DiCaprio Makes Eye Contact With Polar Bear In New Global Warming Doc [VIDEO]
The new trailer for actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s global warming documentary includes cameos by eco-celebrities, world leaders, and polar bears.
The actor’s new climate change documentary, “Before The Flood,” shows the Oscar winner jet-setting around the world, watching glaciers from helicopters, and convening with President Barack Obama and Elon Musk, who is committed to destroying the fossil fuel industry.
“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today, and it must be a top issue for voters this election day,” DiCaprio told reporters Tuesday.
The “Wolf of Wall Street” actor collaborated with director and fellow Hollywood actor Fisher Stevens to make the documentary, which essentially lays out in paint-by-numbers detail DiCaprio’s own vision of how to fight so-called man-made global warming.
“Fisher and I set out to make a film that not only educates people about the challenges we face if we fail to act, but one which also shows the solutions we can implement if we can find the political will to do so,” DiCaprio said.
He added: “We need leaders not only in the United States, but across the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the courage to take a stand for our planet. Bringing this film to college campuses is a key component to engaging young voters to hold our leaders accountable.”
The documentary is just one more charitable contribution the actor and part-time environmental activists has managed to give to the anti-fossil fuel movement, and the world. DiCaprio has been on a bit of a kick lately, publicly airing seething criticisms at the fossil fuel industry.
The actor told a crowd in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year that the only way to solve global warming is to keep fossil fuels in the ground, thus echoing a comment President Barack Obama made in 2015 when he told reporters that keeping Earth safe requires “keeping some fossil fuels in the ground.”
“Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong,” DiCaprio said at the time, accepting a congratulatory award for his environmentalism. “Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.”
His actions sometimes don’t line up with his words – take, for instance, that one time when “The Revenant” actor expanded his enormous carbon footprint during an 8,000-mile flight from Cannes to New York City to secure an award by a clean-water advocacy group at the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball. The hard-working actor then flew back to France a day later to attend an AIDS benefit gala.
“The Revenant” actor burned more than 17,000 gallons of jet fuel during the trip, which, according to the Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculator, equals approximately 169,400 lbs. of coal burned, or about 90 tons of coal.
“Before the Flood” will open in limited release on Oct. 21 and will air globally on the National Geographic Channel on Oct 30.
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