Harrison Ford Attacks The Rise Of 'Nationalism And Isolationism'

Damir Mujezinovic

While accepting a patron award for his work with Conservation International at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Patron of the Artists Awards Thursday, famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford attacked the "rise of nationalism and isolationism," Variety reports.

Harrison argued that the "conservation community has made great progress," but warned that "all that is under threat" because of politicians who don't believe in climate change.

"The tested science on which our work is based is being challenged, being denigrated by those who want to protect the status quo and obviate the changes that everyone knows have to be made to sustain human life."

The POTUS seems to have change his mind, at least to an extent, since he recently remarked that climate change is actually not a hoax, but added that he is unsure about it being man-made. But Donald Trump is not the only politician to openly deny climate change.

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is a far greater threat than Trump, according to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, since the far-right proponent of military dictatorship has vowed to open the lungs of the planet, Amazon, to widespread development.

Even though the humanity seems to be facing a monumental and existential threat, actor Harrison Ford remains hopeful. During the acceptance speech, Ford said that young people around the globe are committed to saving the planet. "They're curious, they're innovative, they're more educated than ever before, they're demanding solutions. They're going for it. They're all in. That gives me hope," Harrison Ford concluded.

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