Leonardo DiCaprio laments inaction in addressing climate change

Published: Oct 01, 2019, 07:52 IST | Agencies

At the Global Citizen Festival, DiCaprio condemned politicians who "have failed to live up to the promises" of the Paris agreement

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been actively campaigning against climate change, recently slammed world leaders for not fulfilling their promises. At the Global Citizen Festival, DiCaprio condemned politicians who "have failed to live up to the promises" of the Paris Agreement, along with those who have responded to the recent Global Climate Strike by criticising its leader, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, as per reports.

"Last Friday, young people led the world in strike. Millions of individuals did more than simply walk out of their schools and places of employment. They took a stand. They set an example of true leadership that our planet so desperately needs. These young people have said clearly, definitively and without fear, that the time for inaction is over. Yet, surprisingly, some have reacted to this movement with negative talking points; individuals that seem to care more about profit and their own self-interests than about your future. Climate youth movement is more important and crucial [now] than at any time in human history," he said.

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