- The Washington Times - Monday, September 30, 2019

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Saturday rebuked climate change denials from world leaders, implying heads of state such as President Trump have “gambled away” the future of the world.

“In the four years since the Paris Agreement — it’s been four years — it has become clear that our political leaders have failed to live up to the promises that we celebrated that day,” he told the crowd during the Global Citizen music festival in New York City.

“Our future is being gambled away, and our leaders, those whom we entrust to protect us and set the example, are either failing to stop these dangerous trends or, in some cases, denying the very science of this climate catastrophe. And make no mistake, our scientific communities [have] already spoken. The facts are clear. Unless you live in an alternate reality, there’s no more time for denial,” Mr. DiCaprio continued.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly questioned the severity of climate change and said once that it was a Chinese “hoax.”

Mr. DiCaprio took the time to applaud children in climate activism such as Greta Thunberg.

“These young people have said clearly, definitively, and without fear that the time for inaction is now over. Yet surprisingly, some have reacted to this movement with insulting tweets and negative talking points — individuals that seem to care more about profit and their own self-interests than about your future,” Mr. DiCaprio said.

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