The Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, best known for his roles in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, where he battled Darth Vader and Nazis respectively, has his sights set on a new tyrannical villain; Donald Trump.

Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the 76-year-old star called out the president for 'denying or denigrating science' and pleaded for people to protect the world's oceans.

Ford didn't directly use Trump's name in his speech, but it didn't take a genius to realise who his comments were aimed at.

Around the world, elements of leadership — including in my own country — to preserve their state and the status quo, deny or denigrate science.

They are on the wrong side of history.

We are faced [with] what I believe is the greatest moral crisis of our time.

That those least responsible for nature's destruction will suffer the greatest consequences.

We need nature now more than ever because nature doesn't need people, people need nature.

In an interview with CNN before his speech, Ford added that governments around the planet were not doing enough to fight climate change.

I don't know what the answer to it is, but the start of the answer is to elect people who believe in science.

This current government is bent on dismantling all of the gains we've made in the protection of the environment, in human health.

This comes just days after Ford appeared in a powerful video on climate change warning of the apocalyptic consequences it could bring.

Trump's denial of climate change has been well documented, with the president, as recently as Sunday, discrediting global warming in a misguided tweet.

The president has also taken to criticising the Green New Deal that has recently been proposed by Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

HT The Hill

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