Skip to comments.Humans face extinction claims star (Leonardo Di Caprio)
Posted on 05/19/2007 3:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio sent out a message about global warming at the Cannes Film Festival.
The heartthrob has made a film, the 11th Hour, warning that human beings face extinction as a result of the environmental crisis.
At a press conference in the South of France following the screening, The Blood Diamond actor, 32, attacked US President George Bush, saying: "It's very simple. He's done very little for the environmental movement."
The Titanic star's latest film, which he narrates, follows another environmental warming documentary by former US Presidential candidate Al Gore, shown at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
DiCaprio defended Gore from criticism over the amount of energy he has been reportedly using to jet around the world and to run his home.
"Don't shoot the messenger", he said. "This person is trying to relay a message to the public and the way that he travels should not be splayed out like that."
DiCaprio said it should be oil companies that came under scrutiny and that the Government should make systematic change.
The US star said he took steps in his own life to reduce global warming, telling the famous film festival: "I do try to live my life in a green manner. I have installed solar panels in my house and the car that I drive is a hybrid one.
"But it's more about the day-to-day things, being conscious about being a consumer, about looking to endorse green technology. People ask, 'what can a hybrid car do?' It's not about that. It's about being a consumer, the choices you make everyday."
Hey you brainiac, DeCraprio....the gov’t profits MORE off of gasoline sales than the oil companies! And, it’s just the “middleman.”
The whole planet faces extinction in less then five billion years unless Vega smashes head on in fifty million years.
Leonardo Dicaprio is an idiot. There, I said it and I feel better for having said it.
The average person sees these "spokesmen" flying here and there and traveling in their SUVs. Most people I know think these actors are nothing but dimwitted hypocrites.
Leo is an idiot.
It takes a certain level of brain function just to maintain a heartbeat ...
I often wonder why these folks don’t just drop over dead because they had too few synapses firing to keep breathing.
In that case, Leonardo, send all of your money to the following address.....
I think it is a requirement to show ones’ self an idiot once the photodudes are all over you. I really appreciate the hollywood ones who go private and only show up in really good movies.
He’s a celebrity. He must know what he’s talking about.
Decaprio endangered millions of innocent creatures when he and his film crew devastated a Thai beach.
He should move to France.
Leonardo Di Crappio
Poor Leo forgot Abe Lincoln’s advice:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
If humans, who caused the global warming problem, go extinct, wouldn’t that fix the problem?
They only do this for the publicity, folks. Getting their names in the papers is everything. Some take it seriously, but most are just playing the game.
How else will he get his name in print? He’d, like, have to do something remarkable.
Hollyweird restatement of the classic, "Some animals are more equal than others" philosophy.
I agree. One of the talk shows I listen to is Laura Ingraham who lets me know which entertainer has completely gone off the deep end, then I’m finished with that one. The moderately whacked ones are left untouched as most of ‘em are whacked to some degree.
I’m glad he made a movie. Now in years to come we can all point and laugh and he can’t deny it.
OK Leo, how about you? Is flying back and forth across the Atlantic ocean in a private jet just to view a few films, doing your part for global warming?
You know in Titanic when Leo’s character died and slipped beneath the water, I couldn’t help but smile a little bit.
But alas it was only make believe...
I’m sorry, I keep forgetting . . . now what university did Leo DiCaprio get his Ph.D in science from and where did he actually work in the field as a scientist? I just keep forgetting with all these actors and actresses that are an authority. There are so many. Oh yeah, Leo does not have any experience whatsoever in this field. Silly me. They sound so official :-). They do have experience however in fiction and it shows in all their films and comments.
Absent something happening on a planetary scale, (asteroid impact, multiple megavolcanos erupting simultaneously, lethal global epidemic), he is basically full of it.
Nothing man can do can wipe man off the planet, we’re just too darn spread out, plus, some of the time, we’re pretty smart.
Heck, I can’t even keep the ants outa my kitchen, and this jerk is blathering on...
Exaggerate much Leo??
What a loon.
If he really wanted to help he would take lots of his own money (how much does he really need to live on? $200K is plenty for him to live on, so everything above that amount would probably be about right). He should donate that money to average people who cannot afford to buy hybrid cars and install solar panels. Then they too can be *green* and Leo can feel good about himself!!
Oh really I thought we were all going to live forever
[Isa. 11:6, 8-9].
A modest proposal: Why would any self-respecting evolutionist care about global warming? Life, after all, is a random chance occurrence and it’s survival of the fittest. Who is Leonardo to step in and try to influence te course of natural selection? I mean really, what if, say 5 billion years ago, a life species had stepped in and tried to save an inferior life form from itself? We might not be here today! Stop the hand wringing and let nature take its course.
“alot of the rock groups that I like expunge liberal crap.”
If they would only expunge it rather than espouse it.
Was that Lincoln? I thought it was Ben Franklin.
I’m betting there are a lot more FReepers with advanced degrees than actors in Hollywood. I have one, and I’m thinking there are probably thousands here, would you agree?
There is a point where we will face extinction - when CO2 levels get up to the 5,000 ppm range. CO2 asphyxiation starts to set in at that level.
Fortunately, we will not reach that level for another 3,000 years at current rates of increase. I imagine long before then, we will have run out of coal and oil as well.
But don’t tell Leo, he won’t understand it and he will cry.
I'm literally finished with them all. I've given up on even the most rational ones, like James Woods and Tom Selleck.
IMHO it takes a certain disconnect from reality to want to be an actor in the first place. When one becomes successful at becoming someone else, all contact with reality ceases. Thus all the idiotic, self-serving, and, let's not forget, hypocritical blather from Hollyweird.
It's a real shame that our news media is now more about ratings and entertainment or propaganda. It's dominated with stories about these reality-impaired nincompoops, leaving facts, commentary, and dialog on the issues to the minute-and-fifteen "he said, she said" treatment.
Thank the Lord for the 'net and FR.
Right — and if the islamonutzies have their way, you’ll be Leo Decapitato long before then...
Lincoln gets credit most of the time. Franklin may very well have said it.
Lincoln also gets credit for saying “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That fellow from Nazareth doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere.
“If humans, who caused the global warming problem, go extinct, wouldnt that fix the problem?”
EXACTLY RIGHT! Then God won’t have to put up with our whining any more, the animals will live in peace, and just maybe the buffalo will replenish the plains someday.
He can save humanity by blasting off for mars permanently.
Leonardo DiCaprio a heartthrob? That girlie man?
This is nothing. Human beings bah! A really important species is going to go extinct.
Climate changes said harm sunflowers
The average temperature in April 2007 was 51.7 F.
This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 47th coolest April in 113 years.
He’s a Turd!