DiCaprio: Climate Change ‘Is The Most Urgent Threat Facing Our Entire Species’ [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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During his Sunday night Oscars acceptance speech, “The Revenant” star Leonardo DiCaprio warned the world that climate change “is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.”

“Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship with the natural world,” he explained. “The world we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history.” (RELATED: Leonardo DiCaprio Just Won His First Oscar)

“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.”

DiCaprio would go on to urge his audience to “work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters the big corporations, but who speak for all humanity, for  the indigenous peoples of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this, for our children’s children and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.”

He concluded by thanking the Academy for his “amazing award.”

“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”

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