Target: Leonardo DiCaprio
Goal: Applaud Leonardo DiCaprio for urging world leaders to save our environment
In September, actor Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit, asking them to take action to put an end to global warming. In his speech he pointed out that while he is an actor, and therefore pretends for a living, the body of people that he is addressing are not actors, and that they should view our planet’s climate change as a very real thing. He implored them to “put a price tag on carbon emissions, and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal, and gas companies.” The speech was eloquent, clear, and ernest.
It is well known that the actor has long been a supporter of changing our habits and policies to help save the environment. He has donated large sums of money to causes across the globe, and his documentary film The 11th Hour addresses global warming, deforestation, and several other grave issues facing the Earth as a result of human behavior. In addition, he held an auction that earned up to $38 million for environmental projects.
His actions speak volumes. In his speech at the UN Climate Summit, he said that what is happening to the globe we live on is bigger than money, fame or power. There must be a change in human behavior, or the changes that our behavior has enacted upon the planet will bring about more harm than can be reversed. He points out that there must be more than changes on an individual level; these leaders must make moves to change the entire world. He urges them to take responsibility for what is happening in a real way.
Thank Leonardo DiCaprio for using his resources to effect change, and for going before the leaders of the world and challenging them to open their eyes to what they must do to rescue the planet.
Dear Mr. DiCaprio,
You recently stood up in front of the UN Climate Summit and demanded that changes be made to protect the environment and bring an end to global warming. I only hope that the world leaders you addressed will have no choice but to face the imminence and gravity of the state in which the human race now finds itself.
Thank you for speaking out for the environment, and for using the resources you have to effect real change in the world. You are a warrior for the truth of the environmental crisis that is now upon us. Your voice has now reached those who will have no choice but to see the real issues and takes steps to nullify them.
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