A newly appointed UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio implored those in his audience and the avowed activists of the Climate March to take action to ‘fight climate change.’
With all the urgency of his greatest roles in cinema, Frank Abegnale Jr. Leo DiCaprio delivered his exhortation to the globe:
Thank you, Mr Secretary General, your excellencies, ladies and gentleman, and distinguished guests. I’m honored to be here today, I stand before you not as an expert but as a concerned citizen, one of the 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York on Sunday, and the billions of others around the world who want to solve our climate crisis.
As an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems.
I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away.
Assuredly, DiCaprio includes as a part of humankind to be himself, his fellow actors, and politicians who have latched onto this decades-long “crisis,” but who have in the main exempted themselves from taking meaningful action about it themselves.
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