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