“None of this is hysteria. It is fact,” said Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio during his United Nations Climate Summit Speech.
That Tuesday, DiCaprio was just another concerned climate activist, one who walked among 400,000 others at People’s Climate March in New York City. During his speech, DiCaprio pointed out that as a whole we look at climate change as fiction, and reminded everyone in the room that ignoring the problemwill not make it go away.
DiCaprio is currently contributing to an environmental documentary in Canada about the Alberta oil sands, and has had a long history with activism for environmental crisis. The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation raise $25 million dollars for environmental protection at its first gala in July.
To name a few, DiCaprio reminded everyone during his speech about the intensifying storms, acidifying oceans, and the melting ice sheets.
“(It is) not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival,” he said. “The time to answer humankind’s greatest challenge is now”.
We should make a change today for a better tomorrow!