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Spotted: Harrison Ford in Dubai ahead of stark climate change warning

Film star and campaigner speaks with UAE environment minister and UN assembly president at World Government Summit

Harrison Ford speaks to the United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Harrison Ford speaks to the United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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Film star Harrison Ford arrived at the World Government Summit ahead of a speech in which he will warn of the dire consequences of failing to act on climate change.

The 76-year-old star made the headlines at the weekend when he released a video telling viewers that the world's leaders are running out of time to act.

“Fresh water shortages, higher greenhouse gas emissions, unprecedented fires, worldwide destruction. Is this the world we want?" he said in the video.

Ford wandered the halls of the Madinat Jumeirah complex and was spotted speaking to Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment on Monday morning.

He also spoke to United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa, who addressed the summit on Sunday.

He is expected to deliver his speech titled 'An urgent call to action on climate change' on Tuesday.

Harrison Ford speaks to the Emirati environment minister Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, left, and another official at the summit on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Harrison Ford speaks to the Emirati environment minister Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, left, and another official at the summit on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The actor, whose films have made more money at the box office than any other actor to date, has a long track record of environmental activism and has attacked climate change deniers.

Updated: February 11, 2019 01:40 PM

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