A-list anti-climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio lashed out at climate change “deniers” in his speech to the exclusive Global Citizen Festival in New York City over the weekend, despite evidence that the Hollywood star seems reticent to curb his own carbon consumption in the name of saving the planet.
DiCaprio joined musician Adam Lambert, actor Hugh Jackman, and a host of glitterati at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, which aims to cement a national commitment to “sustainability,” “end extreme poverty by 2030 and achieve the sustainable goals set forth by the United Nations,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor did not mince words, accusing President Donald Trump of having “failed to live up to the promises” of the Paris Climate Accords, and praising 16-year-old climate change phenom Greta Thunberg....
“Last Friday, young people led the world in strike. Millions of individuals did more than simply walk out of their schools and places of employment. They took a stand. They set an example of true leadership that our planet so desperately needs. These young people have said clearly, definitively and without fear, that the time for inaction is over,” DiCaprio said. “Yet, surprisingly, some have reacted to this movement with insulting tweets and negative talking points — individuals that seem to care more about profit and their own self-interests than about your own future. But we know that the climate youth movement is more important and crucial than at any time in human history.”