DiCaprio calls for climate action in Oscar speech



  • In his acceptance speech for Best Actor at last night’s Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio made a case for taking action to address climate change.
  • Since rising to fame in the late 1980s, DiCaprio has been an outspoken supporter of environmental causes.
  • His foundation has given away tens of millions of dollars to organizations working to protect forests, oceans, wildlife, and indigenous peoples.
In his acceptance speech for Best Actor at last night’s Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio made a case for taking action to address climate change.“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history,” said DiCaprio. “Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow.”“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” the actor continued. “We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this.”

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Courtesy of the Academy Awards.

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Courtesy of the Academy Awards.

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Courtesy of the Academy Awards.

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Courtesy of the Academy Awards.

“For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.”

Since rising to fame in the late 1980s, DiCaprio has been an outspoken supporter of environmental causes. In recent years, he’s used award shows and other events to highlight climate change, species extinction, deforestation, and threats against indigenous peoples. His foundation has given away tens of millions of dollars to organizations working to protect forests, oceans, wildlife, and indigenous peoples.




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