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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 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic
one of 4 homes

They reportedly bought the sprawling, nearly 14,000 square-foot home for $12.65 million. I’m surprised that a house with such a hefty price tag has such a prominent garage in front.

hookedonhouses.net...


Harrison Ford net worth help him to maintained his own fleet of aircraft, which he himself pilots, off and from his 800-acre (3.2 km) ranch in Jackson. He has blended his passion for flying into social service by putting to use his flying toys for rescuing stranded people. In one such incident he rescued a woman hiker in his Bell 407 helicopter. Ford, who does not like peeping toms in his life and avoids interviews, however could not stop himself from divulging details about his mean machines, which keep him on the fast track. In one such interview discussing his “ride hard” spirit he told that he “has eight to nine motorbikes, four or five BMWs, a couple of Harleys, a couple of Hondas and a Triumph; plus I have sports touring bikes”, thanks to the huge Harrison Ford net worth.

www.bornrich.com...



Stop hoggin' all the carbon footing!
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Ford doesn't have a carbon foot to stand on.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: network dude

He should be smart enough to understand that the world has been going through different weather patterns for billions of years. Plus, like Lysergic said, what has Harrison done to help combat global warming?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: network dude

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



How do you post a picture???



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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11 years ago or so I felt similarly. "We aren't doing enough!" "We're destroying our planet!" "Humanity is disgusting! I hate myself!" "We're too stupid!" "I hate Bush! I hate this war!" On and on it went. But somewhere in hte past 11 years it changed. I just don't agree anymore with my former self. I'm not sure if it's because I'm apathetic or wiser.

I'm being honest too. I voted for the green party 2 or 3 times for president. Probably wasn't smart, but that's what I did. I don't agree anymore with that ideal. I'll probably still vote independent, but for someone else. And I'm far friendlier to the idea of voting for a republican or democrat.

I remember many years ago telling someone there was no way to stop the "greening" of government and economy. I told them "All our schools are teaching the kids about it. I grew up with this stuff and I graduated last century. It's grass roots in nature. You can't stop it! It's coming!" I think I was right. I'm not sure if it's good or bad. It just is.

Out of the ashes of the green movement will be people like myself. I support environmentally friendly business. We SHOULD expect anyone doing business with the US to follow the same environmental regulations we follow, especially if it's big. Otherwise, we're just offshoring our pollution. But I'm not an extremist and I realize things aren't going to be perfect and that's not a failure. Answers have to be practical ones.

I hope we go to other planets too. We should continue to push the boundaries and not put everybody on the same rock. We could try building small settlements on the moon, in orbit, or even on Mars or somewhere. I hope we realize all our dreams. But it will take us a long time to get somewhere, like it always has. It's not like in movies or fiction. I think it'll be thousands of years and there'll still be humans living here in some capacity. Some math shows we won't be traveling to others stars for yet another 200 to 300 years. And that's only math which model projects the energy available to our civilization. It doesn't tell us anyting else. It could take much longer if things go sour, but I"m not going to spend even a second worrying about when that might happen. Doom porn is a major probelm on ATS. Not surprisingly, when I was younger I was much more receptive to it. (While I still have fears and worries, they're more personal now.)

About the math:
www.technologyreview.com - Interstellar Travel Not Possible Before 2200AD, Suggests Study...
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posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

That's too bad too, I admired him in the early 80's and 90's.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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This is a funny story about "That awkward moment when you have to explain a Chinook to Leo DiCaprio" calgaryherald.com...

I lived in Calgary at one time and found the Chinook's to be quite the experience . Never freeked me out though lol Any way he says of the event " It was during that movie shoot that DiCaprio faced a “terrifying” moment. Here’s how he described it, as reported by Variety.com:

We were in Calgary and the locals were saying, ‘This has never happened in our province ever.’ We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come.

He was speaking to an industry audience at a Q&A for The Revenant. DiCaprio is currently working on a documentary about climate change, with a focus on weather patterns in 2015. He told the Q&A:

…it was scary. I’ve never experienced something so firsthand that was so dramatic. You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference. It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse."



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: network dude

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



That wasn't Fords fault -
Damn valet wasn't familiar with the millennium falcon controls.
So now they have to play the 17th hole twice, no biggie.
Insurance will cover the rest.

Per "climate change" 30 years ago it was a new Ice Age was coming, then it became global warming, now it's the catch-all of Climate Change. Duh. It's what climate does, it's what nature does.
The OP is correct - we know next to nothing about what really controls the climate.
It's just another selling technique to get everyone on board about de-industrialization, losing your job for a good cause and "saving the planet" for our children's children.
Yay!
The UN?
Maurice Strong?
They have what to do with this?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Probably too caught up in his poonani posse to actually ever have to think.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Perfect... Just how I figured he'd be. Good on you for being a gentleman though. Are you from the South originally?



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Not just that, but as we live, our bodies will adapt. It's not like it'll suddenly be 180° tomorrow when we wake up.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Such hypocrisy from Hollywood stars makes me want to sing Irresponsible Hate Anthem every time.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

No, you should ignore Ford because it's common sense that nothing you or I do will combat global warming, and nobody is going to die or get hurt. Although Bernie Sanders blames global warming for ISIS. I guess that's a refresher from hearing the blame laid at the feet of Bush.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: Xcalibur254

No, you should ignore Ford because it's common sense that nothing you or I do will combat global warming, and nobody is going to die or get hurt. Although Bernie Sanders blames global warming for ISIS. I guess that's a refresher from hearing the blame laid at the feet of Bush.


Actually, I think they said AGW was Bush's fault. Just sayin.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Hell I wouldn't even mind if they supported it and put their life into believing in it. What gets me is how they want to force everyone else to follow their lead whether we believe in it or not because I'll be honest, I don't give half a crap about climate change and since they want me to drive an obama car to help fight it, I'll do just the opposite and buy a truck with a V8 every time. Everybody who's anybody knows that the climate changes and has been in a similar pattern since the Earth was created.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: Asktheanimals

That feeling when you realize, you weren't born with enough middle fingers.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: IAMTAT

Perfect... Just how I figured he'd be. Good on you for being a gentleman though. Are you from the South originally?


No. Just raised to be courteous to others.



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: Xcalibur254

No, you should ignore Ford because it's common sense that nothing you or I do will combat global warming, and nobody is going to die or get hurt. Although Bernie Sanders blames global warming for ISIS. I guess that's a refresher from hearing the blame laid at the feet of Bush.


Actually, I think they said AGW was Bush's fault. Just sayin.


Shoot man, I guess you're right, it all leads back to him anyways don't it...



posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: IAMTAT

Perfect... Just how I figured he'd be. Good on you for being a gentleman though. Are you from the South originally?


No. Just raised to be courteous to others.


Kudos to your parents, I was raised the same way. I hear that's hard to find in most places, even in the South now-a-days...




posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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Harrison Ford is a good man. When you have a position of power and a voice through the media, you should take a stand for what you believe in.

Let us not forget that almost every scientist in the world has come to the conclusion through studying the data, that man is causing global warming at an accelerated rate, irregardless of any natural cycle we may be going through.

Also, if you lived in Vegas over the summer, you wouldn't be saying things like, a little warming never hurt anyone. LOL Wow.

Also, I saw someone post that you don't just wake up and it's 180 degrees...but that's not quite right.. The Heat index in IRAN, I believe it was, was up to 164 degrees last summer, people died and were hospitalized.

Now is the time to take action. (I don't say this because I want a damn carbon tax-so please don't reply with that nonsense)

You say there is a debate? Then follow the money...follow the money right back to the big fossil fuel companies that run this planet. There's your debate.



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