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Leonardo Di Caprio- climate change deniers should not hold public office

In what has been interpreted by some as an attack on Donald Trump, actor makes remarks in a speech at the White House, Guardian, 24 Oct 17The actor Leonardo DiCaprio has said he thinks that those who don’t believe in climate change should not hold public office.

Speaking at the White House ahead of a screening of his new documentary, Before the Flood, DiCaprio said such rejection indicated an inability to engage with the rational world.

“If you don’t believe in climate change, you don’t believe in facts, and science, and empirical truths,” he said.

“And, in my humble opinion, [you] should not be allowed to hold public office.”

The words were interpreted as a slight against presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has frequently tweeted his scepticism – despite denying he had made such claims in last week’s presidential debate……Before the Flood premiered in September at the Toronto film festival, where DiCaprio told the audience: “We cannot afford, at this critical moment in time, to have leaders in office that do not believe in the modern science of climate change.”


October 25, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, politics, USA


  1. Leonardo, if you don’t mind, we will leave that up to the voters of the United States.

    Comment by marblenecltr | October 25, 2017 | Reply

    • But the voters of the United States do rely largely on the media – which all too often – especially when it comes to News Corpse, has its content dictated by fossil fuel industries and their well funded front groups. I say – Hooray for the guts and intelligence of Leonardo Di Caprio, to speak out for the health of this planet and its peoples.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | October 25, 2017 | Reply

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