Today, environmental activist Leonardo Dicaprio urged people to sign a new petition encouraging leaders to take action on climate change through a post on the actor’s Facebook page: “The science is in: climate change is real and man-made. The debate is over. Spread the word and demand action.” The petition reads: “We call on you to respond to the unequivocal findings of the IPCC report with ambitious action to stop catastrophic climate change. It is up to you to lead a ‘BIG fix’: B — Big oil and polluters out of politics, I — Invest in cleaner and smarter energy, G — Global, ambitious and binding deal to cut emissions. Global warming is the most significant planetary crisis of our time and it demands courageous leadership. We call on you to meet this historic responsibility.”
And why did Leonardo have to take a jet to Washington – couldn’t he have ridden his wind powered bicycle there? No, silly, because he and 21 of his closest friends are down watching the World Cup in Brazil on a $1 billion yacht owned by a homophobic, anti-Semitic, dictatorial billionaire Saudi friend of his.
So they all fly down to Brazil to entertain themselves on a yacht that’s been driven half-way around the globe to meet them, then Leo flies back to the US to testify on the critical importance of saving the planet and, finished, will fly back to rejoin his friends. I hope he doesn’t miss too many games, poor guy.