**Written by Doug Powers
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.”
He continued: “Our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Twenty years ago, we described this problem as an addiction. Today, we possess the means to end this reliance.”
Because DiCaprio doesn’t like greedy corporations, he only agreed to appear in his latest film, The Revenant, after making sure it would be released by a small altruistic company not beholden to Wall Street interests: 20th Century Fox.
The Time article talks up DiCaprio’s environmental philanthropy, but if Leo were actually serious about it, one of his top priorities at the World Economic Forum would have been to call for an end to dependence on World Economic Forum meetings:
The number of private jets landing in east Switzerland’s main airports is expected to jump by a third this month as world leaders, executives and entrepreneurs descend on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum.
Last January, 1,389 private planes flew into Zurich, St Gallen-Altenrhein and Samedan airports, 35pc more than in an average month, according to the aircraft services group Gama Aviation.
The extra load could be even higher this year, as last year’s increase was bigger than in previous years.
These people shamelessly deny the existence of online meeting services in order to continue their paid vacations under the guise of saving the planet.
Final suggestion for Leo: Demanding that Hollywood hypocrites end their dependence on party superyachts owned by leaders of the United Arab Emirates might also contribute to a reduction in fossil fuel dependence.
**Written by Doug Powers
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