Activists slam Harrison Ford
The Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford has been slammed by environmental activists after he revealed the extent of his love for piloting. The Hollywood actor remarked that he often...entertainment Updated: Feb 25, 2010 19:25 IST
The Indiana Jones star began flying when he was 52 and after gaining his licence, he went on to buy several aircraft, which he keeps at Santa Monica Airport in California, reports the Daily Star.
He recently revealed in an interview the extent of his love for piloting, telling Live magazine, "Learning to fly is a work of art. I''m so passionate about flying I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger. Flying is like good music; it elevates the spirit and it''s an exhilarating freedom."
However, the 67-year-old has been slammed by environmental activists over the comments.
And Dr. Wendy Buckley, director of the website Carbonfootprint.com, has urged Ford to set an environmental example and cut back on his flying.
"Flying is a huge source of carbon emissions and making unnecessary journeys by plane can no longer be seen as responsible to our environment,” she said.
"Stars like Harrison Ford need to embrace the huge opportunity to lead by example in the battle against climate change - reduce their overall lifestyle carbon footprint and carbon offset those unavoidable emissions," she added.