America’s biggest problem right now is that “We’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.”
Well, at least it is if you believe that world-renowned expert Harrison Ford.
Ford was speaking at an environmental awards ceremony in Culver City, California, where he was fêted for his work as executive vice chair of Conservation International.
According to Hollywood Reporter:
“We face an unprecedented moment in this country. Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire,” Ford said during his acceptance speech of the Founders’ Award. “It’s that we’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.”
He went on to criticize those politicians who let “political or economic self-interest denigrate or belittle sound scientific understanding of the causes and effects of human pressure on the environment.”
Yeah, right. The problem with this speech is that every word is tosh, including all the “ands” and “buts.”
It would have been accurate during the Obama era when the administration was indeed chock full of activists – John Holdren; EPA administrators Lisa Jackson and Gina McCarthy; NASA GISS’s James Hansen – who believed science should very much take second place to progressive politics.
But thanks to Donald Trump, those days are over.
Ford’s speech got even more stupid later.
Read the rest at Breitbart.