private jets, live in multiple 20,000 sqft mansions, etc.

Someone should ask Harrison if he plans to give up flying his toy plane to save the planet.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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It's very easy to call out someone's hypocrisy, but the problem is on such a large scale embedded so deep in our current civilization that one person changing their habits isn't going to have an effect. 100 people changing their habits isn't going to have an effect.

1 jet isn't putting out the same pollution that a factory is, or a coal based power plant is.

If and when the scale tips it won't be because someone drove their car instead of riding their bike, it will be because the people with the money and power to enact the necessary changes thought short term profits outweighed the risks of putting it off another year.



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