Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Attention To Climate Change

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at the United Nations Climate Summit Tuesday morning and urged world leaders to take action and save our planet.

“As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way.  My friends, this body — perhaps more than any other gathering in human history — now faces that difficult task. You can make history… or be vilified by it.”

He pointed out that now is the moment to do something and protect the future of our world.

‘’This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and water, and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation – if, admittedly, a daunting one… We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species. This is the most urgent of times, and the most urgent of messages.  Honored delegates, leaders of the world, I pretend for a living.’’

DiCaprio was recently appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  Both Ban and DiCaprio participated in Sunday’s People’s Climate March in New York City.

In a similar manner, actress Emma Watson addressed the UN on Saturday to bring attention to the issue of gender equality.


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