Climate change activist and environmental crusader Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly took six private jet flights in the April-May 2014 time frame.
The superstar Hollywood actor spent about $230,000 on these trips that occurred from April 17 through May 31, according to a Wikileaks hack of Sony emails.
Enlarging his carbon footprint signficantly, Leo took two New York to Los Angeles roundtrips to attend meetings, and one L.A. to Vegas roundtrip during that time, according to Radar Online, which added that “DiCaprio has said he is ‘not an expert’ on climate change, and his lifestyle has drawn criticism in the past.”
A few months later, the United Nations named him a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. “Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon explained. “I am pleased he has chosen to add his voice to U.N. efforts to raise awareness of the urgency and benefits of acting now to combat climate change.”
During the same week in September 2014, DiCaprio received a Clinton Global Initiative Award for his work in protecting the environment, participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City, and delivered a speech at the U.N. Climate Change Summit.
“He’s a high-profile advocate of environmental causes, believes the world must act now to combat the effects of global climate change and is producing documentaries about endangered species. But accusations of hypocrisy have also dogged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, 40, with detractors accusing him of not practicing what he preaches,” the Daily Mail observed.
The model-loving Wolf of Wall Street star has also announced plans to build an eco-resort on a small, uninhabited island near Belize. DiCaprio’s production company is also teaming up with Netflix to film a green documentary series, focusing on environmental conservation.
Over New Year’s, he supposedly rented a luxury yacht at $410,000 per week to cruise the Caribbean
Golden Globe winner DiCaprio, who may or may not be dating singer Rihanna, has narrated four videos about the climate crisis that are posted on the Green World Rising website, which is funded by his own foundation. The website suggests that each of us “lead by example in reducing our own ‘carbon footprints’ at home, at work, and at school.”
Do you think that Leonardo DiCaprio’s lifestyle is consistent with his committed climate change and global warming activism?
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