The 6th nomination to Oscar awards brought the golden statue to Leonardo DiCaprio. His speech started off pretty much as they all are, thanking different people and saying that he couldn’t do without them. But then, amazingly, he took the opportunity of 34milion people audience, to talk about climate change.
Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.
His speech was both appreciated and criticized , called ‘cringe-worthy’. Why? Because his facts were not 100% correct and climate activists were worried about losing credibility because of the incorrect information.
Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow.
Here he was referring to the fact that in Canada, where the movie was filmed, there was no snow at the time, probably due to the Chinook winds, warm winds present where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet mountain ranges, found in Alberta, Canada, one the film locations.
However, we think he should not be blamed for using his position to drawn attention to the urgent matter of climate change.