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DiCaprio to polluters: go green now
scotsman.com ^ | 5/20/07 | Bob Tourtellotte

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dicaprio; doasisaynotasido; doomed; ecofascism; envirowackos; globalwarming; hypocrisy; inconvenientlies; limousineliberals; polluters; shutupandact

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.

1 posted on 05/19/2007 5:46:19 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

“Shut up and act”
er better yet...
Just shut up.


2 posted on 05/19/2007 5:47:31 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: xcamel

The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.


3 posted on 05/19/2007 5:48:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: melt
Dear Leo -

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,

Volunteer

4 posted on 05/19/2007 5:50:07 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: melt
Dang, I just Google Mapped DiCaprio's mansion.

It sure looks like it takes a lot of energy to run that joint.

5 posted on 05/19/2007 5:50:13 PM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: melt

So, exactly how did DiCaprio get himself and his entourage to France?


6 posted on 05/19/2007 5:50:55 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: dfwgator
The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.

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)

7 posted on 05/19/2007 5:52:12 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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To: melt

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?


8 posted on 05/19/2007 5:52:43 PM PDT by kbeam
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To: Cowboy Bob

Ten minutes into the movie I said out loud, “Just Sink Already!”


9 posted on 05/19/2007 5:52:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: melt

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!


10 posted on 05/19/2007 5:54:02 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: melt

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?).


11 posted on 05/19/2007 5:54:28 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: dirtboy

Wow! Voracious carbon-eater.

12 posted on 05/19/2007 5:56:46 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Volunteer

Awww....we’ve had the “new ice age” scare already.


13 posted on 05/19/2007 5:58:41 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: dfwgator

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


14 posted on 05/19/2007 6:00:06 PM PDT by digger48
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To: dfwgator

Despite his looney views, he was brilliant in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”


15 posted on 05/19/2007 6:01:39 PM PDT by Inkie (Attn Dems: Loose Lips Sink Ships -- but hey, I guess that's your goal))
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To: melt

Leo, how many airplane trips per year do you take? Just wondering.


16 posted on 05/19/2007 6:07:57 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT native in exile in NC - we have moonbats here in Dixie, too)
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To: melt

Polluter to DiCaprio-———Bite me.


17 posted on 05/19/2007 6:09:09 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred. John Bolton for VP.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


18 posted on 05/19/2007 6:09:44 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun (CT native in exile in NC - we have moonbats here in Dixie, too)
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To: Overtaxed
"Awww....we’ve had the “new ice age” scare already."

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."

19 posted on 05/19/2007 6:14:44 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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Not to nitpick, FRiends, but you all have been misspelling his name.
It's Leonardo Dicrapio.
20 posted on 05/19/2007 6:22:39 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: melt
As a regular citizen to Leo DiCaprio. I don't see your films. I don't see your TV shows. I don't respect you as an actor or as a person so why should I respect your judgment as a scientist(which you are not).
With the little respect you deserve, may I say,...EFF-OFF!

And have a nice day.

21 posted on 05/19/2007 6:23:30 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are striving for parity.)
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To: RandallFlagg
LOL! But shouldn't it also be Leonerdo?
22 posted on 05/19/2007 6:37:54 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Gideon Reader
As a regular citizen to Leo DiCaprio. I don't see your films. I don't see your TV shows.

My rewrite that Leo should like more:
As a regular citizen to Leo DiCap. I don't burn gas to go see your films. I don't use electricity to watch your TV shows.

23 posted on 05/19/2007 6:38:59 PM PDT by feedback doctor (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me)
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To: melt

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.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4499562022478442170


24 posted on 05/19/2007 6:42:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Gideon Reader

You forgot the part about “since he doesn’t think this important enough for him to change his lavish, environmentally-friendless existance, why should I?” part.


25 posted on 05/19/2007 6:51:30 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: dfwgator

You were like me

I did see Titanic when first came out in theatre I was yelling Drown Leo drown you sucks


26 posted on 05/19/2007 6:54:15 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: melt

DiCapitated’s qualifications to speak on scientific issues are what, exactly?


27 posted on 05/19/2007 6:58:00 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: melt

Hmmmm....anyone see any solar panels for that monstrosity? He says he has them....


28 posted on 05/19/2007 7:41:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: melt

And didn’t Leonardo DiCaprio play the part of noted perv and fraudulent “sex researcher” Kinsey? Some kind of crockumentary to promote the myth that his “findings” were something other than the projections of, and rationalizations for, his own perv inclinations.


29 posted on 05/19/2007 7:47:27 PM PDT by omnivore
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To: george76
"...the 47th coolest April in 113 years."

