Leonardo DiCaprio has been talking about the eco system for a number of years, so it’s not a surprise that he’s lending his voice to a documentary about a “carbon monster.”
The short simply called Carbon talks about the climate change, and the trillions of dollars that we are wasting on fossil fuels.
Referring to the fossil fuel as “an ancient menace,” DiCaprio goes on to say that “black oil, coal and gas” is the reason behind our drastic climate change. “We need to keep this carbon in the ground,” said DiCaprio in the 8-minute short.
This “carbon monster” is something that climate scientists say is the cause for “catastrophic surges in the earth’s surface temperature.”
DiCaprio goes on to drive the message home to anyone that clicks the YouTube video:
“If national governments won’t take action, your community can. We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future.”
DiCaprio’s contribution is just one of several mini-documentaries that are taking place to create an awareness about our world. The series, which will feature three mini documentaries is called Green World Rising, and will be released within the coming weeks.
As we stated, Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to providing support to raising awareness for the environment. In the past the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation has raised $7 million to conserve the ocean, and a recent gala raised over $25 million.
The gala which happened on July 23, held a live auction with items signed by Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and DiCaprio himself. The event saw Bono take to the stage with Julian Lennon in a cover of “Stand By Me.” After the performance Bono auctioned off his personal guitar for the tune of $1 million. The highest bid was for a Damien Hirst sculpture which was sold for $6 million.
It was a star studded event with names like Jared Leto, Marion Cotillard, Robin Thicke, Joan Collins, Petra Nemcova, and others in attendance.
To wrap up the auction Robin Thicke ended with a performance.
As for continuing to spread the word, DiCaprio uses his Twitter to do just that. His last tweet was about the Green World Rising Summit.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) August 20, 2014
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