The Academy award-winning actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, once tackled about climate change when he received his first best actor award for The Revenant. Now, he has starred in a different role -- as an advocate on climate change in his new documentary titled Before the Flood.
The actor unveils the truth about climate change and how it has affected various countries across the world. In October, the new film was produced by and stars Leonardo DiCarprio as it focused on informing viewers on the countless negative effects of this issue. The documentary debuted via the National Geographic YouTube Channel.
Before the Flood shows Leonardo DiCaprio traveling to parts of the world such as Greenland, Sumatra, the Pacific Islands, China and other regions. Apart from aiming to let the White House get a glimpse of the documentary, they also want to show it on various college campuses across the nation.
Even before the elections, the actor wanted the previous administration to focus on curbing global warming. He said that ignoring it will result in food becoming scarce and other negative impacts like severe storm systems and flooding.
There are many climate change deniers today and they believe that it is just a hoax. Scientists, however, have shown growing body of knowledge backing up global warming as an event happening today as a result of increased greenhouse gases and carbon emissions.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens showed the real-world impact of warming temperatures, from sinking cities, dying coral reefs and flooding. In the documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio wants to enforce the 2015 Paris agreement -- developing wind and solar power and reducing worldwide carbon emissions.
"I just want to know how far we've gone, how much damage we've done, and if there's anything we can do to stop it," Leonardo DiCaprio says at the start of the film, Science Alert reports.
The newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump once denied that climate change is real. In fact, his tweet two years ago became viral recently as he said that it is just a Chinese hoax. Despite the growing body of knowledge regarding climate change and how it could negatively impact the country and the rest of the world, no one knows today if Donald Trump will ever change his mind.
Will Leonardo DiCaprio convince him about fighting and curbing global warming? In fact, the Hollywood actor contacted the president-elect.
"We presented the president-elect and his advisers with a framework - which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism - that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered on investments in sustainable infrastructure," Terry Tamminen said in a statement, as reported by the LA Times. He added that the conversation focused on how to create green jobs.
The conversation, which ran for about 90 minutes, also allowed the actor to give President-elect Donald Trump a copy of his documentary. He previously gave Ivanka Trump a copy of the film in a private meeting.