Leonardo DiCaprio leads Hollywood’s fight against Donald Trump’s Paris pull-out
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also a vocal advocate for preventing climate change, has slammed US President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.hollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2017 18:56 IST
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also a vocal advocate for preventing climate change, has slammed US President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
DiCaprio took to social media to decry the controversial decision, reports vanityfair.com.
The Revenant star posted on Facebook: “Today, the future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump’s careless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.”
“Our future on this planet is now more at risk than ever before. For Americans and those in the world community looking for strong leadership on climate issues, this action is deeply discouraging.”
He added: “Now, more than ever, we must be determined to solve climate change, and to challenge those leaders who do not believe in scientific facts or empirical truths. It is time for all of us to stand up, organize, fight back, and channel our energy into grassroots political action.”
DiCaprio ended the post by pointing his followers to “organisations on the front lines of this fight”, including Indivisible Guide, NRDC, Stand Up America, and Before the Flood.
Before the Flood was also a 2016 documentary co-produced by him on climate change.
Trump is having the U.S. pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Too bad someone didn't tell his father that he shoulda pulled out, too.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 1, 2017
I’m guessing that Donald Trump doesn’t see the irony in making his announcement to leave the Paris Agreement while standing in a garden.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 1, 2017
Trump just committed a crime against humanity. This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet. #ParisAccord— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 1, 2017
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First Published: Jun 02, 2017 18:54 IST