Leonardo DiCaprio met the US President Donald Trump in December of last year, discussing the climate change issue. Ever since the news revealed itself, everyone has been waiting to get the inside scoop between the Oscar-winning actor and the US President.
And finally, DiCaprio decided to reveal the news about what really went down behind those closed doors!
At the Yale Climate Conference on 19th Sept, 2017, Leonardo revealed that in his last meeting with Trump; he came up with the “comprehensive plan to tackle climate change” along with harnessing the green jobs economic potential.
Seated next to John Kerry – former Secretary of State – DiCaprio continued divulging that both of them actually conversed about “how the United States has the potential to lead the world in clean-energy manufacturing and research and development”
After witnessing the shocking action of Donald Trump – withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord recently – it was quite evident that the conversation between Leonardo DiCaprio and Donald Trump did not end well or be productive.
Leonardo Expresses frustration
While many nations and organizations all around the world are taking serious actions to cut down carbon emissions and aiming at becoming carbon neutralized, big countries such as the United States, do not take the climate issue seriously.
The same was expressed as a frustration from the famous actor in his last statement. Expressing the frustration towards the Trump administration for being inactive on the climate change issue, DiCaprio stated;
“This administration and certain people are going to be vilified for not taking action.”
Even though the conversation between DiCaprio and Trump did not go well or be conclusive, Leo’s attempt to dedicatedly and personally engage with the US President is commended all across the country.
While it may be concerning that the discussion of climate change between the two big names may have failed, Leonardo does not lose hope or give up the fight in tackling the climate change issue with adequate measures, anytime soon.
“We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science that are able to manipulate and risk the entire future of this entire generation,” he fumed. “We are at that turning point right now, and we are going to look back at this point in history, and frankly this administration, and certain people are going to be vilified for not taking action. They really are. And it’s up to this generation, it’s up to all of you to get involved and make a difference.”
With that, the US home city – New York too, seems to have taken a totally different path from the President as New York’s mayor has confirmed plans to support the Paris Climate Agreement.
As the whole country refuses to accept Trump’s climate perspective, Leonardo took one step ahead by announcing that his foundation will be donating a $20 million grant to support and continue the fight against global warming.