Skip to comments.DiCaprio to polluters: go green now
Posted on 05/19/2007 5:46:16 PM PDT by melt
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Hollywood star and long-time environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has a message for the world: go green now, before it's too late.
As DiCaprio tells it in film documentary "The 11th Hour", launched on Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, people are living in the last minutes of the final hour before it may be too late to do anything about global warming.
"Global warming is a reality. It is happening," DiCaprio told reporters gathered for the movie's debut.
Last year "An Inconvenient Truth" explored the same environmental issue by telling of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's long and lonely campaign to educate people and politicians about the environmental issue.
"An Inconvenient Truth" became a global box office hit with about $50 million in worldwide ticket sales -- a huge sum for a non-fiction film -- and it also won an Oscar.
DiCaprio credits the movie for raising popular culture's concern about the issue, and said films often have a greater impact than scientific speeches or research papers because regular people actually watch, listen and learn in cinemas.
"In the last year, people are taking this issue more seriously than they ever have, and it's a direct result of affecting people's emotions in a cinematic format," he said.
David Orr, the chair of environmental studies at U.S. university Oberlin College put it differently: "Sooner or later, it is film, music or poetry that move people. It's a necessary step in forming political discussion."
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DiCaprio doesn't know it yet, but he'll probably die from lung cancer--- long before any of us die from the "Global Warming" he is causing.
“Shut up and act”
er better yet...
Just shut up.
The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.
It just feels like global warming after you were in the water with those ice bergs.
The ice bergs were fake. So is this "global crisis". Ten years from now, when humans are still here and there is talk about "the new ice age" just look back and remember when the world was warming.
Best to you,
It sure looks like it takes a lot of energy to run that joint.
So, exactly how did DiCaprio get himself and his entourage to France?
I want to the theater to watch Titanic with my wife. I broke out laughing when Leo sank to the bottom of the Atlantic!
BTW, I've heard that even John Edwards refers to Leo as a "Faggot." :0)
Global warming may be happening as a result of man’s actions, but probably man has very little to do with it. What we are witnessing, via global warming propaganda, is Matthew, Mark, Luke, John according to those who believe they are God.
To hell with Abortion, sodomy, commuism, etc, does your car get 50 mpg?
Ten minutes into the movie I said out loud, “Just Sink Already!”
Everyone is missing the bright side to this.
If the world ends soon, then we don’t have to listen to blathering actors passing themselves off as scientists.
C’mon, look on the bright side, people!
As I sit here shivering on this cold late-May evening, I’m wondering exactly where this assclown got his scientific degree. Must be the Ted Danson School of Environmental Studies (remember when Danson predicted some 20 years ago that we only had 10 years to save the Earth?).
Wow! Voracious carbon-eater.
Awww....we’ve had the “new ice age” scare already.
I bought it when it came out for my gf....Her, and my daughters favorite movie for a couple of years
I’ve never seen it
Despite his looney views, he was brilliant in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
Leo, how many airplane trips per year do you take? Just wondering.
Polluter to DiCaprio-———Bite me.
I like the non-Leo/Kate Winslet parts of the movie, especially some of the touching scenes as the ship is going down. The whole love triangle main story was idiotic.
I know, I am trying to recycle because I totally care about the environment like Sheryl Crow and the wife of that guy from "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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