Four times Leonardo DiCaprio urged people to fight climate change

  • Leonardo DiCaprio has always spoken about climate change.
  • He also donated at least$100 million to Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which supports projects that conserve endangered species and environment.
  • Here are four times the actor urged his fans to save the planet.
Leonardo DiCaprio is among the very few celebrities who use their fame to change the world for the better. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor is urging 19.2 million of his Twitter followers to support climate change action.

The 44-year-old Hollywood actor starred in iconic movies like Titanic (1997), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Inception (2010), and The Revenant (2015) -- for which he won an Oscar.

The actor is not all talk. He also donated at least$100 million to Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which supports projects that conserve endangered species and environment.

DiCaprio also took the climate change message to the Oscar stage in 2014, when he as a part of his Oscar-winning speech. His speech was viewed by 34.5 million people.

Here are the five times when he urged people to come together and fight against climate change

Pledge $5 million for the relief of Amazon fire
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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: The lungs of the Earth are in flames. 🔥 The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January.⁣ ⁣ The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. ⁣ ⁣ The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do?⁣ ⁣ ✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ⁣ ✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ⁣ ✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains.⁣ Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation. ✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy.⁣ ⁣ #RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis 📸: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com

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DiCaprio's environmental initiative called Earth Alliance pledged $5 million towards the preservation of the Amazon rainforest, after the wildfire.

The new organisation's emergency Amazon Forest Fun supports local partners and indigenous communities as they protect sensitive habitats in the Amazon, reports variety.com.

D iCaprio questions lack of media interest in Amazon rainforest forest



DiCaprio has called out the media for its inaction as well.

The actor posted a picture of the Amazon rainforest fire, with the caption: "Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rainforest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth's oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why?"

DiCaprio steers attention to Chennai water crisis

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#Regram #RG @bbcnews: "Only rain can save Chennai from this situation." A well completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran completely dry. The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tanks. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut down temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro. Officials in the city continue to try and find alternative sources of water - but the community continue to pray for rain. Tap the link in our bio to read more about Chennai's water crisis. (📸 Getty Images) #chennai #watercrisis #india #bbcnews

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DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photograph of a dry well. He wrote: "'Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.” A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran dry."

DiCaprio visited India in 2015 to film a segment for his 2016 documentary film, "Beyond the Flood".

Five Great UN Forest Initiative


The actor recently shared 5 Great Forests Initiative launched at the UN Climate Summit. The initiative will help protect Central America’s forests which will in turn do their part in reviving and restoring the environment.

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