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Leonardo DiCaprio: Trump Ignoring Climate Change Has Devastating Consequences

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio said climate change is making storms like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma stronger and more destructive. By Rich Scinto (Patch Staff) – Updated NEW HAVEN, CT — Actor and longtime environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio closed a two-day climate change conference at Yale University with a plea for people to think long-term when it comes to the environment, both for the sake of the planet and for the future of America’s economy.

“While climate change didn’t cause these storms we are seeing right now it is without a doubt, in the scientific community, making them more extreme and more destructive,” he said, referencing Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and soon Maria that have caused untold billions in damage over the past few weeks.

The Kerry Initiative at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University hosted a two-day climate change conference. Speakers and panelists included former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, General Electric Chair of the Board Jeffrey Immelt and actor Leonardo DiCaprio……https://patch.com/connecticut/newhaven/leonardo-dicaprio-speak-yale-climate-change-conference

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September 22, 2017 - Posted by | general

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