Leonardo DiCaprio is growing more and more concerned about climate change with the recent hurricanes and wildfires and is directing his frustrations at the White House.
The 42-year-old actor and activist spoke at the Yale Climate Conference on Tuesday where he discussed worsening climate conditions and voiced his disappointment with President Trump’s inaction regarding the issue.
“We have watched as storms, wildfires, and droughts have worsened, and as extinctions have become increasingly frequent. And some of us have also listened as the scientific community sounded alarm bells about climate change as far back as the early 1990s,” DiCaprio said citing evidence that “it is extremely likely – with 95 to 100 percent probability – that human influence is the dominant cause of climate change.”
“Yet with all of this evidence – the independent scientific warnings, and the mounting economic price tag – there is still an astounding level of willful ignorance and inaction from the people who should be doing the most to protect us, and every other living thing on this planet,” DiCaprio continued.
The “Revenant” star then addressed Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, and the “powerful forces” of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that “did not change the President’s mind about climate change.”
However, DiCaprio is still holding out hope for the United States to turn things around.
“I still believe that the United States has the potential to lead the world on this issue. We can only hope that the president begins to see it too, before it is too late,” he said, before encouraging the everyday citizen to take action.