Monday, February 29, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Oscars Speech to Call for Climate Action

Leonardo DiCaprio holds Oscar (Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Click to Enlarge.
Leonardo DiCaprio had a message for Oscar viewers Sunday night:  climate change is real, and we need to act on it now.

DiCaprio won the award for Best Actor for his role as a frontiersman in The Revenant — his sixth time nominated for an Oscar and first time winning.  DiCaprio used the second half of his speech — after the usual thanks — to call attention to climate change.

“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history — our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow,” he said.  “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.”

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