Recently, the celebrated actor Leonardo DiCaprio posted a photo on Instagram together with the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. She is 16 years old, and she has a lot of fans – and DiCaprio is one of them.
“There are few times in history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways- but Greta Thunberg has become a leader of our time,” said DiCaprio in the caption.
“History will judge us for all that we do now. Will we be able to give the future generations the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted,” added DiCaprio is also an environmental activist.
Leonardo is also an environmental activist, and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports projects all over the Globe that include protection of vulnerable wildlife, restoration of balance to threatened communities and ecosystems, and building climate resilience as well.
“The time of inaction is over. This message by Greta is a wake-up call to all world leaders, and it should be taken seriously,” said DiCaprio.
When the United Nations Convention on Climate Change shifted location from Chile to Spain, Greta found herself at the mercy of the bureaucratic reshuffling. She refuses to get on a plane because of the carbon footprint released during air travel. Now, Greta asks for help to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November. She has only four weeks to do that.
Greta twitted: “I guess I’ve traveled the wrong way. But now I would be grateful if anyone could help me to find transport to cross the Atlantic this November”.
Teresa Ribera, the environment minister of Spain, has offered help. “We’d love to help you to cross the Atlantic. You support us to raise concern, open our minds, and enhance action”, wrote Teresa on Twitter.
In August 2018, Greta stood outside the Swedish Parliament to demand a stronger response to climate change. That was the moment when she captured the world’s attention, and since then, she has become a leader advocating for environmental policies around the world.
In September, at the UN Climate Action Summit, she delivered an impassioned rebuke to world leaders.
This week Greta was awarded the Nordic Council’s 2019 Environmental Award, but she refused the price. She declared that the climate movement doesn’t need more awards, but instead of that, it needs more politicians and people to listen.
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