That line reminded me of Frank Gallop's "The Ballad Of Irving":

The Ballad of Irving
Frank Gallop

He was short and fat, and rode out of the West
With a Mogen David on his silver vest.
He was mean and nasty right clear through,
Which was kinda weird, 'cause he was yellow too.

They called him Irving.
Big Irving.
Big, short Irving.
Big, short, fat Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.


30 posted on 05/19/2007 7:58:54 PM PDT by omnivore
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To: melt

Polluters to DiCaprio: Go away now.


31 posted on 05/19/2007 8:00:41 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: melt

But....but....he drives a hybrid!!!!!!


32 posted on 05/19/2007 8:55:51 PM PDT by jess35
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To: xcamel

(me to Leo concerning my energy consumption and my polluting hot rod rocket’s keys)

“I’ll never let go, I promise”.

screw you Leo...


33 posted on 05/19/2007 11:37:51 PM PDT by Schwaeky (Just say NO to Union Food (Kroger, etc) and say yes to Home Delivery..)
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To: melt

Leo, I like your movies but shut up! Maybe all the cars can run on all the smoke you and Al Gore are blowing.


34 posted on 05/20/2007 9:34:27 PM PDT by streetcopper
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To: melt

Rich to Leo: Go ugly early.


35 posted on 05/20/2007 9:36:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: melt
So park your private jet you *ss and stop trying to tell everyone else how to live.
36 posted on 05/20/2007 9:37:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: melt

Don’t you just love hypocrites?!


37 posted on 05/20/2007 9:39:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: dfwgator

“The only good scene Leo ever did was when he drowned in Titanic.”

When I saw that in the theater half the audience actually applauded when that happened.


38 posted on 05/20/2007 9:40:21 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (You "abort" bad missile launches and carrier landings. Not babies.)
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To: Laptop_Ron
You forgot the part about “since he doesn’t think this important enough for him to change his lavish, environmentally-friendless existance, why should I?” part.

I'll take him seriously when he moves into a double-wide.

39 posted on 05/20/2007 9:41:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BigCinBigD

Leo is upset over being called out on his hypocrisy:

Leonardo DiCaprio hit back at charges of hypocrisy Saturday as he unveiled an eco-documentary he wrote, produced and narrated at the Cannes film festival.
Asked after the premiere of “The 11th Hour” whether he had taken a fuel-guzzling jet on his way to the French Riviera, the “Titanic” star spat back sarcastically: “No, I took a train across the Atlantic.”

When the British journalist followed up, saying that many stars used emission-heavy private jets while touting environmental protection, a testy DiCaprio countered that he had taken a commercial flight from New York.

“I try to travel commercial as much as I can,” he said.

DiCaprio later came back to the reporter, saying that he was irritated with the media for going after prominent environmentalists such as former US vice president Al Gore (whose own film on global warming “An Inconvenient Truth” picked up an Oscar this year) for supposed inconsistency in their private lives.

“We’re all trying the best we can, truly, we really are,” he said.

“Attacks on Al Gore for example I think are misdirected. Don’t shoot the messenger, you know what I’m saying? If you’re going to attack somebody on the way they conduct their life, let’s talk about the big picture, let’s see what big oil companies are doing.

“This person is truly trying to relay a message to the public and the way he travels and the way he leads his life should not be splayed out like that.”


40 posted on 05/21/2007 7:32:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
“We’re all trying the best we can, truly, we really are,” he said.

No Leo, if you were really doing the best you could, you wouldn't have even have had to fly to France, you could have stayed at home, and simply gave your little speech via satellite.

41 posted on 05/21/2007 7:36:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: melt

Rest of the world to DeCaprio:

You’re 32. Ain’t it about time you went through puberty?


42 posted on 05/21/2007 7:36:57 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson in 2008: It can be morning in America, again.)
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To: melt
"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.

I wonder how many private jets were sitting on the tarmac at Cannes while this idiot was pontificating.

43 posted on 05/21/2007 7:38:45 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: dfwgator
One of Leonardo "we are all trying the best we can" DiCaprio's homes.

“We’re all trying the best we can, truly, we really are,” he said.

No, Leo, when you live in this, that is trying:

Until then, shut the hell up!

44 posted on 05/21/2007 9:23:29 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Little Leo is no different than any other Hollywood elite.

Buy my product, live as I tell you, but don’t bring up the fact my ‘carbon footprint’ equals a small city each and every day of my elite life.


45 posted on 05/21/2007 9:27:42 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: melt; All

How much carbon used to fly all these pomposities to Cannes and back?


46 posted on 05/21/2007 10:20:26 AM PDT by aculeus
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