‘I’m so passionate about flying, I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) “Star Wars” fans had better hope the Millennium Falcon, which once made the Kessel Run in approximately 12 parsecs, wasn’t running on fossil fuels.
If so, you can count out Han Solo.
Actor Harrison Ford took the stage at the World Government Summit in Dubai Monday to offer his policy musings.
His message? That climate change is humanity’s greatest threat, and that progress is being impeded by those who won’t commit doing what’s right.
“We are faced with what I believe is the greatest moral crisis of our time,” said Ford, mustering the gravitas of his four-decade silver-screen career.
The “Star Wars” actor also blasted the Trump administration—with the President Trump cast in the mold of Darth Vader—in a pre-speech interview with CNN.
The administration, he said, is “bent on dismantling all of the gains we’ve made in the protection of the environment, in human health.”
But as critics of celebrity climate-change holy-rollers often observe, Ford has a terrible record of practicing what he preaches.
The actor, whose net worth is an estimated $230 million, is an avid private air traveler.
He once boasted in an interview that, “I’m so passionate about flying, I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger.”
In June 2015, Ford was spotted in London disembarking from his massive private jet.
According to the Institute for Policy Studies, a single private jet trip contributes more greenhouse gases than the average American does in an entire year.
Ford took his private jet to celebrate fellow “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill’s Hollywood Star on the city’s touristy “Walk of Fame” last year.
And he even bragged about his collection of private airplanes and gas-guzzling hot-rod cars in another 2018 interview.
But in Dubai, Ford also lamented how people all over the Western world are fighting back against elitist and governmental efforts to impose vast economic and political climate diktats on their own populations.
“They are on the wrong side of history,” Ford said.