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Mail Uncovers DiCaprio’s Hypocrisy

September 25, 2014

By Paul Homewood  

 

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The Mail goes to town on the UN’s new Messenger of Peace.

 

With his speech in front of the United Nations today, Leonardo DiCaprio cemented his reputation as one of the world’s highest-profile activists on climate change.

‘You can make history …or be vilified by it,’ he dramatically told world leaders.

After marching with 400,000 others on the streets of New York this weekend to demand tough regulations to cut the amount of CO2 being pumped into the air, DiCaprio opened a UN climate change summit by urging the world to crack down on polluters and ‘put a price tag on carbon emissions.’

But the 39-year-old Hollywood star’s own jetset lifestyle reveals a double-standard on the issue of climate change.

In his speech to the UN, he said: ‘This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make.’

MailOnline can report that DiCaprio took at least 20 trips across the nation and around the world this year alone – including numerous flights from New York to Los Angeles and back, a ski vacation to the French Alps, another vacation to the French Riviera, flights to London and Tokoyo to promote his film Wolf of Wall Street, two trips to Miami and trip to Brazil to watch the World Cup.

 

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7 Comments
  1. rah permalink
    September 25, 2014 10:19 am

    Why would anyone take the guy seriously?

  2. September 25, 2014 10:41 am

    Reblogged this on JunkScience.com and commented:
    Do as I say, not as I do.

  3. September 25, 2014 11:13 am

    They never follow the edicts they demand of the little people.

  4. September 25, 2014 11:16 am

    In certain PR terms I can see the appeal, and value of celeb endorsement.

    In the world of ‘green’ however, it is one rather strewn with pitfalls. The celeb lifestyle, in all but a few cases, usually involves a lot of money, a lot of not mixing with the riff-raff, and a lot of conspicuous consumption. Also celebs, again with a few exceptions, tend not to be the brightest low-energy bulbs in the chandelier, so also elevating them to spokespersons, ambassadors, rapporteurs, etc can be a wee bit fraught when detail creeps in. Or science. Leo & Emma fronting up a revamped Tomorrow’s World next?

    And with the advent of potent social media that is less respectful of gilded ones than traditional MSM outlets who need the stars as much as the stars need them, walking the walk is pretty necessary if shouldering the kudos of talking the talk. Or, more, not flying on the fly.

    This guy has been placed at a pinnacle of representation, by those who seem star-struck more than sensible, and it is boomeranging on a lot of good very seriously.

    As with Greenpeace directors who figured commuting by plane was just fine as they were doing good works, or Al Gore in an SUV around NYC as it’s necessary for his job, these folk seem to have placed themselves so far apart from those they claim to speak for, and so self-justifying, they have become nanny state hypocrites of the highest order.

    I recall an eco concert a while ago that involved the Spice Girls reuniting for the day. Except they really still were not on speaking terms, so they had separate private jets in. And while I don’t expect these guys to hop a tube, the helicopters shuttling to and from the VIP green room stretched credulity. Equally media, who will gush on how awful 4×4’s are even when they were the only cars shuttling goods to flooded communities last winter, but see no problem to having a chopper hover over a police bust or someone progress down a street.

    If there are genuine star-powered spokespersons out there who can add some cred to a campaign fine, but wheeling out such as Leo with such a back story… no. You can’t tell mere mortals how to live and not live by that too. They will react poorly, and the pendulum will swing the other way.

  5. September 25, 2014 1:33 pm

    I like these sort of get-togethers because they help our capitalist economy.
    What these people don’t understand is that travel and spending for goods and services is capitalism. Commerce in action is an amazing thing to watch.

    What I don’t like seeing is when the majority of the protesters saving the environment are those whose only answer is to limit liberty while wasting resources.
    The only solution these most brilliant minds throughout the entire earth offer to the greatest disaster to ever befall mankind is they have to raise taxes and limit freedom.

    Taxes will not lower the earth’s temperature.
    Carbon credits will not lower the earth’s temperature.
    So, I’m waiting for the workable proposal that will lower the earth’s temperature and I’ll get on the band wagon.

    Show why the null-hypotheses of the earth’s temperature has been exceeded and how your proposal will save the planet and buddy I am there.
    Cause, I live here too, ya know.

  6. jimash1 permalink
    September 25, 2014 8:46 pm

    If we all stop being alive, maybe parking in London and Tokyo will be easier for leonardo.
    And what is with the evil villain beard ?

  7. September 26, 2014 3:45 pm

    In all honesty, his trip to Brazil was on one of the largest private yachts which he rented from an Arab Prince and in all likelihood generated more CO2 than an airplane.

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