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DiCaprio: Communist China Is Becoming A ‘Hero On Climate Change’

March 22, 2016

By Paul Homewood 



DiCaprio, coming off his big Oscar win, heaped praise on China while promoting his new movie “The Revenant” in Beijing Sunday.

“As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and ways to be sustainable,” he said at a press conference.

China has the opportunity “to change the world and I have all the confidence in the world that that is their intention,” DiCaprio added.


One is tempted to ask how the little tit made his way to Beijing in the first place – by bicycle maybe?



Meanwhile, Greenpeace are concerned that China is still ramping up its coal-fired capacity!



Greenpeace East Asia said on Wednesday that China had a total of 210 coal power projects in the pipeline"for environmental assessment permitting at the end of 2015, despite overcapacity in the industry and pollution concerns.

Of those, 95 projects received final regulatory permits that would allow construction to begin, Greenpeace said in a report. Construction began on at least 66 coal power projects with a combined capacity of 73 gigawatts (GW), Greenpeace added, some of which had received approval in a previous year.

"There is a very rapid and accelerating net increase in coal-fired generating capacity," Lauri Myllyvirta, the group’s senior global campaigner on coal, told Reuters.

  1. Broadlands permalink
    March 22, 2016 12:21 pm

    Another celebrity weighing in…. with vast experience?

  2. Jack Dawkins permalink
    March 22, 2016 12:25 pm

    An actor talking without the aid of a script is rarely worth listening to.

    • Climate Heretic permalink
      March 22, 2016 10:30 pm

      An actor talking with the aid of a script is rarely worth listening to also.

  3. Sara Hall permalink
    March 22, 2016 12:44 pm

    Maybe he made his own way to China by balloon, single handed? He’s producing enough hot air to power one anyway.

    • Mary Whitchurch permalink
      March 22, 2016 1:28 pm

      Ha ha. Give an actor an Oscar and see what happens! Somebody, shut him up!

  4. March 22, 2016 1:24 pm

    Perhaps we could give him to China? He loves it so much and we wouldn’t want to break his teeny, tiny heart, would we?

  5. Greg permalink
    March 22, 2016 2:02 pm

    This is all liberal progressive speak. Given that China has agreed to stop increasing their emissions by 2030, by which time they will have doubled their annual emissions, only a progressive could see this as progress, or better than what their own country is doing. Progressives hate their own civilization.

  6. March 22, 2016 2:21 pm

    Meanwhile “China wasted 20 percent of wind power generated in 2015”:

  7. David Richardson permalink
    March 22, 2016 2:27 pm

    Obviously De Caprio is not singing off the current Greenpeace hymn-sheet (or in his case script). It is a quarterly update with what is good and green flip-flopping around depending on current bias – he should learn to “keep up”.

    You can’t blame him really – he obviously reads Geoffrey Lean in the DT who seems to think that reducing the rate of increase is an overall reduction.

    They probably both have difficulty with the concept of debt and deficit in the economy – mind you quite a few MPs seem to struggle with that.

  8. NeilC permalink
    March 22, 2016 3:12 pm

    I see our strategy of generating electricity is working wonders. Gridwatch is showing all those windmills producing a mere 0.79% of our needs.

    Can’t we ask the Chinese to build us some new coal powered stations we only need about 20.

  9. March 22, 2016 3:25 pm

    The phrase ‘useful idiot’ springs to mind.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      March 22, 2016 3:40 pm

      Surely you meant ‘useless’ ?

    • markl permalink
      March 22, 2016 5:47 pm

      +1 No clue at all. “Stand here, say this”.

  10. AndyG55 permalink
    March 22, 2016 7:39 pm

    China is doing great with climate change.. and pollution.

  11. AndyG55 permalink
    March 22, 2016 7:43 pm

    I will not even bother downloading that movie, let alone watching it.

  12. March 22, 2016 9:41 pm

    I thought he was replaced by a angry 😠 bird 😁

  13. Andy DC permalink
    March 22, 2016 11:30 pm

    When he downsizes his mansion(s) and gives up his private plane for the good of the planet, he at least might appear credible. Until he does, he is nothing but a phony hypocrite.

    • ClimateOtter permalink
      March 23, 2016 9:15 am

      Wouldn’t ‘phony hypocrite’ be an oxymoron? 😛

  14. March 23, 2016 12:19 am

    With the world on security steroids, Prince Leotardo, extolls the leading butchers and violators of free speech, in the reality of the Red Chinese State. If this whimp wasn’t so pathetic, I would offer him a bucket of rat poison, let alone give him an Academy Award. Didn’t the head of the Obamunists, the Leader of the Free World, get a Nobel Peace Prize, a reward for screwing up the world? Please get me out of this asylum.

  15. Chuck L permalink
    March 23, 2016 1:35 am

    Useful Green Idiot Leo DiCaprio should apply for Chinese citizenship, live there, and breathe deeply that fresh clear Beijing air!

  16. Ila Aghast permalink
    March 24, 2016 4:11 pm

    Aghast at such lickspittling. How can dic spout such hot air. Hasn’t China got enough.

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