Leonardo DiCaprio is in Tokyo promoting the premiere of his Western-themed film The Revenant in Japan. When speaking to the Japanese press conference, DiCaprio took the opportunity to launch another scathing attack directed towards Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz regarding their stands on climate change.
The Oscar winner and environmentalist said “We’ve been travelling around the world documenting climate change,” adding: “We should not have a candidate who doesn’t believe in modern science to be leading our country,” AFP News reported.
“Climate change is one of the most concerning issues facing all humanity and the United States needs to do its part.”
DiCaprio said that his role in the movie, The Revenant, filmed under extreme winter conditions in Canada and Argentina was “a turning point” for him as he noticed just how much nature has changed over the last few decades. “I look back on this time period with great reflection and great concern as well,” DiCaprio added.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been very vocal with regard to his stand on climate change. During the 2016 Oscar ceremony, the actor expressed his appreciation and concern for the environment.
“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.”
On the other hand, U.S. leading presidential candidates for the Republican Party Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been quoted expressing their skeptical views on climate change campaigns. Ted Cruz believes that climate change is nothing more than a “pseudo-scientific theory,” while Trump was quoted earlier this week saying that he was “not a big believer in man-made climate change.”
Therefore, it would appear that while Leonardo Dicaprio did not mention any names in Japan with regard to what some of the current presidential candidates think of the campaign against climate change, he could have been targeting Trump and Cruz, who have expressly dismissed the fight against climate change.
As reported by the Inquisitr earlier this week, Leonardo DiCaprio has continued with his push for climate change after donating $1 million via the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation towards ocean conservation. However, while The Wolf of Wall Street actor may be appealing to fellow environmental activists, his recent comments have not gone without receiving their fair share of criticism.
The Inquisitr reported last week about Stacey Dash’s (The Exes and Outnumbered) attack on Leonardo DiCaprio when she publicly accused the second-time Globe Awards winner of “being chicken little” via her Twitter account. Interestingly, Dash seems to share similar sentiments with Trump, who has been very critical of the current U.S. immigration laws.
“There are people 10 miles from Leo starving, stuck on entitlement. Twenty-first century NAZIS to deal with and North Koreans playing with nukes,” she wrote. She also said that combating global warming pandemic would cost more money than “Securing our Borders.”
Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant movie has received recognition in virtually all corners of the world. The actor recently received a homemade “Oscar” award from Russia for portraying the role of the fur trapper, Hugh Glass, in the survival American drama, as reported by the Inquisitr.
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the leading proponents of the fight against climate change. While some people believe that global warming is nothing more than a delusion, recent scientific findings could offer a bit more of proof that DiCaprio and the rest of the climate change activists may be right after all. The Inquisitr recently ran a story which suggested that a catastrophic climate shift was just decades away as compared to the initial predictions, which implied that we had a couple of centuries to go.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s recent climate change comments are translated as an attack directed towards Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz along with other global leaders that tend to dismiss climate change. So do you think that DiCaprio is right or do Trump and Cruz offer a more sound opinion on climate change?
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