“Science is being denigrated,” he said. “Science is being ridiculed by people in ideological campgrounds. They are refusing the wisdom, the discipline of science in favor of a political point of view and that has to stop.”
Ford also applauded younger people, such as climate activist Greta Thunberg, for their leadership on the issue.
“I consider the threat of the natural world as the single biggest threat to humanity,” he said.