Super-rich, jet-set actor/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that major change is needed for how the world is powered:
— TIME.com (@TIME) January 21, 2016
The actor, with a reported net worth in the $200 to $250 million range, had heavy criticism for the “greedy”:
DiCaprio pointed to the elimination of fossil fuels as the next big step to be taken, urging business leaders to leave behind “corporate greed” in the oil industry and instead focus on the betterment of the planet.
“We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity. Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered-up the evidence of our changing climate,” he said. “Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.”
Be careful what you ask for:
— Sheila_T (@_FreeMarketeer) January 21, 2016
There’s probably no convincing DiCaprio otherwise, because he experienced firsthand the effects of man-made global warming while filming “The Revenant” in Calgary (except he didn’t really).
Net worth of $245 million. Yacht, private jet, massive home.
Wants the rest of the world to live like cavemen. https://t.co/F3YdUneXYu
— Nick St. Denis (@NickStDenis) January 21, 2016
@TIME I think making movies still requires fossil fuels? Private jets, too. Oh, and luxury yachts.
— Jamie Westlake (@jamie_westlake) January 21, 2016
His biggest qualification for speaking out on this issue is he starred in "Wolf of Wall Street". https://t.co/6XtYidDvLh
— Rob Gosnell (@GosnellRob) January 21, 2016
@TIME here's a guy who is great at being someone else telling us who to be
— Cjg1958 (@Cjg111958) January 21, 2016
Gets on private plane, flies to his giant house. https://t.co/3wRsaJwgW3
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) January 21, 2016
Then sails away in his huge yacht. https://t.co/ZNrA11XMVK
— Nicole Russell (@nmrussell2) January 21, 2016
HYPOCRITE ALERT: Man gets paid by corporate's to castigate them,travels by private jet, tells other people to row! https://t.co/7u0sbOyc0q
— Lizzy (@lizzie363) January 21, 2016
It's ok for royalty, just not for the peasants. Hypocrites https://t.co/5jIHuEtWrA
— Franco Gonzalez (@itsFranco) January 21, 2016
@TIME fine..but he couldn't have gotten there without fossil fuels… he should try doing without.
He could actually do so at his home.
— Tim Peebles (@TimPeebles) January 21, 2016
@TIME Fine. He can stop accepting big paydays for his movies. Give up the mansion and private jet as well.
— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) January 21, 2016
@TIME His Net Worth is $220 Million
— Frank Carozzi (@fcarozzi) January 21, 2016
Down with greed! But at least an alternate fuel source for Leo might have been discovered:
His private jet will be fuelled by his charisma https://t.co/fMsXgI8kiC
— Arthur Chrenkoff (@TheDailyChrenk) January 21, 2016